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2018 Miss Washington Teen USA Contestants

Abby Price

Abby Price

Snohomish Teen USA

Abby is so excited to be representing her favorite little town of Snohomish! Abby currently attends Glacier Peak High School where she is a Junior Class Officer, Speech and Debate Club President, Speech Captain, a Varsity Cheerleader and a member of GPHS’s DECA Chapter. She hopes that she can inspire those around her to embrace all of their quirks and be confident with who they are.

 

Ami Nichols

Ami Nichols

Lewis County Teen USA

Ami, 15, is a varsity cheerleader, holds a 3.7 GPA and in National Honor Society, loves animals and traveling. She wants to study pediatric dermatology. Ami was diagnosed with psoriasis. She has dealt with the effects of this autoimmune disease which has motivated her to educate others and be a youth ambassador for the National Psoriasis Foundation. Ami believes confidence is beauty and every young woman should be confident with who they are and what they believe in.

 

Anastasia Williams

Anastasia Williams

Greater Puyallup Teen USA

Anastasia is making the most of her senior year at Cascade Christian by playing varsity tennis, traveling across the world for mission trips and serving her school as the ASB Vice President. Apart from school, Anastasia shares her gift of being a classical pianist with her church, youth group and school by playing the keyboard during worship. After graduating, Anastasia intends on becoming an orthodontist to help boost people’s confidence by creating beautiful smiles.

 

Angela Shi

Angela Shi

Issaquah Teen USA

As a social and goal-driven student, Angela works hard to retain knowledge and experience by taking the most rigorous courses available: the IB Diploma program. Outside of school, she’s in numerous activities to enhance her love for business such as DECA, FCCLA, and Swim Team. Further, she founded the Cinderella Project at her school—aimed towards providing formal wear for students in need, and has worked with the former mayor of Bellevue to empower Chinese Americans in WA.

 

Arianna Torno

Arianna Torno

Spokane Teen USA

Arianna, 17, is a senior at Shadle Park High School, attending Spokane Falls Community College in the Running Start program. Arianna volunteers at the Spokane Humane Society, attends Young Life, maintains two jobs at a grocery store and Spokane Princess Parties, and manages her Facebook page “Make Hope Your Story”. Post high school, she will attend a university to become a psychiatrist so she can help people overcome their mental health battles.

 

Cassidy Tannehill

Cassidy Tannehill

Spokane County Teen USA

Cassidy, 15, is a junior at John R. Rogers High School. She enjoys her biomedical classes and aspires to go to the University of Washington and eventually become a surgeon. She wants to be able to go home at the end of each day and know that she made a difference. She wants to save lives. Her favorite thing at the end of the day is to watch Friends on Netflix while cuddling with her cat.

 

Emily Oaks

Emily Oaks

Maple Valley Teen USA

Emily is a senior at Tahoma High School and a full-time running start student at Green River College. When she isn’t studying, hiking, or snowboarding, she works as a part-time nanny for two adorable boys. Emily is a competitive archer and Pro-Staff for Cabela’s; she teaches archery and gives advice at their events. She is passionate about the environment, loves her puppy and family, and aspires to be a Human Resource Manager.

 

Emma Washburn

Emma Washburn

Tri-Cities Teen USA

Emma is a senior at Kamiakin High School. She has been in school leadership for four years and will be ASB President this year. Emma is involved in Spanish Club, Link Crew, and serves on the board of her school’s National Honor Society. Having an autistic brother has inspired her to volunteer at a Horse Sanctuary for disabled children. She plans to become a pediatrician and travel the world making a difference in young lives.

 

Hailey Johnson

Hailey Johnson

South Hill Puyallup Teen USA

Hailey is a 14 year old Puyallup native.  She is currently taking all Advanced Placement classes as a 9th grader and puts school first.  Her passion is fashion, interior design and cosmetology.  Her goal is to go to Washington State University and earn a Business Degree.  She is compassionate, witty and loves volunteering in the classrooms of her past teachers at her elementary school.

 

Hannah Frazier

Hannah Frazier

Prosser Teen USA

Hannah is a 17-year-old 2nd year Running Start student at Columbia Basin College and a senior at Prosser High School. In her spare time, she sketches and writes. She also volunteers with Girl Scouts and at the local middle school. She loves spending time with her family and getting outdoors when she can. She also loves working with the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Spokane and the goals they are working towards.

 

Jasleen Gill

Jasleen Gill

Downtown Seattle Teen USA

Jasleen was born in Burien and raised in India. Traveling back forth from India to America, has given Jasleen an incredible ability to communicate cross-culturally and a heart for those living in poverty. She wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps and be a voice for those fighting for human rights. An avid track star, and loves acting and modeling. Jasleen is dedicated to her temple and takes part in feeding the homeless.

 

Jesi Williams

Jesi Williams

Mukilteo Teen USA

Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try” – Jack Canfield. Jesi, a student at Seattle Pacific University, is currently studying business and philosophy. At the age of 18 she is already a junior and eager to pursue a legal degree prior to undergraduate work. But school isn’t her only passion, she also enjoys modeling and acting, recently making her international debut at Paris Fashion Week 2017.

 

Kassidy Neely

Kassidy Neely

Seattle Teen USA

Kassidy is a 17 year old from Washington and Arizona. She is currently studying astronomy and fiction writing at Cascadia College as a senior in high school. She’s read in abundance since she was little, which inspired her passion for writing. Kassidy wants a platform to educate young adults on the importance of political involvement. She thanks Scott McCoskery of MD Engineering LLC, Glam Squad Couture, and Lashes by Renee for being incredible sponsors.

 

Katelyn Nelson

Katelyn Nelson

Greater Whatcom County Teen USA

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Katelyn is an 18 year old Senior at Ferndale High School, She has been involved in athletics such as; basketball, fast pitch and the equestrian team. With intent to become an Elementary Teacher she currently coaches Horizon Middle School girl’s basketball team and volunteers at her local elementary school helping children’s dreams become a reality.

Katrina Paige

Katrina Paige

Downtown Black Diamon Teen USA

Katrina is very excited to be participating in her very first pageant. In her free time, Katrina is on the stage acting and singing in her school musical productions. Katrina dreams of being on Broadway one day and making musical theater her career. She would like to thank all her friends and family for their constant support and love.

 

Leslie Smith

Leslie Smith

Edmonds Teen USA

Leslie, 15, has a passion for learning and hopes to pass on the love of learning through someday becoming an elementary teacher. She enjoys teaching with a hands-on approach and teaches sailing during the summer and skiing during the winter, while working with students at the local elementary school. In the meantime, she participates in musical theatre and Tae Kwon Do, where she can improve on her own physical and mental health.

 

Lily Lloyd

Lily Lloyd

Pierce County Teen USA

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Lily, 16, is president of her junior class, a varsity cheerleader, NHS and Tri-m member, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leader alumni, and now president of Smize Foundation- a nonprofit corporation that is linking High School students with local food banks to provide donations, volunteer sign-ups for summer lunch programs and spreading the awareness of community outreach. Lily has a passion for deaf culture and uses sign language to interpret rap and Hip Hop songs.

 

MacKenzie Haarlow

MacKenzie Haarlow

Lake Stevens Teen USA

MacKenzie, 16 is a junior honor roll student in all honors classes at International Connections Academy. She is a competitive dancer and recently walked the runway at New York Fashion Week. She has presented her bullying awareness message to hundreds of students and her social media campaign was recently endorsed by Tariq Trotter of “The Tonite Show” house band, “The Roots.” MacKenzie plans to attend New York University to study journalism and filmmaking.

 

Marianne Bautista

Marianne Bautista

Newcastle Teen USA

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Marianne attends Phillips Academy and is a coxswain for the men’s crew team. She’s involved with the school’s community engagement program, and civic clubs like Girl Up and the Non-Sibi Society. Passionate about the importance of youth education and leadership, she finds joy in mentoring kids and volunteering her time to various non-profits. Marianne is an award-winning young classical singer who has performed at Carnegie Hall. Some of her interests include ballet, piano, and musical theatre.

 

Mary Anna Parker

Mary Anna Parker

Redmond Teen USA

Mary is a bikini bodybuilding competitor, Multiple Sclerosis awareness activist, and laughaholic. She lives by the motto if you want something go get it and any situation can be made better with a laugh. Family and friends describe her as enthusiastic and driven. Mary Anna wants to win the title of Miss Washington Teen USA to spread awareness further about Multiple Sclerosis, a disease close to her heart, and to show other teens that anything is possible.

Maya Frame

Maya Frame

Kent Teen USA

Maya is a junior at Kent-Meridian High School where she enjoys playing varsity tennis and volunteering with Key Club. Maya is a part of her school’s leadership program and National Honors Society. Outside of school she has volunteered over 150 hours at the zoo and also volunteers for the South Sound Youth Board. She hopes to inspire others to take action and protect the environment. She aspires to model and later become an environmental lawyer.

 

Molly Branson

Molly Branson

Whatcom County Teen USA

Molly is a Senior at Meridian High School and a full time college student at Whatcom Community College. Molly plans to attend a university next fall, where she will study Pre-Law, then she will move on to Law School. Molly enjoys being involved in theater, mock trial, teen court, her youth ministry’s worship team, and choir. Molly looks forward to participating in this pageant, making new friends, and life long memories.

Nina Lin

Nina Lin

Bellevue Teen USA

Nina, 15, is a junior at Sammamish high school. She is involved in many community outreach and leadership programs, for example, Key Club, DECA, Nordstrom fashion ambassador program, and the ACE (architect construction, engineer) mentor program. The motivation and goals that drives her is the pursuit of a career in business and design. Her passion is the act of creating, anything ranging from designs to service projects.

 

Noelle Lloyd

Noelle Lloyd

Orting Teen USA

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Noelle, a freshman at Western Washington University, is pursuing her Ph.D. in Pharmacy and plans to become a Nuclear Pharmacist. She enjoys working with the National Education Association and the Read Across America program. After finding her way back from significantly difficult childhood, which manifested into self-esteem issues, Noelle wrote an inspirational children’s e-book. She is passionate about helping other children through their own challenges, and believes children deserve to feel confident and loved.

 

Romey Fox

Romey Fox

Mead Teen USA

Romey is a sophomore at Northstar School with a 4.0 GPA and hopes to attend Johns Hopkins University to pursue a career in medicine. She wants to be a Trauma surgeon or an Emergency Room Physician and has spent countless hours in the community volunteering for multiple nonprofit organizations. Traveling around the country as a National level athlete keeps her busy. Her hobby’s include ballet, tap, gymnastics, cheer, archery, fishing, and camping.

 

Samantha Schubert

Samantha Schubert

Puyallup Teen USA

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Samantha is a recent graduate from Rogers High School. After obtaining her Associate of Arts degree from Pierce College, Samantha now attends Eastern Washington University as a Children’s Studies major. Samantha got involved with pageants through mentorship programs at the age of seven. Due to her love of people with disabilities, she created her platform, Miss Exceptional: a special needs pageant. Samantha currently has raised over $17,000 for local non-profits across Washington State.

 

Sudee Phavon

Sudee Phavon

Tukwila Teen USA

Sudee,14, is a Freshman at Walla Walla High School. This year she swam for the first time for her high school to be involved. She loves to explore her environment and enjoys to hike. Sudee plans to go to University of Washington after she graduates. “Self Confidence Is The Best Look , Rock It and Own It”

 

Summer Keffeler

Summer Keffeler

Sky Valley USA

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Summer is a 15 year old sophomore at MHS. She is a competition dancer, competing at the senior level. With a full understanding of the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle she began a nonprofit organization called Play on Sports geared at scholar shipping young athletes from low income families. Providing athletic wear, fees, footwear and equipment. Summers dream is to continue dance and teach preschool.

 

Sylvia Coulson

Sylvia Coulson

Skagit County Teen USA

Sylvia is a full time Running Start student at Skagit Valley College, where she enjoys taking college level classes. Sylvia’s ambition is to attend George Mason University in Washington, D.C., to major in communications and to pursue an interest in politics. When she’s not studying she enjoys hiking, blogging and hanging out with friends. Sylvia’s past experiences with bullying motivates her to continuously advocate for kindness and the rights of others.

 

Tracy Anderson

Tracy Anderson

King County Teen USA

Tracy, 17, is a passionate and hardworking young lady. Partnering with the National Alliance of Mental Illness, she works hard to advocate and educate for youth struggling with mental illness and suicide prevention by speaking out and fighting the stigma. In her free time, she loves pursuing musical theatre, being a mentor, and spending time with loved ones.

 

Vanessa Munson

Vanessa Munson

Clark County Teen USA

After overcoming body image issues Vanessa created her own personal platform Be-YOU-tiful Building Positive Self Image to encourage today’s youth to live confidently beautiful! Vanessa is a senior at Prairie High School where she is Varsity Cheer Captain and an active member of 2 different clubs, being a leader is in her blood. Vanessa loves to dance and hopes to dance as a blazers dancer for the Portland Trail Blazers!

 

Veronika Gibson

Veronika Gibson

Vancouver Teen USA

Veronika is represented by MMG Model Talent Celebrity Management in New York and Seattle Talent, where she’s been taking classes to pursue her career as a model/actress/singer. She modeled for the “Back to School” fashion on King5 New Day NW and Zulily. She volunteers for Clark County VolunTOUR. She started a “Brown Bag” meal to help feed the homeless. Her goal is to build a non-profit charity to help the homeless and their family.

 

Zoe Brown

Zoe Brown

Sumner Teen USA

Zoë’s a Senior at Puyallup High where she’s cheered on her varsity team for 3 years. This year she’s a VP. She’s also in DECA, diversity club, and an outreach/civil discourse club. This year she’s taking 2 AP courses: Spanish and Statistics, which will help her achieve her goal of acquiring a major in International business; which she plans to: travel, work, learn, and give back with.