Courtney Glenn was crowned Miss Grays Harbor 2020 and Sofia Da Silva was selected Grays Harbor’s Outstanding Teen on Saturday evening at the 7th Street Theatre in Hoquiam.
“I am excited for both Sofia and Courtney,” said event organizer Liisa Mayberry. “They are going to be wonderful representatives of Grays Harbor during their reign.”
Courtney, the 19-year-old daughter of John and Chris Glenn, is a student at Grays Harbor College. Her talent is vocal, and her social impact initiative is mental health education. In addition to the crown, she won the inaugural Kathy Rees Memorial Scholarship of $1,600, as well as Top Evening Gown (tied with Kylie Shepard) and Talent (tied with Madi Niemi).
First runner-up for Miss Grays Harbor was Kylie Shepard. Kylie also won Four Points of the Crown, Scholastic Achievement, Top Interview, Moving On Up and Together We Can, and she tied with Courtney for Top Evening Gown.
Madi won the Dash for Cash and tied with Courtney for Talent. Annette Alejandre won Living Your Platform, and Emma Bradford was Miss Congeniality.
In the Outstanding Teen competition, Sofia Da Silva took the crown. The 16-year-old daughter of Erin Riley is a sophomore at Montesano High School. Her talent is vocal, and her initiative is LGBTQIA+ education for teens and adults. She also won Living Your Platform and Top Interview.
First runner-up was Ellie Winkelman, who also won Four Points of the Crown, Lifestyle and Fitness, Talent and Miss Congeniality.
Second runner-up was Shayli Burlingame, who tied with Graci Bonney-Spradlin in the Dash for Cash.
Scholastic Achievement was a four-way tie among Sofia, Ellie, Shayli and Graci.
“I am very proud of all the candidates,” said Mayberry. “They were all a pleasure to work with, and any one of them would have been deserving of the titles.”
Miss Grays Harbor is a preliminary competition for Miss Washington and Miss America.