Tayler Plunkett, a junior at Southridge High School in Kennewick, will compete at the Miss Washington's Outstanding Teen pageant May 24-25 at Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien.
This is Tayler's second year to compete at the state competition. She was second runner-up at last year's Miss Tri-Cities Outstanding Teen pageant.
Last August, she also won the title of Miss Sun Valley's Outstanding Teen, representing Yakima County.
Her platform is Friends for Life: Unifying Teens With and Without Disabilities beyond the Tri-Cities and into Yakima County. She introduced the Buddy Club, which originated at Southridge High in Kennewick, to the high schools of Yakima County.
She also serves on the Special Olym-pics Project Unify state committee, working to unite all high school students, with or without disabilities, through school sports and activities.
She also was chosen to represent the Mid-Columbia at the Washington Music Educators Association State Solo and Ensemble contest, April 25-26 at Central Washington University in Ellensburg.