SEASIDE — Thirteen young ladies are competing for three titles Jan. 26 in the Miss Clatsop County Scholarship Competition at the Seaside Convention Center. General admission tickets are available at the door for $20, or prior to the event, online at Brown Paper Tickets at bit.ly/2UXiJ0Z for $15.

There are four contestants trying to become Miss Clatsop County 2019. For the teen titles, there are nine competing.

The Miss contestants are:

Viola Soprano, 18, of Seaside, attends the University of Oregon. Her platform is “Jump for Heart,” and her talent is a jump rope routine.

Sam Wozniak, 20, of Seaside, attends Portland Community College. Her platform is “Strength Over Silence,” and her talent is vocal performance.

Ranisha Speed, 24, of Tillamook, attends the University of St. Mary. Her platform is the “Better Me Movement,” and her talent is spoken word performance.

Katie Zagata, 18, of Seaside, attends Seaside High School. Her platform is “Removing Micro-plastics from Beaches,” and her talent is vocal performance

The Teen contestants are:

Peyton Sims, 16, of Seaside, attends Seaside High School. Her platform is “#StartsWithMe,” and her talent is vocal performance.

Sydney Rapp, 16, of Seaside, attends Seaside High School. Her platform is “Financial Literacy for Kids,” and her talent is tumbling/dance routine.

Gracie Weaver, 14, of Seaside, attends Seaside High School. Her platform is “Asthma Awareness,” and her talent is vocal performance.

Nikki Sasso, 17, of Astoria, attends Astoria High School. Her platform is “Invest in Your Future Through Youth,” and her talent is lyrical dance.

Riley Mitchell, 16, of Warrenton, attends Warrenton High School. Her platform is “Children’s Literacy, and her talent is sign language/singing.

Amara Ames, 13, of Seaside, attends Broadway Middle School. Her platform is “Disaster Preparedness,” and her talent is vocal performance.

Lilly Boothe, 15, of Clatskanie, attends Clatskanie High School. Her platform is “Recognizing Teen Depression,” and her talent is theater vocal performance.

Josie Morinville, 14, of Knappa, attends Astoria Middle School. Her platform is “Achieving Your Dreams, Overcoming Your Disability,” and her talent is jazz dance.

Emmy Huber, 14, of Astoria, attends Astoria High School. Her platform is “Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education,” and her talent is vocal performance.

A benefit dinner will be held the night before at the Seaside Convention Center at 6 p.m. Tickets to the dinner are $55, if available, and come with a $20 reserved ticket to the show Saturday night. Reserved tickets are not for sale. Contact Sandy Newman for Friday night tickets at 503-717-3501.

Saturday evening’s competition features outgoing titleholders Miss Clatsop County Haylie Moon, Miss North Coast Aubrey McMahan, Miss Clatsop County’s Outstanding Teen Caitlin Hillman and Miss North Coast’s Outstanding Teen Taryn Miller. The emcee for the evening is Miss Oregon 2007 Kari Virding Christensen. There is no swimsuit/fitness competition for Miss contestants this year.

The Miss Clatsop County Scholarship Competition is the official preliminary competition of the Miss Oregon Scholarship Competition, and is part of the Miss America Organization, a scholarship provider for women. The winners go on to represent the county at the state pageant in June in Seaside. A random draw by 2018 Miss Clatsop County’s Princess Galilea Casarrubias and Miss North Coast’s Princess Tori Miller from 23 princesses also takes place, sending one princess to the Miss Oregon stage.

The Miss America Organization is a nonprofit established solely to provide contestants with the opportunity to enhance their professional and education goals, and to achieve those pursuits with the assistance of monetary grants and awards. The Miss Clatsop County Scholarship Competition is run by volunteers. For information, contact Suzy Jagger at 503-440-6392 or Chelle Sollars at 503-791-6029.

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