The Miss America Organization provides personal and professional opportunities for young women and opportunities to promote their voices in culture, politics, and their communities. The program provides a forum for today's young women to express their viewpoints, talents, and accomplishments to audiences.
The Miss Kanawha Valley Scholarship Organization follows the same values as it gives West Virginia residents the opportunity to compete for Miss West Virginia under the Miss America Scholarship program. This pageant is near and dear to my heart because I held both the Miss Kanawha Valley title and the Miss Capital City title. I had two wonderful years to work with head pageant director, Misty McMinn, after competing with her my first year in the system. She is a wonderful woman and director along with the other directors that put on this regional preliminary.
There were 16 contestants that competed for 8 titles – six were given by KVSO and two were given by the Miss Southern West Virginia preliminary. The winners are as follows:
Miss Kanawha Valley, Megan Otte
Miss Capital City, Rebecca King
Miss Appalachia, Emily Shaffer
Miss Metro Valley, Jessica Schueler
Miss Whitewater, Macy Miller
Miss Coal Valley, Jessica Keefer
Miss Kanawha Valley's Outstanding Teen, Auvielle Anderson
Miss Capital City's Outstanding Teen, Payton Whitt