Awards and Achievements

By the Herald staffNovember 17, 2013 

-- Maeloni Ogle, 19, of Kennewick was first runner-up in the Miss Washington USA pageant, held in October in Burien.

Ogle, who is studying to be a physical therapist, competed as Miss Kennewick in the pageant. Her platform focused on the importance of inner beauty and self-confidence.

-- Sydney Janet Shafter of Richland received the Novice High-Point All-Around Amateur title at the recent 2013 SmartPak America Quarter Horse Association West Novice Championship Show in Las Vegas.

Shafter showed her American quarter horse, Thumbs Debut, a 2000 bay gelding, sired by WF Two Thumbs.

Shafter received Montana Silversmiths spurs, a WeatherBeeta blanket and a Professional's Choice Western saddle pad.

The show was Oct. 2-6 at South Point Arena and Equestrian Center. More than 1,400 entries competed.

-- The girls soccer teams of Richland High School collected 600 pounds of food to benefit the Richland Food Bank.

Samantha Beck, a Richland senior who plays goalkeeper and coordinated the food drive, said, "We thank everyone for their generous donations to help those in need."

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