Bales named Miss Douglas County
March 23, 2016
Johnson Lane resident Coraleigh Bales is the new Miss Douglas County.
She was crowned at the Opal State Pageant, which is an open pageant in Carson City, according to Tiffany Kennison, executive director of the Miss Douglas County, Miss Carson City & Outstanding Teen Scholarship Program.
Bales' platform is "See the Need, Take the Lead-Community Service."
"It's all about stepping up and being the change in your community," she said. "Change starts with just one person really making a difference."
Bales is a 22-year-old student attending Western Nevada College.
She graduated summa cum laude with an associate's degree from Western Nevada College in general studies. She attended bible college in California for a year before returning home to take psychology classes.
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Bale plans to transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno, to become a marriage and family therapist.
She originally intended to get a degree in graphic design at Western Nevada College.
"I like working with people," she said. "I love art though, which is why I originally went into graphic arts."
Bales attended Piñon Hills Elementary School shortly after arriving in Carson Valley, and Carson Valley Middle School.
She is a 2012 graduate of Douglas High School and participated in the 2013 Miss Carson City pageant.
She trained in dance at All About Dance until ninth grade and transferred to Lake Tahoe Forever Dance.
Bales danced to "America" from "West Side Story" as her talent.
The Miss Nevada pageant is May 6 at the Tropicana in Las Vegas.
Carson Middle School student Savanah Ray was named Miss Douglas County Outstanding Teen in January.
That pageant is May 5 at the Tropicana in Las Vegas, according to the Miss Nevada website.
Christina Keegan was the last Miss Douglas County to win the Miss Nevada Pageant in 2009. She was only the second woman from Douglas County to represent Nevada in the Miss America contest.
Minden resident Malia Winn was Miss Nevada in 1991.
For more information, visit http://www.missnevada.org