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Miss Clatsop County contestants unveiled

Five compete for 'miss' title; nine for 'outstanding teen'

Viola Soprano
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Five young women will compete for the title of Miss Clatsop County later this month and nine teenagers will vie for Miss Clatsop County’s Outstanding Teen and Miss North Coast’s Outstanding Teen.

The Miss Clatsop County Scholarship Competition is the official preliminary competition for the Miss Oregon Pageant and is part of the Miss America Organization. Miss America is the world’s leading scholarship provider for women, organizers said.

“I’m really excited. We’ve got some new contestants who’ve never competed before,” said Suzy Jagger, co-director with Chelle Sollars. “This is the new Miss America 2.0 and we’re abiding by that with no swimsuit competition.”

There will be no Miss North Coast because there were not enough contestants this year, Jagger said. Winners of the Miss Clatsop competition go on to represent the county at the state pageant in June, also in Seaside.

The scholarship pageant is at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Seaside Convention Center. Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 if purchased prior to the event.

A benefit dinner will be held at 6 p.m. the night before the show. Tickets are $55 and include reserved-seat tickets to the show.

The competitors for Miss Clatsop:

Viola Soprano

Soprano, 18, is from Seaside and attends the University of Oregon. Her platform is Jump Rope for Heart, a fund-raising and physical activity program. Her talent involves a jump rope routine.

Ranisha Speed

Speed, 24, is from Tillamook and attends the University of St. Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas. Her platform is Better Me Movement and her talent will be speaking.

Kayla Worwood

Worwood, 22, is from Astoria and attended Astoria High School. She’s an advocate of maintaining music education. She plans to sing during the talent portion.

Sam Wozniak

Wozniak, 20, is from Seaside and attends Portland Community College. Her cause is Strength Over Silence, as part of the National Alliance on Mental Illness organization. Her talent is singing.

Katie Zagata

Zagata, 18, of Seaside attends Seaside High School. Her mission is removing microplastics from beaches. She plans to sing at the competition.

Scholarships also are given to the teen contestants and one lucky teen will be selected in a random drawing to compete during the Miss Oregon pageant.

The Miss Clatsop County Scholarship Competition is run by volunteers.

The teen contestants are:

Amara Ames

Amara is 13 and attends Broadway Middle School in Seaside. She is an advocate of disaster preparedness and plans to sing during the competition.

Lilly Boothe

Lilly is 15 and attends Clatskanie High School. Her platform is recognizing teen depression. She plans to perform a theater vocal.

Emmy Huber

Emmy is 14 and a student at Astoria High School. Her mission is STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. She will sing during the competition.

Riley Mitchell

Riley is 16 and attends Warrenton High School. She’s an advocate of child literacy. Her talent is sign language and singing.

Josie Morinville

Josie is 14, lives in Knappa and attends Astoria Middle School. Her platform is achieving one’s dreams while overcoming one’s disabilities. She’ll perform a jazz dance.

Sydney Rapp

Sydney, 16, attends Seaside High School. Her mission is financial literacy for kids. She’ll perform a tumbling/dance routine.

Nikki Sasso

Nikki is 17 and attends Astoria High School. She’s an advocate of investing in the future through our youth. Her talent is lyrical dance.

Peyton Sims

Peyton, 16, attends Seaside High School. Her platform is #StartsWithMe. She’ll sing during the talent portion.

Gracie Weaver

Gracie, 14, attends Seaside High School. She’s an advocate of asthma awareness and plans to sing during the competition.

Ranisha Speed

Kayla Worwood

Sam Wozniak

Katie Zagata


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