Oceanside CA— The 2017 Miss Oceanside and Miss Teen Oceanside Scholarship Pageant was held on April 1st at the James Truax Performing Arts Center. Thirty one girls competed for the crowns in front of a full audience. The annual pageant is a fundraiser for the Oceanside Sea Lions with profits going to scholarships and charity. Also held on Saturday night was the People’s Choice Award, voted on by the audience, with the proceeds from People’s Choice going to the Vista Blind Center to purchase 50 white canes for the blind.
The pageant theme was “Salute to our Troops” with an opening number by all the contestants. Breana Banuelos, Miss Oceanside – 2016 and Caitlin Guiao – Miss Teen Oceanside- 2016 were also part of the opening. The MC for the event was Don Reedy. The contestants were escorted in their evening gowns by the El Camino ROTC.
The first awards of the night went for “Outstanding Achievement”, Honor roll mentions for Teen went to: Camryn Guiao, Alisa Walker, Haley Cook, Carmen Gagliardi and Sophia Schlesinger.
The winner for Outstanding Teen went to: Chloe Metoyer. Honor roll mentions for Miss went to: Tamiah Jackson, Gabriella Duren, Kristalina Banuelos and Valeria Estrada. The winner for Outstanding Miss went to: Elizabeth Carlson.
The winners of the main event for Teen were as follows: Miss Congeniality: Venus Johnson, People’s Choice: Hannah Mendoza, 3rd Princess: Kyanna Knutson, 2nd Princess: Haley Cook, 1st Princess – Kassidy Betz, and the 2017 Miss Teen Oceanside is: Lauren Bell.
The winners for the Miss category are: Miss Congeniality and People’s Choice went to: Maggie Islas. 3rd Princess: Kristalina Banuelos, 2nd Princess: Sarah Holloway, and 1st Princess: Ilona Malinovska. The 2017 Miss Oceanside is: Maggie Islas.
The queens and their princesses become goodwill ambassadors for the City of Oceanside, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce and the Oceanside Sea Lions and appear throughout the year at city events, ribbon cuttings, and Oceanside Chamber Mixers.
The Oceanside Sea Lions would like to thank everyone for their support. Visit the Oceanside Sea Lions web site at: www.oceansidesealionsclub.com