Miss Grays Harbor 2014 contestants

The 2014 Miss Grays Harbor and Miss Grays Harbor Outstanding Teen pageants are fast approaching, with nine women vying for the Miss Grays Harbor title on Saturday, Feb. 22, and 10 girls trying to become the next Outstanding Teen on Friday, Feb. 21. Both events are at Hoquiam’s historic 7th St. Theatre, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and the pageants staring at 7.

This year, 45 golden circle tickets are available for $25, offering reserved seating in the third, fourth and fifth rows of the theater. General admission tickets are $15. Tickets are available from the contestants, and at Harbor Drug in Hoquiam, Rosevear’s Music in Aberdeen and at the door.

The contestants for Miss Grays Harbor 2014:

Blythe Beebe

Age: 18

Parents: Shaun and Courtney Beebe

School: Grays Harbor College

Platform: Living with Type 1 Diabetes, advocating for a cure

Talent: Vocal

Kylie Shepard

Age: 17

Parents: Diane Shepard and Craig “Bud” Shepard

School: North Beach High School/Grays Harbor College

Platform: Relay for Life

Talent: Irish Dance

Chazlyn O’Bannon

Age: 18

Parents: Angi and Dave Swinhart

School: Montesano High School

Platform: Suicide prevention

Talent: Vocal

Reyna Sanchez

Age: 19

Parents: Maria and Valentin Sanchez

Platform: Action for happiness

Talent: Traditional Mexican dance

Cora Foss

Age: 17

Parents: Susan and Mike Foss

School: Hoquiam High School/Grays Harbor College

Platform: The importance of theater for a community’s youth

Talent: Vocal

Kuinn Karaffa

Age: 18

Parents: Barb Karaffa

School: Montesano High School

Platform: Grave’s disease

Talent: Patriotic country dance

Stephanie Hornback

Age: 20

Parents: Debbie and Brian Hornback

School: Grays Harbor College

Platform: Raising awareness of teenage abusive relationships

Talent: Vocal

Jess Marie Matthews

Age: 22

School: Grays Harbor College graduate

Platform: Youth Empowerment through dance/drill/athletics

Talent: Dance

Connie Morgan

Age: 22

Parents: Chuck Morgan and Judy Morgan

School: Central Washington University

Platform: Wounded Warrior Project

Talent: Vocal


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