Ten Compete in Scholarship Pageant April 7th (Video)

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Date: April 7, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Mills Auditorium
Tickets: $25 Adult

Empowering Young Women Through Scholarship, Education, and Community Service

Ten of Klamath’s most accomplished young women will compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes in the upcoming 43rd annual Miss Klamath County-Miss City of Sunshine Scholarship Pageant.

The pageant, with “The Greatest Show” theme, will be held at 7:00 PM at the Mills Auditorium on Saturday, April 7, 2018  Featured special guests will include Miss City of Sunshine Rylee Smith, Miss Klamath County Shelby Foley and the 2018 Sister Act Princesses.

Presented by the Women’s Scholarship Foundation of Klamath County, the competition is an official preliminary pageant of the Miss America Pageant.  Providing over $45 million annually, the Miss America Organization is the largest private provider of scholarships for women ages 17-25 in the world.

The emphasis of the pageant is to encourage, acknowledge and reward excellence and achievement among young women.  Since its inception the Miss Klamath County-Miss City of Sunshine Pageant along with benefactors has offered almost $500,000.00 in scholarships to area young women.  This year’s program will offer over $20,000.00 in scholarships and prizes including an in-kind tuition scholarship to Klamath Community College.

First year pageant director Sheri Hargrave said “I am extremely proud to be part of this outstanding program which truly does make a difference in strengthening the lives of young women. I am also very proud of each of the contestant this year they are a great group of young women and have a lot to offer our community.”

Tickets for the pageant are available at online at www.eventbrite.com  or at the door. Tickets at the door are $25.00 for adults and Kids 5-12 $15 (only cash or checks will be accepted at the door). All tickets are general admission.  

Judges for the event are Erik Carlson of Medford, Oregon; Dave Martin of Vancouver, Washington,; Kayla Shepherd of Vancouver, Washington; Kaitlin Endres of San Diego, California; and Tami Sanders or Salem, Oregon.




Sarah Bentz

Age 23
Parents: Jerry and Eileen Bentz
Talent: Acting
Platform: Sexual Assault Prevention on College Campuses

Photo by, Chuck Collins


Tori Brooks

Age 20
Parents: Kathy Weller and Lee Mckinney-Brooks
Talent: Hula Dance
Platform: GEM Growing, Empowering & Motivating

Photo by, Chuck Collins



Rebecca Caldwell

Age 17
Parents: Bruce & Cara Caldwell
Talent: Piano Solo
Platform: Practicing Kindness (An Anti-Bullying Campaign)

Photo by, Chuck Collins


Nicole Carter

Age 20
Parents Lisa and Scott Carter
Talent:  Vocal
Platform: Blue Zone

Photo by, Chuck Collins


Kimberly Heesacker

Age 20
Parents: David and Donna Heesacker
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Elderly Care

Photo by, Chuck Collins


Heidi Hoy

Age 20
Parents: Thomas Hoy & Jennifer Olin-Harris
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Student Veterans Program

Photo by, Chuck Collins


Grace Maxfield

Age 19
Parents: Les and Leslie Maxfield
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Stigma Free, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Photo by, Chuck Collins


Christina Mueller

Age 17
Parents: Carla Mueller
Talent: Viola
Platform: Lyme Disease Awareness

Photo by, Chuck Collins


Paige Petersen

Age 17
Parents: Irvin and Karen Petersen
Talent: Monologue
Platform: Promoting Agriculture

Photo by, Chuck Collins


Allie West

Age 20
Parents: Terilyn and Paul West
Talent: Opera
Platform: MDS Summer Camp

Photo by, Chuck Collins

Press release provided from the Miss Klamath County, Miss City of Sunshine Sholarship Pageant. Photography by Chuck Collins.