Miss Chugiak/Eagle River Scholarship Program was held February 8th, 2020 at Earl R. Brown Auditorium at the Alaska Pacific University.
A total of 7 Miss Candidates and a total of 6 Teen Contestants competed for a total of 4 titles - Miss Chugiak Eagle/River, Miss Chugiak/Eagle River’s Outstanding Teen, Miss Birchwood, and Miss Birchwood’s Outstanding Teen.
The total amount of scholarships awarded was $8,475!
23-year old Cara Chapman was crowned Miss Chugiak/Eagle River 2020. Cara’s platform is called “Take Back Alaska” and she performed a Science Experiment to “Let It Go”.
22-year old Jordan Naylor was crowned Miss Birchwood 2020. Jordan’s platform is “Back 2 Basics: Promoting Health and Wellness”. Jordan performed a musical theater dance routine to a “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend”.
16-year old Alexis McBain was crowned Miss Chugiak/Eagle River’s Outstanding Teen 2020. Lexi’s platform is called “La Vita e Bella (Alzheimer’s Awareness)” and performed a vocal rendition “Smile” by Nat King Cole.
13-year old Christiana Jimenez was crowned Miss Birchwood’s Outstanding Teen 2020. Christiana’s platform is called “Beat the Winter Blues”. Christiana performed a vocal rendition “Popular” from the musical Wicked.
Everyone who competed was awarded a scholarship that could be used towards school tuition, books, and student loans.
A number of other contestants received awards during the competition(s), including:
Teen Top Fitness Award - Meira May Teen Top Talent Award - Alexis McBain Miss Top Talent Award - Jordan Naylor Miss Top On-Stage Interview Award - Jordan Naylor Miss Congeniality Award - Cara Chapman Miss Photogenic Award - Dakoma Shea Epperly-May. Most Ticket Sold Award - Katie Schoff Children's Miracle Maker Award - Cara Chapman
People's Choice Award for Miss - Victoria Glover
People's Choice Award for Teen - Dakoma Shea-Epperly May
Top Ad Sales Award for Miss - Samantha Wanner
Top Ad Sales Award for Teen - Dakoma Shea-Epperly May
The featured performances from Miss Alaska’s Outstanding teen, Corinne Johnson, who sang the National Anthem, Miss Chugiak/Eagle River 2019, Sabrina Willis, Miss Chugiak/Eagle River’s Outstanding Teen 2019, Bethany Greenlund, and Studio Pulse.
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Established in 1973, the Miss Chugiak/Eagle River Scholarship Organization provides opportunities for young women to achieve their personal and professional ambitions. Contestants also participate in community service activities and develop leadership skills that help them excel in their chosen career and life goals. Winners of the annual Miss Chugiak/Eagle River Scholarship Competition are eligible to compete in the Miss Alaska competition.
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, is the nation's leading advocate for women's education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States, awarding millions of dollars annually. The Miss America Organization is comprised of 52 licensed organizations, including all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Miss America contestants contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised millions for Children's MiracleNetwork Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007.
For more information about the Miss Miss Chugiak/Eagle River Competition, please contact Sveta Cross at 907-360-5778.