Kuhn vies for statewide Outstanding Teen title this weekend

Miss Grays Harbor Outstanding Teen Erin Kuhn will compete for the statewide title and a share of more than $100,000 in prizes and scholarships this weekend at the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien.

Kuhn joins 24 other young women age 13 to 17 in the “little sister” competition to Miss Washington and Miss America. The teens will compete in interview prowess, a talent, evening wear and on-stage question, academic achievement and lifestyle and fitness in active wear.

Kuhn, a 15-year-old freshman at Aberdeen High School, is in her second year of running the Birthday Gift Drive for Foster Kids to promote her platform of “The Importance of Foster Care.” For the talent portion of the competition, she will be performing on the piano.

The contestants will be in Burien from Friday through Monday for rehearsals and activities surrounding the pageant. The first preliminary competition will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Highline Performing Arts Center, and the final night will be on Sunday, also at 7.

To purchase tickets to the 2013 Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen preliminary and final night of competition, visit Brown Paper Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/223199

Miss America’s Outstanding Teen is a scholarship-based program offering accomplished teens the opportunity to be awarded funds for college. The program promotes scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement for America’s teens. In the past seven years, the organization has made available more than $4 million in college scholarships.

Information about Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen competition can be found at www.mwoteen.org.