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‘Hollywood Dreamgirls’ hit Bremerton High

The Miss Poulsbo and Miss Kitsap crowns are up for grabs this weekend at the Bremerton High School Auditorium. - Courtesy Photo
The Miss Poulsbo and Miss Kitsap crowns are up for grabs this weekend at the Bremerton High School Auditorium.
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‘Hollywood Dreamgirls’ hit Bremerton High

t Miss Poulsbo and Miss Kitsap contestants vie for the crown this Saturday.

POULSBO — Miss Poulsbo Alex Duchemin and Miss Kitsap Megan Hornbuckle will take a trip to Tinseltown to pass on their prestigious crowns this Saturday.

The Bremerton High School Performing Arts Center is set to host a “Hollywood Dreamgirls”-themed scholarship pageant, during which 13 young women will compete not just for one of two titles, but for nearly $25,000 from the Miss Poulsbo/Miss Kitsap Scholarship Organization.

The event begins at 6 p.m.

The 2008 Miss Poulsbo contestants

• Allie Lunden of Poulsbo, 22, is a Western Washington University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in human services. She plans to obtain a master’s degree in social work and a doctorate in psychology with an emphasis on mental health counseling and hopes to one day create a non-profit organization aimed at supporting the developmentally disabled in Third World countries.

Lunden will perform a modern dance to the song “Let’s Get Loud” as her talent. She has chosen promoting fulfilling lifestyles for persons with developmental disabilities as her platform issue.

• Sarah Stephens of Poulsbo, 17, is a North Kitsap High senior with plans to earn a bachelor’s degree and become a Peace Corps volunteer.

She will sing “Almost Like Being in Love” as her talent. Special needs peer mentoring is her platform issue.

• Karina Hoogestede of Poulsbo, 17, is a North Kitsap High senior. She plans to earn a degree in political science and international relations from Willamette University and become a foreign service officer.

Hoogestede will give an oboe musical performance to “Vocalise” for her talent. She has chosen inspiring civic responsibility in America’s youth as her platform issue.

• Amy Stadshaug of Bremerton, 23, is a University of Washington graduate with a degree in communications. She plans to obtain a master’s degree in intercultural communication and work as a public relations director and/or event manager for an international non-profit organization.

Stadshaug will dance to Michael Buble’s “Feeling Good” for her talent. She has chosen Habitat for Humanity as her platform issue.

• Katie Stephens of Poulsbo, 19, is a Western Washington University student with plans to earn a degree in biology and later apply for medical school in the United States or another English-speaking country. She hopes to specialize in obstetrics and women’s health.

Stephens will play “Concerto in F for Bassoon” for her talent. Her platform issue is promoting youth sailing.

• Heidi Nicks of Poulsbo, 21, is a University of Washington junior majoring in nursing with plans to practice health care and prevention science in globally under-served communities.

Nicks will perform a contemporary lyrical dance to “This is My Now” by Jordin Sparks for her talent. Her platform issue is Circles of Hope and Children’s Miracle Network, “It Matters.”

The 2008 Miss Kitsap contestants

• Jessica Matheson of Port Orchard, 18, is a South Kitsap High senior with plans to attend Central Washington University and obtain degrees in design and performing in theatre productions.

Matheson will perform a comedy monologue, “The Stepsister Speaks Out” for her talent. She has chosen keeping theatre alive as her platform issue.

• Lauren Fuller of Bremerton, 17, is pulling dual pupil duties as a senior at Klahowya Secondary and a sophomore at Olympic College in the Running Start program. She plans to become a registered nurse.

Fuller will perform a jazz dance to “Hot Honey Rag” for her talent. She has chosen breast cancer awareness as her platform issue.

• Kasia Alexander of Bremerton, 20, is an Olympic College student with plans to attend Evergreen State College and earn a science degree. She also hopes to obtain a master’s degree in psychology and become a high school counselor.

Alexander will perform the dramatic monologue “Rag Doll” for her talent. Keeping the arts in schools is her platform issue.

• Sheila Spiker of Port Orchard, 23, is a University of Washington senior studying environmental science. She plans to enroll in Washington State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine and hopes to one day run her own practice.

Spiker will perform the classical harp solo “The Little Fountain” for her talent. She has chosen the human-animal bond as her platform issue.

• Carlie Schmitz of Port Orchard, 17, is a South Kitsap Senior High senior and Olympic College freshman in the Running Start program. She plans to obtain a four-year degree in registered nursing, an EMT certification and move on to be an emergency department nurse.

Schmitz will perform a theatre jazz dance to “Too Darn Hot” from the musical “Kiss Me Kate” for her talent. Asthma awareness and education is her platform issue.

• Samantha Przybylek of Seabeck, 21, is a college student with plans to earn a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing and work as a registered nurse specializing in pediatric oncology.

She will give a vocal performance of “Popular” from the Broadway musical “Wicked” for her talent. She has chosen the Children’s Miracle Network as her platform issue.

• Melissa Carlson of Port Orchard, 18, is a South Kitsap High senior and Olympic College sophomore earning an associate’s degree. She plans to obtain a bachelor’s degree in law/political science at the University of Nevada, attend law school and pass the bar exam.

Carlson will perform a ballet solo en pointe, “Don Quixote Variation Quiteria (Kitri) Enters” for her talent. She has chosen “Habitat for Humanity in our community is more than just building houses” as her platform issue.

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