Grace Aiken and Kathryn Thomas were crowned Miss Grays Harbor and Grays Harbor’s Outstanding Teen, respectively, on Saturday evening at the 7th Street Theatre in Hoquiam.
Both young women will go on to compete later this year for their respective state titles.
“We had an amazing group of girls this year,” said Liisa Mayberry, co-executive director. “I am so proud of all the contestants. They all shined on stage.”
Aiken, the 19-year-old daughter of Christopher and Sarah Aiken, is a junior at Washington State University. Her platform is WAGS (Winning Academically and Growing Students), and her talent is dance.
As Miss Grays Harbor, she receives a $3,000 educational scholarship; the entry fee for the Miss Washington pageant June 28-29; an official crown, sash and pin; a dozen roses from Harbor Blooms; and portraits by Pam Pelan and Keith Krueger.
Aiken also won the Four Points of the Crown award, as well as Lifestyle & Fitness, Top Evening Gown and Top Interview.
Courtney Glenn was the first runner-up for Miss Grays Harbor, receiving a $1,000 scholarship. Paicyn Dragoo was second runner-up, receiving a $700 scholarship.
As Grays Harbor’s Outstanding Teen, Thomas, 15, will promote her platform of dementia and Alzheimer’s awareness. The Montesano High School sophomore is the daughter of Chris and Dawn Thomas. Her talent is playing the flute.
Thomas receives a $500 cash award; the entry fee for Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen pageant on Memorial Day Weekend; an official crown, sash and pin; a dozen roses from Harbor Blooms; a tanning package from Oceana Spa; and portraits by Pam Pelan and Keith Krueger.
She also received recognition for Scholastic Achievement and Top Interview.
Ellie Winkleman was named first runner-up, receiving a cash prize of $350. Sofia Da Silva was second runner-up, for $250.
Scholastic Achievement: Kylie Shepard, $300 donated by Keith and Carol Krueger
Living Your Platform: Paicyn Dragoo, $300 donated by the Aberdeen Rotary Club
Four Points of the Crown: Grace Aiken, $500 sponsored by Locals Association and MGH
Miss Congeniality: Courtney Glenn, $300 from contributing sponsors
Together We Can: Kylie Shepard, $500 sponsored by Ocean Shores IGA
Moving On Up: Kylie Shepard, Paicyn Dragoo and Grace Aiken, $200 sponsored by A&B Machine & Hydraulics
Lifestyle & Fitness: Grace Aiken, $200 donated by Keaton Bradley
Talent: Courtney Glenn, $200 donated by Jodesha Broadcasting
Top Evening Gown: Grace Aiken, $200 sponsored by Elma Eagles Ladies Auxiliary #1440
Top Interview: Grace Aiken, $200 sponsored by Dana and MaryAnn Larson
Personal Growth: Courtney Glenn, $300 sponsored by Bill and Tracy Brownrigg
Dash for Cash: Paicyn Dragoo, $200 sponsored by Hometown Sanitation
Scholastic Achievement: Ellie Winkleman, Kathryn Thomas, Kaya Aiken, and Sierra Severance, $100 donated by Elma Eagles Ladies Auxiliary #1440
Living Your Platform: Kaya Aiken and Macy Holcomb, $100 donated by Bill and Tracy Brownrigg
Four Points of the Crown: Shayli Burlingame and Sofia Da Silva, $100 from MGH
Miss Congeniality: Kaya Aiken, $100 donated by High Impact Dance Academy
Personal Growth: Ellie Winkleman and Morgan Lamont, $300 donated by Tom and Nikki Elledge
Lifestyle & Fitness: Ellie Winkleman, $100 donated by Keaton Bradley
Talent: Ellie Winkleman, $100 donated by Jodesha Broadcasting
Top Interview: Kathryn Thomas, $100 donated by Domino’s