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Four to compete for Grandview Junior Miss title Saturday night

GRANDVIEW - Four young women are readying to compete in this coming Saturday's Grandview Junior Miss program.

Of the four young women - Noelle Hall, Katie Veloz, Fabiola Jimenez and Alyssa Trevino - only one will be selected to serve as Grandview Junior Miss. The rest will serve as her court.

The program takes place on April 14 at Grandview Middle School at 7 p.m.

Hall is the daughter of Michael and Marie Hall and big sister to Victoria, 14, and Steven, 13.

Hall, whose favorite classes in school are science and agriculture, has been very active in Grandview's 4-H Club, as well as FFA. She plans on attending Washington State University, where she'd like to study to become a family physician. An avid viewer of CSI: Las Vegas, Hall says, "I like to help people and figure out problems."

For the talent portion of the competition, Hall will play "Flight of the Bumblebee" on her alto saxophone.

Veloz is the daughter of Joe and Karen Veloz. She plans on attending Washington State University, where she'll study business administration and marketing.

"I hope to work for an advertising firm, which will allow me to use my creativity to produce advertising campaigns," said Veloz.

Veloz has served as a student body representative and has been active in DECA and Key Club.

Veloz will perform a piano solo, "Touch a Rainbow," for the talent portion of the competition.

Jimenez is the daughter of Aurea and Rafael Jimenez and is big sister to Gloribel, 15, Neira, 12, and Jesus, 5.

While she hasn't determined which college she will attend, she does realize she has a passion for the law because, she says, "I enjoy politics and I find it very interesting. I've wanted to be a lawyer since I was a little girl."

Jimenez, who enjoys dancing, history, cosmetology and business, will perform a hip-hop and belly dance mix in the talent portion of Saturday's program.

Trevino is the daughter of Dave and Dianne Trevino and is sister to David, 19, and Nathan, 12.

Trevino is currently mulling which college she'll attend: University of Washington or Duke University. "I plan on becoming a pediatrician to someday participate in mission work globally," she said.

During her high school career, Trevino has been involved in Key Club, Foreign Language Club and served as ASB vice-president.

Trevino will sing "Old Rugged Cross" for the talent portion of the competition.

The theme for this year's Grandview Junior Miss program is "Wipeout," which is based on the ever popular Beach Boys song.

Ticket costs are $5 per adult and $3 for senior citizens, students and children. Tickets can be purchased from current court members, court hopefuls and program chairperson Cookie Shannon.

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