Miss Lassen County pageant contestants
The event is scheduled for 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 18 at the Main Grandstand.
Contestants enter the pageant with 50 percent of their score already tabulated as their community service and scholastic achievement are calculated the morning of the event when they go through a 10-minute interview witha panel of judges.
During the pageant, the girls are required to show communication skills, perform a talent, model evening formal wear and answer an impromptu question.
Scholarships are also given to the ambassadress, the first runner up and the princess who is the second runner up. Contestants can also win Most Talented and Miss Congeniality, which the girls determine.
This year’s contestants are:
Bordwell, 18, is a recent graduate of Lassen High School and plans to attend Lassen Community College in the fall.
While in high school Bordwell was involved in FFA, Future Business Leaders of America and was on the volleyball and golf teams. She also enjoys playing basketball and riding horses.
Bordwell said she is running for Miss Lassen County to serve her community more than she has in the past and it has also been a personal goal of hers.
If she wins, Bordwell said she is looking forward to participating in all the fair events around the state and attending community events like the Main Street Cruise and the auto races.
For her talent, Bordwell will be demonstrating her cake decorating abilities. She learned about cake decorating for her senior project and really enjoyed it.
She is sponsored by Idaho Grocery.
Jessica is the daughter of KC Pasero and Bill Bordwell.
Scheff, 17, said she is running for Miss Lassen County because she loves her community and the competition allows her to be a bigger part of it.
“I hope to set a good example for my peers, as past Miss Lassen Counties have done before me,” she said.
If she wins Miss Lassen County, Abrial said she is looking forward to being more involved in the community, meeting new people and trying new things and wants to do more for families and children in need.
Scheff also said, “I want to get more people to be proud of their community and involved in fundraisers.”
She will be a senior in high school and she plays volleyball and softball, is on the drill team and is yearbook editor. She has also been involved in Relay For Life, Girl Power for a Cure, Triple Threat and the S-Club.
For the talent portion of the pageant, Scheff will be doing Polynesian dancing becauseit is part of her culture and she feels like it would be an interesting talent to show Lassen County.
She is sponsored by Wheels West and Subway. Scheff is the daughter of Helen Scheff and Robert Scheff.
Fortin, 17, will be a senior at Lassen High School where she is involved in FFA, Future Business Leaders of America, the S-Club, is a member of the California Scholarship Federation and plays field hockey.
She is also involved in 4-H and other hobbies include hunting, floriculture and “as much community service as possible.”
Of running for Miss Lassen County, Fortin said she “really appreciates the opportunity for a scholarship because I plan on going straight into a four-year university.”
In addition, Fortin said she has always looked up to the past Miss Lassen Countys and would like to be a positive role model for others.
If chosen, Fortin said she would love to bring a positive attitude to the county and do as much as she can to portray a positive role model and participate in as much as possible.
For the talent portion, Fortin said she will either be playing the flute or saxophone and is excited to practice both instruments and decide at a later date.
Fortin is the daughter of Steve and Sandy Fortin.
Harlan, 17,is running for Miss Lassen County because she sees it as “such a great opportunity to experience my community. It has always been a dream of mine and I am so excited this year to get the chance.”
She will be a senior this fall and she is involved in school activities including drill team, S-Club, Link Crew, is a class officer and a California Scholastic Federation member. She has also coached the Diamond View Drill team and has helped with the library children’s program. She is a 4-H member and says she also enjoys reading.
If she wins the crown, Harlan said, “I am looking forward to representing my community in the best way I can and being a person who young girls can look up to. I would love to show residents how lucky they are to live in such a beautiful, close-knit community and point out all of its positive attributes.”
For the talent portion, Harlan has chosen to choreograph and perform her own routine.
She said, “I see dance as the way I express myself the best, and I want to show the community my true personality through something I am passionate about.”
Harlan is sponsored by Wemple’s Pumpkin Patch and Smiles for Life, Inc.
She is the daughter of Randy and Kathy Harlan.
Lozano, 16,is involved in Best of Broadway, Girl Scouts, J and J Performing Arts, is in the Future Business Leaders of America, Lassen Environmental Applied Partnership Program (LEAPP), is on the track and field teamand works at the Lake Almanor Country Club.
She will be a senior at Lassen High School next year.
Lozano said she is running for Miss Lassen County because she wants to make a difference in her community.
“And also because I have been watching the pageant since I was a little girl and have always dreamed of being a contestant,” she said.
If she wins Miss Lassen County, Lozano said one of the many projects she hopes to contribute to is the pool and is also looking forward to meeting a lot of great new people.
For her talent, Lozano will be doing a martial arts weapons routine.
Customer Talk and Mt. Lassen Properties sponsor her.
She is the daughter of Vicki Lozano.
Plessas, 16, will be a senior at Lassen High School this year where she is involved in FFA, plays on the volleyball team and was on the drill team.
Sheis also involved in 4-H and enjoys floriculture and doing as many community service projects as she can.
Plessas said, “I amrunning for Miss Lassen County because I really want to be more involved with our community and have the experience to be a role model and spokesperson for the youth of Lassen County.”
If chosen, Plessas said she is “looking forward to being involved with mixers and attending community events where I can represent as Miss Lassen County.”
For the talent portion, Plessas has chosen to play the piano because she said, “It’s something I like to do and I think the piano sounds elegant.”
Plessas is sponsored by Tactical Reload. She is the daughter of Steve and Carol Plessas.
Petersen, 17, said she is running for Miss Lassen County because, “I want to be able to be a role model to younger kids in the community and by running for Miss Lassen County I hope to have the opportunity to be an example and use my influence to bring a positive light to the youth.”
This year she will be a senior at Lassen High School where she is involved in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), the Associated Student Body, and the Lassen Environmental Applied Partnership Program (LEAPP) She is also a Link Crew member and is a jumper on the track and field team.
Petersen also spends timeworking with the elderly and people with special needs,participates in highway and river clean-ups, is a camp advisor, planted trees and helped put humanitarian aid packagestogether.
If she wins the title of Miss Lassen County, Petersen said she is looking forward to participating in community events, working with the youth of Lassen Countyand those with special needs. She also wants to promote the value of community pride.
For her talent, Petersen said she will be doing an entertaining music number complete with singing and dancing.
She said, “I love to put smiles on peoples faces and amuse audiences so I hope to achieve this with my talent.”
Petersen is sponsored by Zaengles Carpet One Floor and Home.
She is the daughter of Jennifer and Brent Petersen.
Ramsey, 17, will be a freshmen at Lassen Community College in the fall and plans to study pediatric nursing.
She recently graduated from Lassen High School where she played powder puff football, was involved in the S-Club and in the school choir.Ramsey has also been involved in both Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. She helps with her church’s community garden by planting, weeding and watering.
Ramsey said she is running for Miss Lassen County because she thought it would be something fun to do and a good experience.
If she wins, Ramsey said she wants to have more community involved activities such as clean- up events, raising money for the fair and helping organize more fundraisers for people in need.
For the talent portion, Ramsey will be singing, because she said, “I love to sing.”
She is sponsored by Party and Main and Brian Wilson’s State Farm Insurance. She is the daughter of Troy and Denise Ramsey.
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