Vocal performances, dance routines and flowing dresses dominated the stage Saturday night during the 54th annual Miss Tri-Cities and Miss Tri-Cities Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant at Kennewick High School.
Samantha Brown of Burbank was crowned as Miss Tri-Cities 2014, winning $12,000 in scholarships and thousands of dollars more in other prizes. She attended Columbia High School and has studied at Columbia Basin College, Chaminade University in Hawaii and Washington State University.
Paige Rebstock of Kennewick won the Miss Tri-Cities Outstanding Teen 2014 contest. She attends Southridge High School. Her parents are Wendy White and Andy Rebstock. She earned a $2,000 cash award and other prizes.
Ten women, ranging in age from 18 to 22, competed for the Miss Tri-Cities crown while six teenage girls sought to become Miss Tri-Cities Outstanding Teen.
About $30,000 in scholarships as well as other financial awards and prizes were given out at the end of the ceremony. The winners also go onto the state level Miss Washington competition.
The pageant, led by 2003 Miss Tri-Cities Jade Redinger Jordan and television news anchor Kevin Uretsky, filled Kennewick High's auditorium. Contestants were judged on their talents, answers to questions on their platforms, physical fitness and how they presented themselves on stage.