The Miss Spokane Scholarship Program and Pageant selected its titleholders Feb. 17. The winners will go on to state and perhaps national pageants in addition to representing Spokane at community events.
Miss Spokane is an official preliminary pageant of the Miss America Organization.
Hannah Cvancara was crowned Miss Spokane. She’s a senior at The Oaks Classical Christian Academy and her community service project is “Honoring Their Sacrifice: Recognizing and Supporting our Disabled Veterans.” Cvancara won $4,325 in scholarships, including a $3,000 scholarship from Gonzaga University. Cvancara will represent Spokane at the state pageant in July.
Kahlani Badeaux is the newly crowned Miss Inland Empire. Badeaux is a junior at Eastern Washington University where she is working toward a degree in special education and elementary education. She received $1,200 in scholarships and will represent the Inland Northwest at the state pageant.
Joy Davis was selected Miss Spokane’s Outstanding Teen. Davis is a freshman at Ferris High School and her community service platform is the anti-bullying campaign, “Bullying: Be Heard, Don’t be Hurt!” She won $945 in scholarships and will compete in the Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen pageant Memorial Day weekend.
Aitanna Ferrez was crowned Miss Inland Empire’s Outstanding Teen. Ferrez is a junior at Gonzaga Prep and her community service platform is focused on preventing eating disorders. Ferrez won $700 in scholarships and will also compete in the Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen pageant.