Klamath Falls Teen Wins Miss Oregon Teen USA
This article was in Friday’s (January 18th, 2019) Herald and News
Written By: Gerry O’Brien, H&N Editor
Mackenzie Peterson of Klamath Falls has won the Miss Oregon Teen USA pageant.
Peterson competed in the pageant over the weekend with a total of 15 participants in her division at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham. She was judged on three areas of the competition: Interview, Evening Gown and Fitness wear. (Each category is evenly scored.)
Peterson is a 16-year old junior at Henley High School. She is a scholar-athlete with a 4.0 GPA. She is participating in sports, such as, cross country, basketball, and track. Peterson has also created her own health awareness organization, Veins of Love, and wants to attend the Oregon Institute of Technology to become a radiologist.
In addition to representing Oregon at the Miss Teen USA competition, Peterson earned the Academic Achievement scholarship based on having the overall highest GPA and being a well-rounded student.
Peterson will be awarded a $10,000 scholarship and $5,000 cash prize.
She also holds the title of Miss Klamath County Outstanding Teen 2018.
Also competing for the title of Miss Oregon Teen USA from Klamath County was Amelia Walsh, a Klamath Community College student and Hosanna Christian School graduate.
Peterson’s reign includes finding a national gown by going to Austin, Texas, to meet with Sherri Hill and her team, attending New York Fashion Week, doing community services, TV appearances and photo shoots.
Natalie Tonneson, 27, of Portland, earned the title of Miss Oregon USA. She will compete at Miss USA, which is televised on FOX sometime in 2019. The contestants in the teen and miss divisions competed for cash, scholarship and prizes totaling more than $210,000.
To learn more about the Miss Oregon USA | Miss Oregon Teen USA pageant and to follow the new queens reign, visit MissOregonUSA.com.
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