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Diverse talents to be showcased in local pageant

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Jennifer Bushong, the board president for the Miss East Cascades Pageant, stopped by the office to talk about this Saturday's event at the Performing Arts Center of Wenatchee. The event is in its second year and 11 young women will be vying for the right to enter the Miss Washington Pageant and it's being put on by an all-volunteer board.

Bushong talked about the poise and confidence these women develop by taking part in the pageant. Looks are certainly part of the event but to win the crown requires a person who is can think on her feet, be articulate and impress the judges with her talent. Beauty only counts for 35 percent of the points. The winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship.

This year's contestants have a wide range of talents and ambitions. The talent competition includes a rapper, dancers, classical musicians and vocalists. "They have all blossomed since November," said Bushong.

The contestants include Rachel Cizek, Danae Fowler, Christie Francis, Stephannie Gerber, Juliet Glomb, Lacey Goble, Jessica Guerrero, Jodee Hickman, Carolyn Hunter, Ashley Lowers and Alyssay Mena.

The event begins at 7 p.m. Saturday night and tickets are still available. If you'd like to see my video interview with Bushong, please log on the link below.

Bushong Interview

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