Miss Douglas County Scholarship Pageant set March 9 at Caesars
Five young area women will compete for the title of Miss Douglas County on Sunday, March 9, at 2 p.m. at the Circus Maximus showroom at Caesar’s Tahoe. the event is the official local pageant for the Miss America Pageant. Contestants will compete in personal interview, swimsuit, talent and evening wear.
The gala production is produced and choreographed by Ann Peters and will include performances by Miss Douglas County 1996, Amy Moore. also performing will be the Dance Workshop Dancers.
This year’s winner of the Miss Douglas County title will compete in the Miss Nevada Pageant, June 28 in Reno. This year’s contestants include Kai Gentle, Melodie Toth, Jenee’ Michelle Conway, Amanda Harker and Vavadee Stephenson.
Kai Gentle is a graduating senior at Douglas High School. She intends to pursue an education in order to own her own business. She will present an interpretive dance for the talent competition and her platform focuses on self esteem and self image. Her hobbies include writing poetry, singing and participating in church youth activities.
Melodie Toth is also a graduating senior at Douglas High School where she is actively involved in the Honor Society and the cheerleading squad. She plans to attend the University of San Francisco, earning a degree in nursing and becoming a surgical nurse. Her talent presentation will be dramatic interpretation. She is involved in community service work to further her platform of improving young women’s self esteem.
Jenee’ Michelle Conway will be graduating from Lake Tahoe Community College and plans to continue her education at San Francisco State University, pursuing a degree in broadcast journalism. She is involved in her community through her foundation, “Angel Hearts,” which was formed to bring youth and senior citizens together. Conway will perform a song and dance presentation for the talent competition.
A piano solo will be presented by Amanda Harker. At Douglas High School, Harker is involved in Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, student government and sports. After graduation, Harker hopes to attend Stanford University to major in biomedical engineering. Her platform is ‘Community Service – An Endeavor for Life.’
Vavadee Stephenson plans to pursue a nursing degree by attending Michigan State University. At Douglas High School, she is involved in cheerleading, track and field and Honor Society. She will present a dance for the talent competition. Her platform deals with helping teens become accountable for their decisions and actions.
Pageant tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and children under 12. Tickets are available from any board member or at the door on pageant day. For information, contact Shirley Connole at 265-4455 or Fran Macias at 782-6999.