Fourteen compete in Miss Rogue Valley pageant
The show is set for Saturday night at the Craterian
Fourteen will compete in this year's Miss Rogue Valley Scholarship Pageant, set for 7 p.m. Saturday in the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater, 25 S. Central Ave., Medford.
Tickets are $10 and available at the door or in advance by calling the Craterian Box Office at 541-779-3000.
Three girls are competing to become Miss Rogue Valley's Outstanding Teen. The winner will receive a $500 scholarship. Winners of the interview and talent competitions will each receive a $100 scholarship.
Eleven women are competing for the Miss Rogue Valley crown and a chance to compete in the Miss Oregon competition in Seaside in July. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship, the first runner-up a $500 scholarship, and the second through fourth runners-up a $100 scholarship. Winners of the interview and talent competitions will each receive a $200 scholarship.
The contestants will compete in interview, evening wear, talent, lifestyle and fitness and swimsuit categories.
Contestants for Miss Rogue Valley's Outstanding Teen are:
- Kenzie McKillip, 13, of Eagle Point Middle School. Her talent will be a monologue from "Rules" and her platform issue is diabetes awareness.
- Nikki Rossetta, of Hedrick Middle School. Her talent will be a lyrical dance, "Driveway," and her platform is making improvements in public schools.
- Kylie Smith, 15, of Cascade Christian High School. Her talent will be singing "The Climb" and her platform is Hearts With a Mission.
Contestants for Miss Rogue Valley are:
- Christine Boothby, 20, a senior at Southern Oregon University majoring in business. Her talent will be singing "Big Deal." Her platform is adoption. She hopes to become a marketing director for a major motion picture production and distribution company.
- Marissa Martes, 20, a junior at SOU majoring in mathematics. Her talent will be a contemporary dance, "Let Go." Her platform is D.A.R.E. She plans to become a high school math teacher, then administrator.
- Kelsey Weaver, 21, a senior at SOU majoring in human communications/media studies. Her talent is singing "Fields of Gold." Her platform is Southern Oregon Drug Awareness.
- Chelsea Young, 18, a senior at Crater High School. Her platform is Howling Acres.
- Jessica Ferro, 18, of Eagle Point High School. Her talent is singing "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes." Her platform is raising awareness about childhood obesity. She plans on obtaining a bachelor's degree in criminology.
- Rachel Silver, 17, a senior at North Medford High School. Her talent is a ballet dance, "As I Am." Her platform is the Tutoring Club. She plans to earn a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's in secondary teaching.
- Jennifer Steffan, 17, a junior at North Medford High School. Her talent is singing and dancing to "Hoedown Throwdown." Her platform is after-school mentoring. She hopes to become a fashion journalist.
- Lesslie Nunez, 18, of Phoenix High School. Her talent is a modern violin piece, "Obstruction 77." Her platform is Music for a Cure. She hopes to obtain a master's degree in music and teach music to young children.
- Chandra Longtain, 17, a senior at South Medford High School. Her talent is a lyrical dance, "Listen." Her platform is mentoring. She hopes to be a pediatrician.
- Melissa Thompson, 24, a sophomore in nursing at Rogue Community College. Her talent is a flute piece, "Be Our Guest." Her platform is American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. She hopes to become a pediatric or emergency room nurse.
- Jania Wolff, 21, a senior at SOU majoring in English education. Her talent is playing on the potter's wheel. Her platform is THRIVE. She hopes to become an English Language Learner teacher.
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