Miss Clark County and Miss Clark County’s Outstanding Teen will be crowned today. Doors open at 2:30 p.m., and the pageant starts at 3 p.m. at Fort Vancouver High School, 5700 E. 18th St., Vancouver. Tickets are $20.
Miss Clark County 2017 Abby Kondel and Miss Clark County’s Outstanding Teen 2017 Olivia Green will be in attendance, along with master of ceremonies Alicia Cooper, who won Miss Clark County Outstanding Teen in 2011, and Miss Clark County 2013 and 2016, and her father, Bob.
This year, 15 girls and women are vying for the titles.
The 2018 Miss Clark County contestants are listed below with school, age, talent and platform:
• McKenzie Hammond, Washington State University, 19; Jazz Dance; Think Green! Environmental Conservation and Awareness.
• Kailey Herren, Warner Pacific, 21; Jazz Vocal; Changing the Way America Pays for College.
• Alexa McCallum, Camas High School, 17; Vocal; See the Able, Not the Label.
• Gloria Boieriu, Clark College, 18; Vocal; A Colorful Future: Arts in Education.
• Isabella Reese, Linfield College, 19; Contemporary Dance; Active Minds, Active Leaders.
• Kallie Hutchinson, Jefferson High School, 18; Musical Theater Song and Dance; Building Positive Self-image.
• Taylar Moon, Clark College, 20; Contemporary Dance; Financial Fitness: Plan for Then — Now!
The 2018 Miss Clark County Outstanding Teen contestants are:
• Sandra Fachiol, Battle Ground High School, 15; American Sign Language and Vocal; Just Like You: Mental Illness Stigmas.
• Emma Boonabi, Mountain View High School, 14; Vocal; Do Something for Nothing.
• Aaliyah Rivers, La Center Middle School, 13; Pop Vocal; Changing Minds: Mental Health Awareness.
• Camden Slavin, Hudson’s Bay High School, 15; Theatrical; Dysautonomia Awareness.
• Karsyn Brinkley, Skyview High School, 16; Tahitian Dance; Heart(s) of Gold: Making Positivity Contagious.
• Laura Sinclair, Hudson’s Bay High School, 15; Viola; Homelessness: Everybody Deserves a Home.
• AnnMarie Vickery, Hockinson High School, 15; Contemporary Dance; Doing the Impossible, Overcoming Obstacles.
• Payton May, Skyview High School, 16; Vocal; Creating Brighter Futures: The Importance of Arts in Education.
Miss Clark County is an official preliminary to the Miss Washington and Miss America programs.
Miss America is among the largest providers of scholarships for young women in the world today. These Miss Clark County competitions will award about $35,500 in scholarships, awards and prizes.
The goal of the Miss Clark County Scholarship Organization is to provide educational scholarship dollars to the young women of Clark County. Information about the group’s mission is online at www.missclarkcountywa.org.