Miss Washington USA®&
Miss Washington Teen USA®

2017 Miss Washington USA Contestants:

Grace Olson - Spokane Valley USA
Grace Olson

Spokane Valley USA

Originally from Ethiopia, Grace and her two sisters were adopted and move to the U.S. at age 12. Currently she's a student at Spokane Community college with aspirations of a business career. Besides school and working part time, Grace volunteers with youth programs at her church. She's a member of her student council and she loves sports and distance running. Her love for God gives her the incentive to love others with a smile and grace.

Heather Bardin - Greater Spokane Valley USA
Heather Bardin

Greater Spokane Valley USA

Heather will have completed her degree in Psychology and minor in Business from Gonzaga University this fall. She has made animal training her career path by becoming an associate animal trainer. She has trained therapy dogs but is looking forward to training service dogs for veterans and people with disabilities. Heather is always looking for a challenge whether it be a new hike, sport, or work out to always strive to be her best self.

Jocelyn Cowan - Westlake USA
Jocelyn Cowan

Westlake USA

Jocelyn works as an Actuarial Analyst for a global retirement consulting firm in downtown Seattle. Her career goals include becoming a qualified pension actuary and mentoring future actuaries. Jocelyn is an advocate for blood donation and the American Red Cross, visiting the local blood bank, Bloodworks Northwest, to donate blood monthly. In her free time, Jocelyn loves to cook vegetarian-friendly meals, compete in endurance events, and play with her adopted cat Ginger.

Julia Ko - Queen Anne USA
Julia Ko

Queen Anne USA

Julia, a business and technology consultant, developed an executive mentorship program, where executives mentor young ladies on creating opportunities to break the proverbial glass ceiling in corporate America. She also provides thoughtful mentorship advice at www.ExecutivesOnTheRise.com. Julia hopes to leverage the Miss Washington USA platform to continue empowering more women, in their business and personal lives. In Julia's spare time, she loves hiking and cooking. She even cooked with the famous chef Tom Douglas!

Morgan Lucas - Kenmore USA
Morgan Lucas

Kenmore USA

Morgan is pursuing her dream - to enhance quality of life - studying to become a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University. She developed this passion as a result of her mother's successful recovery from breast cancer. Morgan is an honors graduate of Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Economics and Applied Mathematics as well as an accomplished professional in the field of digital marketing. Her ultimate vision is to optimize human health on a large scale by combining her unique set of skills and experiences.

Nella Kwan - University of Washington USA
Nella Kwan

University of Washington USA

Born and raised in the beautiful city of Seattle, Nella is one proud Seattleite. When she's not busy being a Husky at the University of Washington, she can be found exploring different parts of the world and finding ways to make a positive impact on others wherever her adventures take her. She thanks her lucky stars for all the love and support she's received and she hopes to continue paying it all forward.

Okneca Hamptonie - East Tacoma USA
Okneca Hamptonie

East Tacoma USA

Okneca believes her purpose is to be of service to others. She approaches everything she does with a positive attitude and is driven by the possibility that her choices could inspire action in others. Whether it be through her work at UW Tacoma, her passion for health and wellness, her drive to achieve goals or inspire others to achieve theirs, Okneca is successful and unique because she believes "it's so much bigger than one individual".

Rebecca DeLong - Greater Spokane USA
Rebecca DeLong

Greater Spokane USA

Rebecca is studying biology and plans to be a Dr with the Army. When not in class you'll find her lifting weights, selling Scentsy, hanging out with her nieces and nephews, and volunteering with the Fallen Heroes Banner Project. She is the captain of the Spokane Falls Cheer Squad and educates the youth in her community about smart choices. Rebecca #livewithpurpose and hopes she can motivate her peers to do the same.

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