BREMERTON — Six teen young women will compete for the fourth Miss West Sound title, Nov. 3, 5 p.m., at the Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave., Bremerton.
Nine teens will compete for the first Miss West Sound’s Outstanding Teen title.
During their year of service, the winners will visit with government officials, business leaders, community groups and residents about their platform issues, and will compete for the Miss Washington and Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen titles next summer.
“I have truly enjoyed my year of service as Miss West Sound and am proud to have traveled around Kitsap County, raising awareness for disability awareness and acceptance,” said Hannah Price, North Kitsap High School Class of 2012.
“I know that the leadership skills I have gained from this experience will help me as I pursue my education at the University of Washington.”
Miss West Sound (www.misswestsound.org) contestants also compete for scholarship money; since it was established in 2010, the program has awarded more than $65,000 in scholarships and in-kind funds to 35 contestants.
The contestants for Miss West Sound are Trinity Pech, 20, Bremerton; Alexis Richardson, 18, Poulsbo; Ashleigh Richardson, 18, Poulsbo; Tyffiniee Vincent, 18, Kingston; Megan Leibold, 22, Poulsbo; and Lauren Becker, 17, Tracyton.
Contestants for Miss West Sound Outstanding Teen are: Courtney Klausen, 14, Bainbridge; Chelsea Alberts, 13, Poulsbo; Samantha Couder, 16, Silverdale; Mariya Lueck, 14, Silverdale; Deidra Morris, 14, Nordland; Emily Houston, 13, Port Orchard; Deja Washington, 15, Bremerton; Alissa Weidenheimer, 13, Kingston; and Angelia White, 15, Poulsbo.
Competition consists of four phases: On-Stage Interview, Talent, Evening Gown, and Physical Fitness. Each contestant will also discuss her platform, a social or community issue of concern to herself and our society.
“Miss West Sound and Outstanding Teen will not only serve as role models for young women and as ambassadors for the Miss America Organization, they will also urge girls and young women to develop their leadership skills and to take an active role in their communities,” Miss West Sound executive director Amanda Cheatham said.