POULSBO — Five North Kitsap teens will compete for the title of Miss Poulsbo at the 60th annual pageant, Jan. 5, 5 p.m., at Bremerton High School.The pageant is held concurrently with the Miss Kitsap and Miss Silverdale pageants.
All told, nearly $38,000 in scholarships will be awarded at the event. The theme is “Let Me Be Your Star.” Among the organizations awarding scholarships:
— Miss Poulsbo Miss Kitsap Miss Silverdale Scholarship Organizations. A $10,000 scholarship to study at the International Air and Hospitality Academy for a degree in hospitality management.
— Everest College. $5,000.
— Olympic College. $3,000. OC has awarded $27,950 in scholarships to pageant contestants since 2005.
Miss Poulsbo executive director Michele Wasson said contestants will be judged on Talent, 25 percent; Private Interview, 30 percent; Evening Gown, 20 percent; Active Wear, 15 percent; On-Stage Interview, 5 percent; and Academic Review, 5 percent.
“Our current titleholders will have made over 230 appearances by pageant night and have given over 500 hours of community service,” Wasson said. “We would like to thank Miss Poulsbo 2012 Michaela Meeker, Miss Kitsap 2012 Jessicajae Townsend and Miss Silverdale 2012 Epiphany Nick for their dedication to our program and their service to the community.”
Tickets may be purchased by contacting Wasson at (360) 689-3553 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contestants are also selling tickets; the one that sells the most will receive a $200 scholarship. Tickets are $15 for children 12 and younger and seniors 65 and older. All other tickets are $18.
Miss Poulsbo contestants:
Contestant No. 1 — Leah Van Lieshout. She is a 16-year-old junior at Kingston High School and is the daughter of Janet and Edgar Van Lieshout. Her platform is North Kitsap Fishline.
Contestant No. 2 — Allison Coleman. She is a 16-year-old junior at North Kitsap High School and is the daughter of Cathy and David Coleman. Her platform is Kitsap Humane Society.
Contestant No. 3 — Rebecca Lipscomb. She is a 16-year-old junior at North Kitsap High School and is the daughter of Alane Basco-Yu and William Yu. Her platform is Encouraging Young People from “Non-Traditional and Blended Families.”
Contestant No. 4 — Camren Robison. She is a 17-year-old senior at North Kitsap High School and is the daughter of Jennie and John Robison. Her platform is “Encouraging Youth to Get Involved in Extra-Curricular Activities.”
Contestant 5 — Makenzie Moody. She is a 17-year-old junior at West Sound Academy and is the daughter of Camellia and Mark Moody. Her platform is “Solving Hunger at Home and Abroad.”