Title holders take next step in competition
Sunday, March 28 was a special day for 12 young ladies vying for the titles of Miss Douglas County and Miss Carson Valley.
Congratulations go to Carina Whitcomb crowned Miss Douglas County and Lauren Scyphers, crowned Miss Carson Valley.
Both will attend the Miss Nevada competition July 3 in Carson City. These scholarship pageants are preliminary competitions to Miss America that take place in Atlantic City, N.J. in September.
Allie Williams, senior class president of Carson High School is first runner-up and Jae Hamzik of Douglas High School is second runner-up and also Miss Congeniality.
Both title holders will receive $2,000 in scholarships with Allie receiving $1,000 and Jae to receive $750 plus $100 for Miss Congeniality.
Carina Whitcomb and Christina York were honored with special compassion awards that honor two young ladies who have died during the past two years and were both title holders in their own right. Whitcomb and York will receive additional scholarship money.
All of the other contestants will receive scholarship awards of $500 to be used towards furthering their education.
The pageant at Caesars Tahoe showroom, emceed by Phil Ames and produced by Ann Peters, was a fast-paced show with interview competition earlier in the day.