Miss West Sound’s Outstanding Teen Representatives
2013 – Emily Houston
- Miss West Sound’s Outstanding Teen 2013
- Miss Northwest’s Outstanding Teen 2014 & 2015
- Winner of the People’s Choice Award all three years at Miss Washington’s OT
- Miss Chinook 2019
Hometown: Port Orchard
Platform: Relay for Life
After graduating from South Kitsap High School in 2016, Emily went on to attend Olympic College, pursuing a degree in communications.
She currently works full time in the Mental Health field and pursues her passion of coordinating weddings and events in the Seattle area.
Emily lives in Kitsap County with her fiancé and their two dogs.
Emily has earned over $5000 through her participation in MAO.
2014 – Kelsey Kim
- Miss West Sound’s Outstanding Teen 2014
Platform: Fostering Forever Homes – Benefiting Foster Kids
Kelsey is a 2015 high school and Olympic College Running Start graduate. She graduated from the University of Tampa in 2019 with a BS in Forensic Chemistry and dual minors in Biology and Criminal Investigations. She now resides in North Carolina working as an analytical chemist.
Kelsey earned $2,000 through her participation in MAO.
2015 – Mataya Giffey
- Miss West Sound’s Outstanding Teen 2015
- Awarded full-ride scholarship to Washington’s Business Week
Talent: Color Guard
Platform: Stand for the Silent – Bullying Awareness
Mataya graduated from North Kitsap High School in 2016.
Mataya earned $4050 during her participation in MAO.
2016 – 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
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 Central Washington University in 2021 with a degree in Elementary Education. Maddie is a teacher in the Central Kitsap School District and is obtaining her Master’s Degree in Education through Western Governors University. 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.
Maddie has earned $7,000 during her participation in the MAO.
2017 – Allie Newhouse
- Miss West Sound’s Outstanding Teen 2017
- Miss Port Orchard’s Outstanding Teen 2018
- Top 10 at Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen 2018
- 1st RU to Miss West Sound 2023
- Miss Puget Sound (Sweeper) 2023
After graduating from South Kitsap High School, Alli attended the University of Idaho majoring in Athletic Medicine with a Minor in Anatomy and Physiology. She was a member of the Vandal’s Dance Team. She has since transferred to Liberty University and switched her major to Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education.
Allie has earned over $4,000 through her participation in MAO.
2018 – Emalee Nazarino
- Miss West Sound’s Outstanding Teen 2018
- 4th Runner-Up at Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen 2018
- Miss Seattle’s Outstanding Teen 2019
- Four Points of the Crown Award at Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen 2019
Platform: You Define Your Disability, Your Disability Does Not Define You
Emalee is a 2020 North Kitsap High School graduate where she was a cheerleader and running start student.
She attends Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California and will graduate in 2024 with a Bachelors in Sociology with a cultural emphasis. In addition, she will earn minors in both Business and Spanish. Her career ambition is evolving as she explores the world and the opportunities it presents.
Emalee has earned $3000 during her participation in the MAO.
2019 – Emilie Scott
- Miss West Sound’s Outstanding Teen 2019
- Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen 2019
- Assumed the title after Payton May won Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2019
- 2nd Runner-Up at Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen 2019
- Dolores Cullen Helping Hands Award
Talent: Ballet en Pointe
Platform: Global Poverty Awareness
Emilie graduated from Klahowya Secondary School where she was ASB President, President of the LEO Club, Vice President of Honor Society and a cheerleader.
Emilie is now a student at Carleton College in Minnesota, working towards a major in Biology and double minoring in Spanish and Dance. She is a member of Semaphore Repertory Dance Company, and a board member of Carleton’s Pre-Health Association. She works as a CNA and an ER Technician. Emilie also teaches CPR courses at Carleton through the American Heart Association and is a member of the Wolff Research lab at Carleton, doing genetic research with C. Elegans. Her career goal is to become a Pediatric Surgeon.
Emilie has earned almost $2,500 through her participation in the MAO.
2019 – Cheyenne Amar
- Miss West Sound’s Outstanding Teen 2019
- Assumed the title after Emilie Scott took over the title of Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen
Talent: Jazz Dance
Platform: Be True, Do You – Building Girls’ Self-Esteem
Cheyenne graduated first in her class from Klahowya Secondary School in the Class of 2021 and is now a student at UCLA where she is majoring in Physiological Science on the pre-med track with plans to become an orthopedic surgeon.
On campus, Cheyenne is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta & Phi Eta Sigma honor societies, a board member of the Hui O ʻImiloa Hawaiʻi club, a member of the Sports Medicine Club, a member of the Bruin Surgical Undergraduate Society, and dances on the competitive hip hop team NSU Modern.
Cheyenne has earned almost $3,000 through her participation in the MAO.
2020-2021 – Ripley Ramos
- Miss West Sound’s Outstanding Teen 2020
- Top 10 at Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen 2021
Social Impact Initiative: Fashion Is For Every Body
Ripley graduated with High Honors from Shelton High School in June 2022 and was the Outreach Coordinator at Habitat for Humanity of Mason County. She recently earned the honor of representing our state as Miss Washington Teen Volunteer and will compete at the national level in March 2023. She plans on pursuing a career in performing arts and musical theatre.
Ripley has won over $ 2,000 during her two years participating in the MAO.
2022 – Reyna Blackwood
- Miss West Sound’s Outstanding Teen 2022
- Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen Service Award 2022
- Western Washington University Scholarship 2022
- Miss Puget Sound’s Outstanding Teen 2023
Social Impact Initiative: J.T.’s High Fives
Reyna is a student at North Kitsap High School and plays volleyball and softball. She also loves to spend her free time playing music, specifically the piano and guitar. Through her Social Impact Initiative, which is focused around helping kids with disabilities, Reyna hosts Challenger Camps. These camps offer kids with special needs, the opportunity to learn and play softball and baseball.
Reyna has won almost $ 2,000 during her participation in the MAO.