Douglas grad competes for state title

Miss Lake Tahoe Nevada 2006, Annie Austin is spending a week in Mesquite for the Miss Nevada Pageant which started on Monday.

She will compete with 13 other young women from throughout the state for the title that will be awarded on stage at the Casa Blanca Resort on Saturday.

Her week will be spent in rehearsals for the pageant but will allow time for a tour of Nellis Air Force Base and dinner with officers, a visit to Heidi's Cottage (a Salvation Army program) to deliver baby items for needy residents of Mesquite, assisting with a golf tournament and various appearances. Austin, 18, is a recent graduate of Douglas High School and will be attending Harvard, majoring in math, in the fall.

She will perform a character piano piece for the talent portion of the competition, combining her musical training with her sense of fun.

Tickets are available for the event at

All contestants will be rewarded with scholarships even if they do not go home with the title. The newly crowned Miss Nevada will go on to compete for the title of Miss America.


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