Four Tri-City women will compete in the Miss Washington USA and Miss Washington Teen USA pageants Friday and Saturday in Burien.
Jayven Moore, 19, will compete as Miss Richland USA; Maeloni Ogle, 19, competes as Miss Kennewick USA; Tressia Nowlin, 25, is Miss Benton County USA; and Micaela Keller, 18, is Miss Tri-Cities Teen USA.
Moore is a chemistry student at the University of Washington. Her platform includes volunteerism.
Ogle is studying to be a physical therapist. Her platform will focus on the importance of inner beauty and self-confidence.
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Nowlin is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. She plans to work toward ending childhood obesity through education on eating habits.
Keller is pursuing a nursing degree from Washington State University with the intent to be a pediatrician.
The pageant is at Highline Performing Arts Center, 401 S. 152nd St., Burien and will feature competitions Friday with finals Saturday.
Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com.