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Wagner chosen as Miss Pierce County Outstanding Teen

Brynn Adams, Co-Editor-in-Chief

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Saturday, Feb. 21, sophomore Carissa Wagner competed against 11 other contestants in the Miss Pierce County Outstanding Teen pageant and walked away with the title.

“I was really shocked when I was selected, because the other girls were so great,” she said. “A couple of them had already been to Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen pageant before, so I thought they would just win at local again. I was speechless.”

Wagner was ready for what the year of service and community work would bring.

“It still hasn’t set it yet. I’m excited to start doing appearances,” she said.

Her first event was Tuesday, March 3, at IHOP’s National Pancake Day, raising money for Children’s Miracle Network. In March, she’ll be a part of the American Girl Fashion Show that raises money for Seattle Children’s Hospital for childhood cancer.

“I’m hoping that I can do a lot of things in my community in Pierce County,” Wagner said. “I’m happy to know I can touch many people’s lives in my community. Even if it’s only one person, it’s worth it.”

Each girl that competed in the pageant had to have a platform that they would develop and raise money for. Her’s was called iDance4aCure, and raised money for childhood cancer. With the way the pageant works, she will continue working with this platform.

“I’ll be hosting more dance marathons and other events to raise money for the organization,” she said.

Wagner is aware of the impact she can have and is excited to begin this journey that she has embarked on.

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Wagner chosen as Miss Pierce County Outstanding Teen