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Michaela Meeker crowned Miss Poulsbo
Michaela Meeker, a 16-year-old junior at Kingston High School is the 59th Miss Poulsbo. She received $3,200 in scholarships. Over $50,000 in scholarship dollars were awarded to eighteen contestants at the Miss Poulsbo, Miss Kitsap, Miss Silverdale Scholarship Pageant at Bremerton High School Saturday night.
Michaela’s platform is “Mentoring and Making a Difference” she will spend her year of service working with the young people in Kitsap County. She credits Miss Poulsbo 2011, Natasha Tucker for encouraging her to run in the pageant and is thrilled to follow in her footsteps.
D’Anne Davidson, a 17-year-old junior at North Kitsap High School was named the first runner-up to Miss Poulsbo and received $1,200 in scholarships. Also running for Miss Poulsbo were Lindsey Browning, 19, from Poulsbo; Megan Peterson, 16, also from Poulsbo; and Sierra Smith, 16, from Kingston.
The Miss Kitsap title was awarded to Jessicajae Townsend 18, a senior at South Kitsap High School. She received $3,800 in scholarships in addition to a $1,000 scholarship to Olympic College. Krystal Jimenez, 16, a junior at Bremerton High School was awarded first runner-up to Miss Kitsap and received $1,600 in scholarships.
Epiphany Nick, a 17-year-old senior at Central Kitsap High School was named Miss Silverdale. She received $3,200 in scholarships in addition to being awarded a $500 scholarship from the North Kitsap Soroptimists. Angela Ugalino, a 16-year-old senior at Central Kitsap High School was named the first runner-up to Miss Silverdale; she received $1,400 in scholarships.
The Olympic College Foundation has been awarding scholarships to the pageant since 2005, totally nearly $25,000. Chelsey Garcia, 19 of Silverdale and Celine Evans, 17 also of Silverdale each received a $1,000 scholarship to be used at Olympic College. The International Air and Hospitality Academy awarded a $10,000.00 scholarship to Sierra Smith, 16 from Kingston. Taylor Mahoney, 18 of Bremerton received a $17,564.00 full tuition scholarship to Everest College in Bremerton where she will receive a Medical Assistant degree.
The new Miss Poulsbo, Miss Kitsap and Miss Silverdale will spend the next year promoting their community platforms in addition to making appearances and raising money for local non profit organizations. Last year’s titleholders made 211 appearances in Kitsap County.