Sisters Abigail, 14, and Emily Hamilton, 12, of North Bend were recently selected to represent Washington State at the National Miss High School America Pageant, June 17 to 23 in Little Rock, Ark.
Abigail has been named as Miss Washington High School 2018; Emily was named Miss Washington Junior High School 2018. The girls were chosen through a selection process based on school honors, recreational activities and honors, and volunteer service activities.
Abigail is a freshman at Mount Si High School. She has travelled to Ecuador and Peru on Global Service Trips, was active in the Twin Falls Middle School Key Club and mentors younger girls in the Valley as part of her anti-bullying work through the B.R.A.V.E. program.
Emily is a sixth grader at Twin Falls Middle School. She is also a professional singer and actress, recently performing at the 5th Avenue Theatre’s production of “Ragtime.” She is known for her “Campaign of Kindness” where she places positive messages in lockers of students throughout the Snoqualmie Valley as part of the B.R.A.V.E. program.
Both sisters have volunteers for the homeless encampment, Tent City 4, and both dance competitively at IGNITE Dance and Yoga in North Bend.
The Miss High School America Pageant Organization partnered with the Livingston Foundation has awarded over $200,000 in cash scholarship to national winners over the last eight years. National winners win a prize package totaling over $50,000 in scholarships, travel, wardrobe, photo shoots and prizes each year.