Photo by Laura Gjovaag
The candidates for Miss Grandview 2016-17 are left to right, back row, Kimberly Regis, Destanie Morales and Cristina Aguilar, and front row, Brieceida Ramos and Areesa Trevino. Not pictured is Alondra Perez.
As of Wednesday, January 27, 2016
GRANDVIEW Candidates for the 2016-17 Miss Grandview court were formally announced last night.
Six juniors at Grandview High School are vying for the title: Cristina Aguilar, Destanie Morales, Alondra Perez, Briceida Ramos, Kimberly Regis and Areesa Trevino.
The pageant is 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at Grandview Middle School.
Five of the six candidates were at the media event last night. Perez is promotiong career and technical education and DECA with legislators in Olympia and did not attend the meeting.
Aguilar said she’s been watching the Miss Grandview competition since middle school.
“I decided to enter because it’s a new, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” she said.
Morales said family ties got her interested in becoming Miss Grandview.
“I’ve been there with my cousin,” she said. “I like the way they are out in the community and representing the city.”
Ramos said she likes the opportunity for community service and the chance to represent the city.
“I like Grandview, it’s a cool place,” she said.
Regis said her desire to be Miss Grandview is all about helping people.
“I want to be someone who helps make the community better,” she said. “And I want to expand my own ways of seeing the world.”
Trevino said Grandview is underrated and she wants a chance to show off her city.
“I grew up here and I think it would be a great opportunity to represent Grandview,” she said. “I want to show people how wonderful our community is.”
Perez, writing from Olympia, said she wants to be Miss Grandview to represent the diversity of the community.
“I believe that I have the drive and passion to enable opportunities to others and enhance the greatness in our students, parents and com-munity members,” she said.