Young, Junior and Miss Auburn Queen contestants

By: Photos courtesy of Glenn Berg Photography
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This Saturday 15 Auburn ladies will compete in the 2009 Young, Junior & Miss Auburn Queens pageants. The ladies who will be trying for scholarships at this year’s event to be held at the DeWitt Theater are: Young Miss Contestants Kathrine Magda is the 8-year-old daughter of Julius and Colleen Madga. She is in the 2nd grade at Camptonville Academy. Kathrine enjoys playing with her sisters and her dogs. She also loves karate. Her Parents and Airmaps USA Inc sponsor her. Olivia Makana Falco is 9 years old and the daughter of Andee and Ron Falco. She is in the 4th grade at St. Albans School. Olivia enjoys soccer, P.E at school, roller-skating and camping. Her friends and family sponsor her. Gabrielle Anderson is 9 years old and the daughter of Eric and Shawnna Hosie. She is in the 4rd grade at St. Josephs School. Gabriella enjoys basketball, soccer, swimming, volleyball and being with friends. Family and friends are sponsoring her. Malaika Elahi is the 8-year-old daughter of Angela and Ezelle. She is in the 3rd grade at Synergy Homeschool. Malaika enjoys girl scouts, gymnastics and dance. Her friends and family sponsor her. Chyann Rose Worrell is 9 years old and the daughter of Mark and Tanya Worrell. She is in the 5th grade at Auburn Elementary. Chyann enjoys Hulahoop, jumprope, running, and making forts. She is sponsored by her friends and family. Samantha Slade is 10 years old and the daughter of Tammy and Brian Slade. She is a 5th grade student at Auburn Elementary. Samantha enjoys soccer, climbing trees and playing with her dog Cow. Rick Schoenberg, Ted Roberts Construction, John Mackay, Creative Touch Hair, Bob & Janece Murray, Gerry & Dennis Koehn & Irene Vetter, Slade Family Services, Hanami sushi, Pappys Restaurant, TK Nails Lucky Dragon Restaurant, sponsors Samantha Alexa Bryan is 8 years old and the daughter of Scott and Julie Bryan. She is a 3rd grade Foresthill Elementary. Alexia enjoys horseback riding and gymnastics. Walker’s Office Supplies, Jim and Adena Simmons, Simmons Equipment Rental & her family and friends sponsor Alexa. Junior Miss Contestants Tessa Magda is the 11-year-old daughter of Colleen and Julius Magda. She is a 6th grade student at Camptonville Academy. Tessa enjoys dancing, and playing with her sisters. Her Parents and Airmaps USA Inc are sponsoring her. Savannah Ellison is 13 years old and the daughter of Jared and Tiffany Ellison. She is a 7th grade student at Sutter Middle School. Savannah enjoys dirt bike racing, wakeboarding, soccer, hiking with her dad and cheerleading. Her friends and family sponsor her. Claire Elizabeth Wright is 12 years old and the daughter of Clark and Karen Wright. She is a 7th grade student at Forest Lake Christian. She enjoys riding bikes, motorcycles, skateboards and help with the animals. She loves to sing, play piano and dance. Family & friends are sponsoring Claire. Courtney Hanaway is the 12-year-old daughter of Todd and Amy Hanaway. She is in the 7th grade at Weimar Hills School. Courtney enjoys dance, gymnastics, swimming, singing, hanging out with friends, camping and shopping. Her sponsors are Poppy Lane Christmas Tree Farm and Artistic Array Records. Miss Contestants Lamees Barnett is 18 years old and the daughter of Terry Barnett and Awatif Lenjawi. She is a student at Sierra College, who wants to major in Biochemistry. Lamees enjoys music and dancing and wants to start her own non-profit organization to get kids off the streets and into the arts. Roseville Precision, Sundance Montessori School and her family and friends are sponsoring her. Leanna Souza is the 19-year-old daughter of Deanna & Laurino Sousa. She is a Sierra College student who wants to major in Communications. Leanna is interested in volunteering, scrap booking, snowboarding and cheerleading. Her friends and family are sponsoring her. Faith Worrell is the 18-year-old daughter of Tanya and Mark Worrell. She is a Senior at Colfax high school. Her interests are yoga, photography and journalism. Northern Energy Propane and her friends and family sponsor faith. Jessica Brown is the 25-year-old daughter of David and Shawn Brown. She has been a Veterinary Technician for 8 years. Her interests are riding horses and quads, showing pigs and going on jeep rides. Jessica is being sponsored by Simmons Equipment Rental, Auburn 76 Car Center, Julie Bryan @ Visions, Debbie Cook — Hot Sand and Adena & Jimmy Simmons. The Young, Jr & Miss pageants will begin at 5:30pm at the DeWitt Theater in Auburn. The event is open to the public, and tickets can be purchased at the door for $8. “We encourage people to come support these ladies as they challenge themselves and discover their hidden talents”, says Toni Fossum, the pageant director. “Some people still believe that pageants are superficial — but that could not be further from the truth. These ladies are required to write essays, submit copies of their report cards, speak on the microphone in front of hundreds of people as well as display poise on stage and the ability to hold a mature conversation during panel interviews. They really have to step up and challenge themselves!” For more information about these and other pageants in the area, visit The pageants are sponsored in part by: International Fight Sports, Roper’s Jewelers, Strings Italian Cafe and Foster Graphics.