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Kelsey Moss is 2011 Miss Viking Fest; Kaitlyn McKinsey is 2011 Little Miss Viking Fest

Left, Miss Viking Fest Kelsey Moss. Right, Little Miss Viking Fest Kaitlyn McKinsey. - Miss Viking Fest Committee
Left, Miss Viking Fest Kelsey Moss. Right, Little Miss Viking Fest Kaitlyn McKinsey.
— image credit: Miss Viking Fest Committee

Kelsey Moss was awarded the title of Miss Viking Fest and $2,000 in scholarships March 26 at the 12th annual Miss Viking Fest Pageant, in the North Kitsap Auditorium.

She succeeds Carson Smallbeck, Miss Viking Fest 2010.

Kylie Villopoto and Alissa Neuman were named princesses and each received a $500 scholarship. Kaitlyn McKinsey won the first Little Miss Viking Fest title; Tatyana Morgan-Reyes was named a princess.

Moss’ scholarships consisted of the $1,000 pageant scholarship and the $1,000 Doug McKay Memorial Scholarship, named in honor of the late owner of Paradise Amusements. Moss also won awards for Miss Congeniality and Speech.

Other awards:

— Directors Award: Asha Healy

— GPA Award: Alissa Neuman

— Ticket Sales Award: Kylie Villopoto

— Little Miss Congeniality: Tatyana Morgan-Reyes

— Little Miss Directors Award: Morgan Moriarty

— Little Miss Ticket Sales Award: Alexis Hixson

The theme for this year’s pageant was “Welcome to Hollywood.”

Miss Viking Fest contestants compete for the title, scholarship money, and the honor of serving in a ceremonial role during Viking Fest, which celebrates Norway’s Constitution Day. This year’s three-day celebration — which includes a parade, carnival, live music, races, and the lutefisk-eating contest — is May 20-22.

The Miss Viking Fest title also gives the holder the opportunity to put the spotlight on their personal cause. During her tenure, Moss will do a project to encourage organ donations.

Moss, 18, is the daughter of Michele and Kurt Kulhanek of Poulsbo. She is a freshman at Washington State University. She is involved in Delta Delta Delta Sorority, WSU Veterinary Program, and various community service projects. She was sponsored by Dog-Gone Hairy, Swax, and Bank of America Home Loans Ryan Christian.

Neuman, 16, is the daughter of Russell and Sue Barker of Poulsbo. She is a sophomore at North Kitsap High School sophomore. She is involved in debate, drama, and ASB. She was sponsored by Tassi Drake Sleep Country, T&C Photo, Los Cabos Grill, and Cenex, Inc.

Villopoto, 18, is the daughter of Daniel and Kristen Villopoto of Poulsbo. She is a senior at North Kitsap High School. She is involved in cheerleading, track and field, and drama. She was sponsored by RDV LLC, Kitsap Towing, and Ellingsen Construction, Inc.

Kaitlyn McKinsey, Little Miss Viking Fest, is 7 and the daughter of Matthew and Kari McKinsey of Poulsbo. She is a first-grader at Breidablik Elementary. She loves riding her horse, singing, dancing, and playing with her little sister. Kaitlyn was sponsored by Liberty Bay Bakery, and Little Bean Espresso.

Tatyana Morgan-Reyes, Little Miss Viking Fest princess, is 9 and the daughter of Andres and Mary Grace Morgan-Reyes of Poulsbo. She is a fourth-grader at Vinland Elementary. She loves to sing, dance, swim and play dress up. Tatyana was sponsored by her Grandma and Grandpa Morgan.

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