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By Josh Aden | February 28, 2008
Since the 1930s, the winner of the Miss Huntington Beach Scholarship Pageant has yearly been the face of the city. “You have a whole year where you’re an ambassador,” said pageant Executive Director Pam Alagata. “You’re out there representing Huntington Beach.” Eleven Surf City ladies will compete in the Miss America-sanctioned pageant Saturday to succeed Erin Nicole Britt . The winner is awarded the opportunity to compete for Miss California and a scholarship for at least $1,000.
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By Michael Miller | March 7, 2012
In the course of representing her hometown, the next Miss Fountain Valley may get her hands dirty. Or at least her shoes. That's what Keeli Scott Lisack, the executive director of the city's first scholarship pageant in 21 years, remembers about her own year wearing the crown. Lisack, who was Miss Fountain Valley in 1977, got a firsthand view of the city when it was still becoming a "Nice Place to Live. " "We did a lot of groundbreaking back then," she said. "Back in 1977, there was still a lot of undeveloped land.
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February 4, 2010
The Miss Fountain Valley Scholarship Pageant has been postponed until November as organizers continue to seek sponsors and contestants. The annual pageant, which started in 1964, was discontinued in 1991. Last year, local businesswoman Amy Hart announced her intention to restart the pageant, and Mayor Larry Crandall, the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce and other leaders joined her in seeking sponsors for the event. However, a lack of contestants led the organizers to push the pageant’s date to Nov. 13, Crandall said.
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By Britney Barnes | October 15, 2009
Her friend said she doesn?t sleep. Sixteen-year-old Monica Stainer will admit she doesn?t get a lot of sleep, but she said she is OK with it. ?I?m a very high-energy person,? she said. The Edison High School junior said she loves to see what each day will bring, and that each day brings a lot. Monica, a song leader on the varsity cheer team, is the junior class representative for the Associated Student Body and is taking seven honors and advanced placement classes.
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February 17, 2005
Dave Brooks Nicole Smith hails from the streets of Huntington Beach, but she grew up in the sand. That's where the beach volleyball enthusiast first developed a tenacity for competition that would take her through one of Southern California's top musical programs and into local legacy last Saturday. In front of hundreds gathered at Huntington Beach High School, Smith was chosen from 15 other girls to represent Surf City as Miss Huntington Beach 2005.
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February 15, 2007
Erin Nicole Britt has won this year's Miss Huntington Beach scholarship. Britt, 23, won after her fourth time in the running. The winner was announced at the Feb. 3 pageant in the Huntington Beach High School auditorium. Kay Butler, 17, won first runner-up, and Karissa Joi Kent, 20, was second runner-up. This year, for the first time, pageant watchers were able to vote online. Chelsea Cepek, 17, was voted Most Popular in the online vote, which was sponsored by Whata Lotta Pizza.
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By Michael Miller | February 16, 2011
This week, I interviewed a woman who had a rose bush planted outside City Hall in her honor, rode in Huntington Beach's Fourth of July Parade, passed out candy at the Easter Hunt, helped launch rubber ducks at the Duck-A-Thon, organized a Relay for Life team, visited kids in the hospital and appeared at almost every chamber mixer and ribbon-cutting in Surf City over the last year. OK, that may be the wordiest lead in the history of Times Community News. But it ought to give you an idea of the regimen Cassie Cotarelo, better known as Miss Huntington Beach, has followed for the last 12 months.
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February 11, 2010
It’s been an uneven month for beauty pageants in the Surf City area. Cassie Cotarelo, a senior at Marina High School, was crowned Miss Huntington Beach for 2010 on Sunday, and along with her court, she’ll represent the city at events throughout the year. She’ll also have a rose bush planted in her name by City Hall, no small thing. At the same time, the Miss Fountain Valley Scholarship Pageant, which a group of city and business leaders are trying to restart after 19 years of dormancy, has been slow out of the gate.
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By Michael Miller | March 7, 2012
In the course of representing her hometown, the next Miss Fountain Valley may get her hands dirty. Or at least her shoes. That's what Keeli Scott Lisack, the executive director of the city's first scholarship pageant in 21 years, remembers about her own year wearing the crown. Lisack, who was Miss Fountain Valley in 1977, got a firsthand view of the city when it was still becoming a "Nice Place to Live. " "We did a lot of groundbreaking back then," she said. "Back in 1977, there was still a lot of undeveloped land.
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By Michael Miller | November 9, 2011
Here she is, Miss Fountain Valley. The Miss Fountain Valley Scholarship Pageant, which had a false start two years ago, now has a new leader seeking to bring it back. If things go as planned - and according to those in charge, they are - the city will enjoy its first pageant in 21 years March 10. Keeli Scott Lisack, an investor in Endless Food & Fun in Huntington Beach, took the helm of the project this year. With partners from the City Council, Chamber of Commerce and local businesses, she's aiming to line up a maximum of 20 young women to compete for the crown.
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By Michael Miller | February 16, 2011
This week, I interviewed a woman who had a rose bush planted outside City Hall in her honor, rode in Huntington Beach's Fourth of July Parade, passed out candy at the Easter Hunt, helped launch rubber ducks at the Duck-A-Thon, organized a Relay for Life team, visited kids in the hospital and appeared at almost every chamber mixer and ribbon-cutting in Surf City over the last year. OK, that may be the wordiest lead in the history of Times Community News. But it ought to give you an idea of the regimen Cassie Cotarelo, better known as Miss Huntington Beach, has followed for the last 12 months.
NEWS
February 11, 2010
It’s been an uneven month for beauty pageants in the Surf City area. Cassie Cotarelo, a senior at Marina High School, was crowned Miss Huntington Beach for 2010 on Sunday, and along with her court, she’ll represent the city at events throughout the year. She’ll also have a rose bush planted in her name by City Hall, no small thing. At the same time, the Miss Fountain Valley Scholarship Pageant, which a group of city and business leaders are trying to restart after 19 years of dormancy, has been slow out of the gate.
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By Michael Miller | February 4, 2010
The recent rainstorms in Orange County, which drenched Surf City and flooded streets throughout town, could have a silver lining for the next Miss Huntington Beach: They may make her roses bloom a little faster. Every year, the city honors its newly crowned queen by dedicating a rose bush to her outside City Hall. The bushes, which live for decades, line a planter with bronze tablets displaying the name of the queen below each one. Tuesday, the garden had precious little color, but a few radiant petals stood out amid the winter drabness.
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By Britney Barnes | October 15, 2009
Her friend said she doesn?t sleep. Sixteen-year-old Monica Stainer will admit she doesn?t get a lot of sleep, but she said she is OK with it. ?I?m a very high-energy person,? she said. The Edison High School junior said she loves to see what each day will bring, and that each day brings a lot. Monica, a song leader on the varsity cheer team, is the junior class representative for the Associated Student Body and is taking seven honors and advanced placement classes.
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July 2, 2009
Two locals won accolades last weekend at the Miss California pageant, the lead-up to Miss America. Kate Brewster, Miss Huntington Beach 2009, placed as one of the top 12 girls to compete in the Miss California pageant Saturday. She also won the preliminary evening gown competition June 25. Brewster, 18, recently graduated from Huntington Beach High School, and is a singer and dancer. She hopes to focus on music ministry for a career. Monica Stainer, a 15-year-old junior at Edison High School, is the new Miss California Outstanding Teen 2009.
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By Josh Aden | February 28, 2008
Since the 1930s, the winner of the Miss Huntington Beach Scholarship Pageant has yearly been the face of the city. “You have a whole year where you’re an ambassador,” said pageant Executive Director Pam Alagata. “You’re out there representing Huntington Beach.” Eleven Surf City ladies will compete in the Miss America-sanctioned pageant Saturday to succeed Erin Nicole Britt . The winner is awarded the opportunity to compete for Miss California and a scholarship for at least $1,000.
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