Photo by Laura Gjovaag
Musician Kimberly Regis wants to show off all the talent and kindness of her town by serving as Miss Grandview.
As of Friday, March 18, 2016
GRANDVIEW A joy of music and a desire to show her town’s talents to the world drives one Miss Grandview candidate.
Kimberly Regis, 17, says she wants to show off Grandview.
“It’s more than just a little town,” she said. “We have clubs here that help people worldwide.”
Regis defines herself as a musician. She is involved in the Music Association, jazz choir and is a piano player. She said she’s played at the Capitol Theatre in Yakima with Alex Boye.
“I also do ribbon festivals,” she said.
Her goal is to attend Juilliard or Cornish College of the Arts and learn more about the piano and composition.
Regis, a high school junior, is the daughter of Jacqueline and Gaspar Regis. She has one brother, Kevin. She moved to town when she was in second grade, and said the town embraced her family.
“There are a lot of good things about Grandview, lots of kind people here,” she said. “I grew up with a lot of wonderful people. I want to show others what happens in this town.”
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.”
To show off Grandview at its finest, Regis said she’d take a visitor to Bill’s Berry Farm.
“It shows the fruits and vegetables this town produces,” she said. “And there are lessons and tours to learn more. Plus, you can pick your own fruit. It is really a showcase for the town.”
She’s looking forward to sharing her smile and attitude at the pageant.
“I want to just be me, showing them my smile, my heart,” she said. “I want to pour out my heart and show how I can represent the town.”
The pageant is 7 p.m. on April 16, at Grandview Middle School.