(Keith J. Krueger) The newly crowned Miss Grays Harbor, Grace Aiken, left, and Grays Harbor’s Outstanding Teen, Kathryn Thomas.

(Keith J. Krueger) The newly crowned Miss Grays Harbor, Grace Aiken, left, and Grays Harbor’s Outstanding Teen, Kathryn Thomas.

New Miss Grays Harbor takes over crown

Grace Aiken and Kathryn Thomas were crowned Miss Grays Harbor and Grays Harbor’s Outstanding Teen, respectively, Saturday evening at the 7th Street Theatre in Hoquiam.

Both winners will go on to compete this year for their respective state titles.

“We had an amazing group of girls this year,” said Liisa Mayberry, the competition’s co-executive director. “They all shined on stage.”

Aiken, the 19-year-old daughter of Christopher and Sarah Aiken, is a junior at Washington State University. Her platform is WAGS (Winning Academically and Growing Students), and her talent is dance.

As Miss Grays Harbor, she receives a $3,000 educational scholarship; the entry fee for the Miss Washington pageant, which is June 28-29; an official crown, sash and pin; a dozen roses from Harbor Blooms; and portraits by Pam Pelan and Keith Krueger.

Aiken also won the Four Points of the Crown award, as well as Top Evening Gown and Top Interview.

Courtney Glenn was the first runner-up for Miss Grays Harbor, receiving a $1,000 scholarship. Paicyn Dragoo was second runner-up, receiving a $700 scholarship.

As Grays Harbor’s Outstanding Teen, Thomas, 15, will promote her platform of dementia and Alzheimer’s awareness. The Montesano High School sophomore is the daughter of Chris and Dawn Thomas. Her talent is playing the flute.

Thomas receives a $500 cash award; the entry fee for Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen pageant May 25-26; an official crown, sash and pin; a dozen roses from Harbor Blooms; a tanning package from Oceana Spa; and portraits by Pam Pelan and Keith Krueger.

She also received recognition for Scholastic Achievement and Top Interview.

Ellie Winkleman was named first runner-up, receiving a cash prize of $350.

Sofia Da Silva was second runner-up, for $250.

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OTHER AWARDS

Miss division

Scholastic Achievement: Kylie Shepard, $300 donated by Keith and Carol Krueger

Living Your Platform: Paicyn Dragoo, $300 donated by the Aberdeen Rotary Club

Four Points of the Crown: Grace Aiken, $500 sponsored by Locals Association and MGH

Miss Congeniality: Courtney Glenn, $300 from contributing sponsors

Together We Can: Kylie Shepard, $500 sponsored by Ocean Shores IGA

Moving On Up: Kylie Shepard, Paicyn Dragoo and Grace Aiken, $200 sponsored by A&B Machine & Hydraulics

Talent: Courtney Glenn, $200 donated by Jodesha Broadcasting

Top Evening Gown: Grace Aiken, $200 sponsored by Elma Eagles Ladies Auxiliary #1440

Top Interview: Grace Aiken, $200 sponsored by Dana and MaryAnn Larson

Personal Growth: Courtney Glenn, $300 sponsored by Bill and Tracy Brownrigg

Dash for Cash: Paicyn Dragoo, $200 sponsored by Hometown Sanitation

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Teen division

Scholastic Achievement: Ellie Winkleman, Kathryn Thomas, Kaya Aiken, and Sierra Severance, $100 donated by Elma Eagles Ladies Auxiliary #1440

Living Your Platform: Kaya Aiken and Macy Holcomb, $100 donated by Bill and Tracy Brownrigg

Four Points of the Crown: Shayli Burlingame and Sofia Da Silva, $100 from MGH

Miss Congeniality: Kaya Aiken, $100 donated by High Impact Dance Academy

Personal Growth: Ellie Winkleman and Morgan Lamont, $300 donated by Tom and Nikki Elledge

Lifestyle & Fitness: Ellie Winkleman, $100 donated by Keaton Bradley

Talent: Ellie Winkleman, $100 donated by Jodesha Broadcasting

Top Interview: Kathryn Thomas, $100 donated by Domino’s

Dash for Cash: Shayli Burlingame, $100 donated by Hometown Sanitation

 

Miss Grays Harbor 2019: Grace Aiken

Miss Grays Harbor 2019: Grace Aiken

Miss Grays Harbor 2019: Grace Aiken

Miss Grays Harbor 2019: Grace Aiken

Grays Harbor’s Outstanding Teen for 2019: Kathryn Thomas

Grays Harbor’s Outstanding Teen for 2019: Kathryn Thomas

Grays Harbor’s Outstanding Teen for 2019: Kathryn Thomas

Grays Harbor’s Outstanding Teen for 2019: Kathryn Thomas