Northwest NEWS

August 24, 1998

Valley Special

Carnation youngster in Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Seattle competition


   Michelle Nadine Bowser of Carnation was recently selected to participate in Nationals' 1998 Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Seattle pageant competition that will take place on Sept. 27.
   Michelle learned of her acceptance into this year's competition as Nationals, Inc. recently announced their selections.
   Michelle submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by Kate Pukstas, this year's Seattle Pageant Coordinator, during a meeting on Aug. 1.
   Michelle will be competing for a share of over $20,000 in scholarships, prizes and specialty gifts that will be distributed to contestants.
   Michelle will be competing in the Miss Jr. Pre-Teen division, one of five divisions that will have young ladies between the ages of seven and 23 competing in modeling routines which include casual and formal wear.
   Most important, Michelle will display her personality and interviewing skills while interviewing with this year's Seattle judging panel. Personality is the number one aspect that each contestant is judged on during all phases of competition.
   If Michelle were to win the title of Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Seattle, she would represent Seattle and the surrounding communities within a 200-mile radius at the National Competition that will take place in Orlando, Florida.
   Over $60,000 in prizes and awards will be presented at Nationals while each winner enjoys this expense-paid trip of five nights and six days in Orlando.
   Michelle is the daughter of Mitzie Renae and Clayton Douglas Bowser. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys camping, fishing and gardening.
   There is no cost to Michelle for participating in the pageant competition. Community businesses, organizations and private individuals will assist Michelle in participating in this year's competition by becoming an official sponsor.
   Through sponsorship, each contestant receives all the necessary training, rehearsals and financial support which will allow Michelle to become a very confident and well-prepared contestant in the pageant.
   Michelle's sponsors include Tom's Tree Service, Carnation Auto Parts, Stillwater Grocery, Ixtapa Restaurant, Ace Hardware, Rosebud's Antiques & Gifts, Miller's Dry Goods, Hair by Karen Hannah, Sandy's Espresso, Donald Davis, Judy Brazington, R & C Smith Construction of Fall City and Hazelwood Texaco in Newcastle.