2017 Three Rivers Contestants

2017 Outstanding Teen Contestants

Caitlin Hillman

Age: 14

Talent: Jazz Dance

School: Seaside High School

Platform: Dance Movement Towards Better Health

Career Aspiration: Elementary School Teacher

Quote You Live By: “Let your smile change the World, but don’t let the World change your smile”

Emma Ellis

Age: 17

Talent: Vocal

School: St. Mary’s Academy

Platform: Animal Care and Adoption Education

Career Aspiration: Veterinarian and an Animal Rights Spokesperson

Quote You Live By: “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Kallie Hutchinson

Age: 17

Talent: Musical Theater Song and Dance

School: Jefferson High School

Platform: Building Positive Self Image

Career Aspiration: Dancer on Broadway or a Radio City Rockette

Quote You Live By: “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else.” -Judy Garland

Lilly Boothe

Age: 13

Talent: Theatrical Vocal

School: Clatskanie Middle/High School

Platform: Recognizing Teen Depression

Career Aspiration: Special effects Make-up Artist

Quote You Live By: “Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s game”

Taryn Miller

Age: 14

Talent: Jazz Dance

School: Scappoose High School

Platform: Lupus – Raising Awareness

Career Aspiration: Elementary School Teacher

Quote You Live By: “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud” -Maya Angelou

2017 Miss Contestants

Alyx Amber

Age: 23

Talent: Vocal

School: Portland State University

Platform: Mentorship Through Education

Career Aspiration: Executive Director of a local non-profit

Quote You Live By: “Actions speak louder than words”

Amanda Lehman

Age: 19

Talent: ASL Vocal Performance

School: Western Oregon University

Platform: Project Semicolon

Career Aspiration: Social Worker

Quote You Live By: “The things everyone knows are most likely to be wrong.” -John Steinbeck

Ariel Elstad

Age: 21

Talent: Contemporary Dance

School: University of Oregon

Platform: American Red Cross-Lifesaving Blood

Career Aspiration: Dental Hygienist

Quote You Live By: “Aspire to inspire before you expire”

Bianca Rodriguez

Age: 20

Talent: Classic Vocal

School: BMCC

Platform: Champions Against Bullying

Career Aspiration: Pursue a Bachelor’s Degree of Health Science

Quote You Live By: “I didn’t always know what I wanted to do, but I always knew the kind of woman I wanted to be”

Claire Sparks

Age: 18

Talent: Contemporary Dance

School: Southridge High School

Platform: Promoting Community Gardens

Career Aspiration: Human Rights advocate in Washington DC

Quote You Live By: “Don’t give up, great things take time”

Emma Wampler

Age: 21

Talent: Vocal

School: Oregon State University

Platform: Disaster Preparedness

Career Aspiration: Non-Profit Coordinator

Quote You Live By: “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman

Hannah Alice Patterson

Age: 23

Talent: Comedic Monologue

School: Portland State University

Platform: Closing the Wage Gap Through Awareness

Career Aspiration: Equity Stage Actress and Collegiate Acting Instructor

Quote You Live By: “We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face…. We must do that which we think we cannot.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

Hannah Pilant

Age: 21

Talent: Dance

School: Portland Community College

Platform: Turning STEM into STEAM by supporting the arts in school

Career Aspiration: I want to be a middle school math teacher

Quote You Live By: “Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.”

Jacelyn Michael

Age: 18

Talent: Poetry Recitation

School: Western Oregon University

Platform: Multiple Sclerosis

Career Aspiration: High school Biology Teacher, High school Principal

Quote You Live By: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” -Dr. Seuss

Kaylin Salladay

Age: 19

Talent: Vocal

School: Northwest Christian University

Platform: American Cancer Society

Career Aspiration: Become an Oncologist

Quote You Live By: “Dream until your dreams come true”

Shayla Giles

Age: 23

Talent: Ballet Lyrical Fusion

School: Clackamas Community College

Platform: Take a Stand Against Bullying

Career Aspiration: Fashion Designer

Quote You Live By: “Be the change you wish to see in the world”

Sheridan Pipkin

Age: 20

Talent: Rifle Routine

School: Oregon State University

Platform: Horses 4 Heroes

Career Aspiration: Equine Sports Medicine Veterinarian

Quote You Live By: “The horse is a mirror to your soul. Sometimes you may not like what you see. Sometimes you will.” -Buck Brannaman

Stephanie Magee

Age: 19

Talent: Cello

School: Western Oregon University-Honors Program

Platform: Full STEAM Ahead

Career Aspiration: Museum Curator at the Guggenheim

Quote You Live By: “A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.”