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Miss Tri-Cities pageant scheduled for July 23

Miss Tri-Cities 2016 contestants include, from left, Hailey Fisher, Laura Howland, Taylor Plunkett, Alyssa Sisemore, Hannah Mowry, Leslie Gordian-Torres, McKenzie Kennedy, Sandra Gutierrez and Madison Murphy.
Miss Tri-Cities 2016 contestants include, from left, Hailey Fisher, Laura Howland, Taylor Plunkett, Alyssa Sisemore, Hannah Mowry, Leslie Gordian-Torres, McKenzie Kennedy, Sandra Gutierrez and Madison Murphy. Tri-City Herald

This year’s Miss Tri-Cities pageant is scheduled for 7 p.m. July 23 in the Art Fuller Auditorium at Kennewick High School.

Emcees will be Miss Tri-Cities of 1996, Angela Kirkman Johnson, and 2003 Miss Tri-Cities, Jade Redinger.

Tickets are available online at brownpaper tickets.com for $20 and may also be purchased at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Miss Tri-Cities contestants

▪  Hannah Mowry of Richland. She attends Central Washington University, majoring in music education and trumpet performance.

▪  Alyssa Sisemore of Pasco. She attends Columbia Basin College and will perform the contemporary dance Be OK.

▪  Laura Howland of Phoenix, Ariz. She attends Washington State University Tri-Cities and will promote her platform, “environmental education and conservation.”

▪  Madison Murphy of Connell. She attends Columbia Basin College and aspires to obtain a juris doctorate in law and become a corporate attorney.

▪  Sandra Gutierrez of Pasco. She attends Washington State University Tri-Cities and will perform God Bless the U.S.A.

▪  Leslie Gordian-Torres of Pasco. She attends Chiawana High School and will promote her platform, “raising awareness in human trafficking.”

▪  McKenzie Rose Kennedy of Kennewick. She attends Columbia Basin College, majoring in theater.

▪  Taylor Plunkett of Richland. She attends Washington State University Tri-Cities and will perform Art is Calling for Me.

▪  Hailey Fisher of Kennewick. She attends Southridge High School and will promote her platform, “youth suicide prevention.”

Miss Tri-Cities Outstanding Teen contestants

▪  Abby Faulk of West Richland. She attends Richland High School and will preform a vocal solo of the song The Climb.

▪  Lacey Fisher of Kennewick. She attends Desert Hills Middle School and will promote her platform, “little dresses for Africa.”

▪  Noël Anderson of Richland. She attends Richland High School and aspires to obtain a degree in nursing and become a nurse practitioner.

▪  Kennedy Bruce of West Richland. She attends Richland High School and will tap dance to violinist Lyndsey Stirling’s Transcendence.

▪  Anne Lowe of Richland. She attends Delta High School and her accomplishments include six performances with the symphonic performance choir.

▪  Kayla Guzman of Othello. She attends Othello High School and will promote her platform, “supporting higher education.”

Donations are being accepted for this year’s Miss Tri-Cities scholarships, with a goal of raising $30,000. The scholarship program has been sponsored by the Tri-City Water Follies Association for more than 17 years.

For more information about the scholarship program, go to misstricities.org or call Dot Stewart at 509-539-3252.

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