This year, the Miss Clatsop County Scholarship Program included a teen competition, Miss Clatsop's Outstanding Teen Pageant. Director Chelle Sollars and co-director Shannon Gannaway worked with the contestants on platforms and interviews.

The winner of this competition was Shanah Lindquist. "These young ladies were an absolute joy and have brought a new meaning of why we volunteer our time and put our families aside for the weekend of this competition," Sollars said.

The girls competed in five-minute interviews at the Seaside convention Center Saturday morning, then returned to compete at 7 p.m. in the talent competition. They were also judged on their GPA and a 200-word essay about the pros and cons on uniforms in public schools.

Contestants were:

Katie Fawkes, a 14-year-old student at Broadway Middle School and avid dancer, singer and surfer. She plans become an orthodontist. For her talent competition she sang "L-O-V-E." She is the daughter of Barbara and Fred Fawkes of Seaside.

Emily Cameron-McKay is a 14-year-old student at Warrenton Middle School planning on attending Astoria High School next year. Her ambition is to go to Oregon State University to study nutrition or athletics. She wants to be a soccer coach. She loves to play sports, snow board and sing. Her talent was singing "When I Think About Angels." She is the daughter of Gail Cameron and the stepdaughter of Michael Link of Astoria.

Shanah Lindquist is a 16-year-old student at Astoria High School. She plans to become a professional actress. She enjoys drama, leadership and student council involvement. She has performed in many plays and was the lead in "Shanghaied in Astoria." She sang a theatrical version of "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend." She is the daughter of Tracy and Steven Mathre of Astoria.

Lindquist will receive a $100 savings bond from Bank of Astoria, and the Miss Clatsop Program will sponsor her competition at the state level Miss Oregon's Outstanding Teen. The nonfinalist also received a $50 savings bond.


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