Miss West Sound Representatives

2010 – Tonie (Duchemin) Sexauer

  • Miss Northwest 2009 (Sweeper)
    • Top 10 at Miss Washington
  • Miss West Sound 2010
    • Top 10 at Miss Washington
    • Miss America Community Service Award
    • People’s Choice Award
    • Washington State Miracle Maker Award

Hometown: Poulsbo

Talent: Jazz Dance

Platform: Children’s Miracle Network

Tonie has had a lot of life happen since being the first Miss West Sound in 2010. Her scholarship money went to good use on her degree in Business Management from Northwest University in 2013. She owns a full-time wedding photography business (www.toniechristine.com) and has now branched out into hiring three team members who also provide the TONIE CHRISTINE Experience through photography to their clients. She married the love of her life, Eric, on the rolling hills of Ireland and has since had two children. Their daughter Hastings, is the easiest of kids and their son Knighton, is a little firecracker! During the day, you will see her bouncing from her office, to running around finding cool outings to make memories with the kids and then shooting the weddings of brides who blaze their own trail on weekends. She and Eric are renovating a 1980’s airstream and also building a modern cabin on the riverbanks in Leavenworth, WA. You can get a glimpse of her life on Instagram @toniechristine.

Tonie won over $13,000 during her two years participating in the MAO.

2011 – Whitney Glebe

  • Miss West Sound 2011

Hometown: Poulsbo

Talent: Gymnastics

Platform: Fuel Up to Play 60

Whitney has earned close to $5000 through her participation in MAO.

2012 – Hannah Price

  • Miss West Sound 2012
  • Miss Liberty 2013 (Sweeper)
    • First Runner Up to Miss Washington 2013
  • Miss Washington Sweetheart 2013

Hometown: Poulsbo

Talent: Vocal

Platform: Disability Awareness and Acceptance

Hannah is graduated from the University of Washington in 2016 with a degree in Political Science. She moved to Washington, D.C. and works as a Technical Recruiter for Fortune 500 companies. She has started a blog where she shares fashion, health and wellness tips.

Hannah earned over $22,000 through her participation in MAO.


2013 – Megan (Leibold) Blum

  • Miss West Sound 2013
    • Top 10 at Miss Washington 2013
    • Rookie of the Year at Miss Washington 2013
  • Miss Pierce County 2014
    • 2nd Runner-Up/Preliminary Talent Winner at Miss Washington 2014
  • Miss Washington Sweetheart 2014
    • Top 10 at National Sweetheart 2014

Hometown: Poulsbo

Talent: Vocal

Platform: Give a Note – Promoting Music Education

Megan graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. Previously performing as a vocalist and pianist around the world, Megan has now settled into the world of real estate and has been a Real Estate Agent with FLUX Real Estate, serving the greater Seattle area for over 2 1/2 years. She has also served as the Events Coordinator for the Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen Program for the past 4 years. Megan currently resides in Burien with her husband Kevin, their cat Basil and their chickens Ali, Julie, and Morgan. They are expecting their first child in February 2020.

Megan earned close to $20,000 during her participation in MAO.


2014 – Megan Callahan McCormick

  • Miss West Sound 2014
    • Non-finalist talent at Miss Washington
  • Miss Eastside 2015 (Open)
    • 4th Runner-Up at Miss Washington 2015
    • Preliminary Talent Winner

Hometown: Port Orchard

Talent: Classical Vocal

Platform: One Planet, One Future: Citizen’s Climate Lobby

An award-winning Soprano and passionate choral clinician, Megan Callaghan McCormick holds a Bachelor of Musical Arts degree from Pacific Lutheran University, and a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Central Washington University. Megan is currently the Director of Choir and Drama at Bethel High School and is the Artistic Director of the Endolyne Children’s Choir. Megan also sings in the Seattle Symphony Chorale alongside Grammophone’s “Orchestra of the Year” and participates in local musical theater.

Megan earned a total of $6,300 through her participation in MAO.


2015 – Cherisse Martinelli

  • Miss West Sound 2015
    • Top 10 at Miss Washington 2015

Hometown: Seabeck

Talent: Vocal

Platform: Enriching Lives Through Music Therapy

Cherisse recently completed her first cruise contract as a production vocalist, singing and performing her way around the globe on board her ship. While she loved the adventure, she is thrilled to back home in the PNW where she now calls Seattle home. Since her time as Miss West Sound she has enjoyed a wonderful career in the musical theatre community of Seattle working with the 5th Avenue Theatre, Village Theatre, and many more. While she is planning a career move to NYC this upcoming year, she considers herself a West Sound girl at heart and looks forward to many more years of working with the Miss America Organization.

Cherisse won $6,000 in scholarship through her time competing in the MAO.


2016 – Brittney Brown

  • Miss West Sound’s Outstanding Teen 2010, 2011, 2012
    • Director’s Award 2010, Top Ten in 2011 and 2012, Scholastic Achievement Award and Miss Congeniality all three years at Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen
  • First Runner-Up to Miss Whatcom County 2015
  • Miss Tahoma 2015
  • Miss West Sound 2016
    • First Runner-Up to Miss Washington 2016
    • Miss Congeniality at Miss Washington 2016

Brittney graduated from North Kitsap High School as Salutatorian and earned her Associate’s degree through the Olympic College Running Start Program in 2013. She graduated Cum Laude from Western Washington University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology and a minor in Communication Studies. Brittney is currently a 3rd year dental student at the University of New England’s College of Dental Medicine in Portland, Maine. She volunteers with the Special Smiles Program at the Maine Special Olympics Summer Games and was a Student Admissions Ambassador for the 2018-2019 admissions cycle. She is a member of the Special Care Dentistry Club, Student Professionalism and Ethics Association (SPEA) Club, the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity, and is the current UNE American Association for Women Dentists (AAWD) Club President. Brittney completed an 11.5-hour training in Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), and can use her certification to deliver resources to patients with substance use disorders. She is a Dental Simulation Clinic Teaching Assistant and is currently working with a Periodontist and two other students on research titled Periodontitis and Alzheimer’s Disease: A Randomized Clinical Trial to assess changes in serum biomarkers after periodontal therapy.

Brittney has earned over $14,200 through her participation in MAO.


2017 – Anikka Abbott

  • Miss Pierce County 2015
    • First Runner-Up to Miss Washington 2015
    • Preliminary Talent Award
    • Miss Washington Sweetheart 2015
  • Miss West Sound 2017
    • Top 10 at Miss Washington 2017
    • Miss America Community Service Award

Hometown: Gig Harbor

Talent: Classical Vocal

Platform: Prevention Through Empowerment: Ending Domestic Violence and Stalking

Website: www.AnikkaAbbott.com

In May 2015, Anikka graduated summa cum laude from Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) with a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance. She was a member of the award-winning Choir of the West for 3 years and performed with them internationally. At PLU, she was chosen to perform as a founding member of the elite octet, The Chamber Singers, also performing internationally.

Anikka Abbott is currently a graduate student at Arizona State University. She will receive a Master of Mass Communication in Broadcast Journalism in December 2019. She is a student production nominee for the Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards for her work covering the Venezuelan refugee crisis in Peru. She is a production intern at 12 News – Arizona Midday, a lifestyle show, as well as a reporter for Cronkite News on Arizona PBS.

Anikka has earned over $20,000 through her participation in MAO.


2018 – Devenn Miller

  • Miss Evergreen 2018

Devenn graduated from South Kitsap High School in 2015. She is currently employed at Kitsap Credit Union as a Member Associate but is moving to Arizona in September to begin a new adventure.

Devenn has earned $1,200 through her participation in MAO.



2019 – Maddie Farrell

  • Miss West Sound’s Outstanding Teen 2016
    • Top 10 at Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen
    • Business Week Scholarship
  • Miss West Sound 2019
    • Miss America Community Service Award
    • Miss Washington’s Miss Congeniality

Hometown: Silverdale

Talent: Comedic Monologue

Platform as MWSOT 2016: Building Girls’ Confidence Through Teen Mentoring

Platform as MWS 2019: Building Youth Confidence Through Mentoring

Maddie graduated from Klahowya Secondary School in 2017 and is attending Central Washington University, majoring in Special Education. She intends to obtain a Master of Education to become a Secondary School Theater and English teacher, in addition to Special Education. During her year as Miss West Sound, she founded the Bremerton Teen Mentoring Program, where high school students have the opportunity to engage in one-on-one mentoring with elementary and middle school students. She is employed as a bridal consultant at our long-time program sponsor, American Rose Bridal.

Maddie has earned $7,000 during her participation in the MAO.


2020-2021 – Julia Zimny

  • Miss West Sound 2020
    • 4th Runner Up at Miss Washington
    • Preliminary Red Carpet Award at Miss Washington

Hometown: Seabeck

Talent: Piano

Social Impact Initiative: The Red LIPS Project: Redefining Love in Partnerships

A few weeks after winning the title of Miss West Sound 2020, the world was hit by COVID-19 and shut down, eliminating any appearance opportunity Julia had. She decided to take control of the situation and utilized the time to apply to law school. Julia is currently a second-year law student at the Gonzaga School of Law.

Julia has won over $ 6,100 during her years participating in the MAO.