Miss Oak Harbor royalty announced

The 2024 Miss Oak Harbor Scholarship Pageant, sponsored by Sylvan Learning Center of Oak Harbor and held on March 9 at Oak Harbor High School, culminated with the crowning of Miss Oak Harbor and Teen Miss Oak Harbor 2024, according to a press release.

Twenty-one contestants embarked on a six-week journey that provided valuable coaching in many life skills, numerous networking opportunities, new friendships, powerful mentoring, and thousands of dollars in college scholarships. In total, more than $33,500 in scholarships and prizes were awarded.

“Pageant night was a huge success—the contestants had worked so hard during the season, and it showed on stage,” Pageant Director River Powers said. “We’re so grateful to our judges who took on the very difficult job of scoring contestants in the areas of personal interview, speech/talent, formal wear and stage presence.”

Participants were also scored in ten additional categories: academics, service, extra-curricular activities, work, marketing, video journals, physical fitness, attendance and board of directors Input.

The 2024 Miss Oak Harbor Royalty, who will spend their year of reign serving their community and raising funds and awareness for their service project are:

Miss Oak Harbor 2024 – Hannah Hurley

First Princess – Naomi Crawford

Second Princess – Cali Pretti

Teen Miss Oak Harbor 2024 – Abby Brinker

Teen First Princess – Elizabeth Hauter

Teen Second Princess – Emelyn Payne

Additional titles awarded were:

People’s Choice – Payton Syring

Miss Scholar – Cali Pretti

Teen Miss Scholar – Elise Paul

Miss All-Around – Hannah Kunkel

Miss On-Her-Way – Roman Alaniz

Miss Congeniality – Naomi Crawford

Miss Service – Hannah Hurley

Miss Fitness – Cali Pretti

Royal Rose Recipient – Cali Pretti

Since 2015, the Whidbey Royalty organization has awarded over $162,000 in scholarships and awards to local high school students. Miss Oak Harbor (dba Whidbey Royalty) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to inspire, challenge, and mentor contestants while providing opportunities for them to develop life skills that will enhance their confidence, self-esteem, and sense of accomplishment. The unique six-week high school program focuses on personal and professional growth through the development of leadership, communication, and marketability. Whidbey Royalty also produces the Mr. Oak Harbor Scholarship Competition for high school boys and the Pioneer Way Pageant, an all-natural, one-day event for girls and boys ages 0-14. Additional information can be found at MissOakHarbor.com.