Nine to compete for pageant crowns

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 04:03
Miss Chugiak-Eagle River set for Saturday

It’s pageant time.

The 2013 Miss Chugiak-Eagle River Pageant will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at Mirror Lake Middle School. This year’s event features nine local contestants, who will compete for the title of Miss Chugiak-Eagle River and Miss Chugiak-Eagle River Outstanding Teen.

This year’s pageant theme is “Proud to be an American.”

Competing for the “Miss” title this year are UAA students Sveta Solovyova, 20, and Carolyn Layne, 19; Chugiak seniors Maggie Wallace and Kristianna Coburn, both 17; and Anchorage Christian Schools senior Lillian Crayton, 18.

The four contestants for the “Teen” title include Chugiak High students Victoria Jones, 16, Harper King, 14, and Ripleigh Campnell, 14, along with homeschooler Regina Lochner.

Each contestant is competing not only for scholarship prizes, but also to advance a cause through individual platforms. Jones’ platform is “Citizens with Special Needs are Important,” King’s is “Rachel’s Challenge,” Lochner’s is “Theatre in our Youth Through the Alaska Fine Arts Academy,” Campnell’s is “The Heifer Project,” Solovyova’s is “Mentoring Youth Through the Boys and Girls Club,” Layne’s is “Autism Awareness,” Wallace’s is “Distracted Driving and How it Affects Teens,” Crayton’s is “The Importance of Extracurricular Activities,” and Coburn’s is “Positive Influences from the Start.”

This year’s Queen Regent will be longtime local resident Dora Jones.

Tickets are $10 at the door.

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