Five vie for 2012 Miss Poulsbo title; pageant Jan. 7

POULSBO — The Miss Poulsbo Miss Kitsap Miss Silverdale Scholarship Organizations will offer more than $49,000 in scholarships to 18 contestants at the Jan. 7 pageant, 5 p.m., at Bremerton High School.

Five women will compete for the Miss Poulsbo title. The theme for the night is the “Rockin’ the ’80s.”

The $49,000 brings the amount awarded in scholarships to $334,000 since 2000.

Olympic College will present $3,000 in scholarships, bringing its total to $24,950 since 2005. For the third year in a row, International Air and Hospitality will present a $9,000 scholarship for a degree in hospitality management. Everest College will present one of the contestants a full-tuition scholarship for any degree offered at the Bremerton campus, with a cap of $17,564.

“Current titleholders will have made 210 appearances by pageant night and have given more than 500 hours of community service,” said Michele Wasson, pageant coordinator.

“We would like to thank Miss Poulsbo 2011 Natasha Tucker, Miss Kitsap 2011 Hannah Wood, and Miss Silverdale 2011 Brittney Rusinski for their dedication to our program and their service to the community.”

To purchase tickets, call Wasson at (360) 689-3553 or at Contestants are also selling tickets; the one that sells the most will receive a $200 scholarship.

Tickets are $18 for adults, and $15 for children 12 and younger and seniors 65 and older.

Here are profiles of the contestants for Miss Poulsbo.

Lindsey Browning, 19, is a student at Olympic College. She is the daughter of Susan Gatliff. Platform: “Stand Up For Kids.” Talent: Jazz Dance. Little Sister: Rebecca Greenberg.

Megan Peterson, 16, is a junior at North Kitsap High School. She is the daughter of Brenda and Jeff Peterson. Platform: “Volunteerism in School.” Talent: Contemporary Piano. Little Sisters: Samantha Burgh and Ashlyn Griner.

D’Anne Davidson, 17, is a junior at North Kitsap High School. She is the daughter of Jodi Davidson. Platform: “Promoting Healthy Lifestyles.” Talent: Gymnastics Dance. Little Sister: Brianna Hoffman.

Sierra Smith, 16, is a junior at Kingston High School. She is the daughter of Darcie Smith. Platform: “Cyber Bullying.” Talent: Contemporary Vocal. Little Sister: Sydney Wallis.

Michaela Meeker, 16, is a junior at Kingston High School. She is the daughter of Sharon Drew and Michael Meeker. Platform: “Mentoring and Making a Difference.” Talent: Gymnastics Jazz Dance. Little Sister: Rayden Cardoza.

The 60 women who have served as Miss Poulsbo:
1954: Laura Lee Smith                    
1955: Joan Brix and Donna Jean Milton  
1956: Beth Wyngarden  
1957: Alice Oien  
1958: Patricia Mason  
1959: Chrisiti Simonsen
1960: Sue Bailey  
1961: Margaret Weirholt
1962: Leann Youngquist
1963: Carol Dahlstrom
1964: Julee Brix
1965: Kathi Clemens
1966: Mary Packard
1967: Mary Delapp
1968: Cynthia Hughey
1969: Karen Donleycott
1970: Janey Stromberg
1971: Merrillee Swanson
1972: Trudy Munger
1973: Jackie Lif
1974: Toni Hewett
1975: Vickie Posten 
1976: Mardy Olson
1977: Julie Marsh
1978: Robin Dickison
1979: Ellen Norton
1980: Melody Francisco
1981: Carrie Meyers
1982: Kristi Oster
1983: Shelly Hall
1984: Dawn Bosselman
1985: Melinda Levy
1986: Joni Patterson
1987: Casey Harvey
1988: Jerilynn Cooper
1989: Kim Klein
1990: Colleen Gresham    
1991: Carmen Van  
1992: Kari Brazeau
1993: Daira Andrejvs
1994: Elaina Trostad
1995: Lisa Jogenson
1996: Kari Hosler
1997: Lindsay Miles
1998: Casey Oreiro
1999: Becky Larsen
2000: Ashlee Redfern
2001: Jeana Ostheller  
2002: Kristen Eddings  
2003: Danielle Deitch
2004: Canon Henness
2005: Janna Murray
2006: Brenna Gardner-Brown
2007: Alex Duchemin
2008: Amy Stadshaug
2009: Heidi Nicks
2009: Myriah Riedel
2010: Erika Scott
2011: Natasha Tucker


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