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2014 Miss Washington USA Contestants:

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Caitlin Ortega - Bellevue USA
Caitlin Ortega

Bellevue USA

A sophomore at Bellevue College, Caitlin focuses her studies on voice, acting, and dance. Her love of the arts began at an early age. She is active in the campus Latino Club, and credits time she spent in Guatemala with Global Visionaries, strengthening her knowledge and desire of the Spanish language and Latin culture. Caitlin works part time as a freelance model and catering assistant. She is inspired by her love of family and friends.

Carlie Elledge - Madison Valley USA
Carlie Elledge

Madison Valley USA

At the University of Washington, Carlie won a full-tuition scholarship and competed as a varsity rower. She won the PAC-10 Championship after an undefeated season and placed 4th in the nation at NCAAs. Carlie was awarded PAC-10 All-American for her scholastic and athletic achievement. Now a graduate and executive legal assistant, Carlie plans to study law. She also enjoys snowboarding, horseback riding, traveling, and serving her community by volunteering at a youth homeless shelter.

Cassandra Orefice - Vancouver USA
Cassandra Orefice

Vancouver USA

Cassandra is a 21-year-old homeschool graduate, who achieved her two year degree from Clark College. She currently dances pre-professionally in Jazz, Ballet, and Contemporary. She is the manager of a smoothie cafe that she assisted in creating from the beginning, and is also a dance teacher for underprivileged youth in several elementary schools. Cassandra is looking forward to completing her double major in dance and nutrition in fall 2014.

Christine Wemhoff - Greater Seattle USA
Christine Wemhoff

Greater Seattle USA

Christine grew up in Mukilteo and graduated from Gonzaga University. She studied abroad in Zambia, helping teach at an elementary school. After graduation, she volunteered for a year in Sacramento working with young, homeless parents. She continues to be passionate about education and is currently working at a high school. Her aspiration is to earn her MBA and work at the Gates Foundation, giving her the ability to impact education initiatives in the US and abroad.

Courtney Prather - Lake Washington USA
Courtney Prather

Lake Washington USA

Courtney is a graduate of Gonzaga University with a degree in Business Administration. She is currently a Retail Merchandising Analyst. As a former basketball coach, nanny, and Boys & Girls Club counselor, she knows the importance a strong role-model plays in the lives of today’s youth. She strives to continuously challenge herself, and as Miss Washington USA, she would encourage young people to participate in life instead of watching it go by on the screen.

Daniella Humphreys - Bothell USA
Daniella Humphreys

Bothell USA

Daniella is currently attending University of Washington while working at Overlake Hospital Medical Center as a CNA. She received her Associates in Pre-Nursing and plans to continue her nursing education to become a Family Nurse Practitioner. She loves helping others and will soon be traveling to Cambodia with a team of surgeons to provide healthcare for needy children and families. She has practiced Hot Yoga for 4 years and can never go a day without coffee.

Danielle Phelps - Battle Ground USA
Danielle Phelps

Battle Ground USA

Danielle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Washington State University in 2012 as part of a pre-physical therapy program that provided a comprehensive understanding of how the body functions. Currently a Manager of Snap Fitness and competitive fitness athlete, she understands the discipline necessary to accomplish one’s goals, and hopes to inspire those around her to take the steps toward accomplishing their health and fitness goals -- no matter how big or small.

Daria Skoczylas - Greater North Seattle USA
Daria Skoczylas

Greater North Seattle USA

Daria was originally born to a humble family in Poland, later becoming a citizen of Australia and the United States. It was often daunting to acclimate for this shy foreigner. Growing up Daria was bullied, and as a result, wants to set a strong example for youth. Immediately after high school, Daria became self-sufficient working for Wells Fargo, and wants to show that with determined work ethic and positive influences, any child can achieve their goals.

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