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Outstanding teens recognized

Karsyn Brinkley and Payton May, first runner up and Miss Clark County Outstanding Teen

Two Skyview High School students earned recognition in the teen division at the 2018 Miss Clark County pageant in February.

Payton May, pictured on right, claimed the title of Miss Clark County’s Outstanding Teen. The Skyview sophomore’s community service platform focused on the importance of the arts in education, and she shared her vocal talents. May received a scholarship and prizes.

Fellow Skyview sophomore Karsyn Brinkley, pictured on left, achieved first runner-up in the teen pageant. Brinkley’s community service platform emphasized positivity, and she demonstrated her talent for Tahitian dance. She also received a scholarship and the Four Points of the Crown Award for scholarship, style, service and success.

Miss Clark County’s Outstanding Teen is a local preliminary to Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen. Miss America is the largest provider of scholarships for young ladies.

Several Vancouver students also participated in the Princess Program, a mentoring opportunity that helps younger children gain confidence, poise and stage presence while learning manners and etiquette. Although princesses do not compete at the pageant, they are introduced and perform a choreographed routine. This year’s princesses include:

  • Lacey Cunningham, Felida Elementary
  • Sage Fang, Walnut Grove Elementary
  • Naomi Green, Gaiser Middle School
  • Tavyn Hall, Jason Lee Middle School
  • Arielle Hattaway, Lincoln Elementary
  • Jazmyn Hattaway, Lincoln Elementary
  • Liliana Lopez Callejas, Walnut Grove Elementary
  • Kenadee Lycksell, Chinook Elementary
  • Emily Nemnich, Sacajawea Elementary
  • Pyper Turigliatto, Walnut Grove Elementary
  • Ainsley Wilson, Felida Elementary