Miss Washington USA®&
Miss Washington Teen USA®

2009 Miss Washington USA Contestants:

Lacey Carroll - Lake Union USA
Lacey Carroll

Lake Union USA

Goals & Interests: To complete my education & a professional degree, continue being involved in my community, and to never allow obstacles to prevent me from reaching my dreams. I love snowboarding, golf, designing jewelry, bowling & traveling. (Quote: "What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?" - Robert Schuller)

Meghan Jerome - Vancouver USA
Meghan Jerome

Vancouver USA

I'm earning my BA in Human Development w/an emphasis on Early Childhood Education and a Masters in Teaching. I enjoy cooking, reading, bicycling, my dog & spending time w/family & friends. "Character is defined not by how we act when life is running smoothly but rather how we choose to behave when life is not going as planned." ~Connie Podesta

Paola Quinones - Seattle Metro USA
Paola Quinones

Seattle Metro USA

I plan to pursue a job in Law Enforcement, protecting citizens & deterring crime. I'd like to become a Homicide Detective after putting a couple years in as a police officer & hopefully work for the FBI or DEA at some point. I enjoy reading, dancing, exercising, doing make-up & spending time with my family.

Portia Payton - Greater Vancouver USA
Portia Payton

Greater Vancouver USA

“To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven” Eccl. 3:17. My goals are to: please the Lord, successfully compete in this pageant, encourage women, become a more estab- lished performer & further my education in business mgmt. which are necessary to pre- pare me for the fulfillment of my purpose.

Samantha Wilson - King County USA
Samantha Wilson

King County USA

I'll be graduating from SPU in Political Science & Communication this fall. I'd like to use my God-given abilities to assist & encourage others. I enjoy running, snow skiing, sailing, cooking, reading, horseback riding & travel. "The greatest danger for most of us is not that we aim too high and miss it, but that we aim too low and reach it." - Michelangelo

Sanjee Seneviratne - South Seattle USA
Sanjee Seneviratne

South Seattle USA

Goal-To be a role model through strength & independence while continuing a career advocating international human rights. Interests-Traveling, dancing & time w/my family. "It is very important to generate a good attitude & heart. From this, happiness in short & long term for yourself & others will come." -Dalai Lama

Sara Desautel - South Spokane USA
Sara Desautel

South Spokane USA

My goal is to lead, positively influence, advise, mentor and inspire others, especially young women, to live their best lives. I'm passionate about my career as a professional consultant and communicator. My family and friends are everything to me and my interests include volunteering, traveling, writing, shopping, and baking.

Scherezad Yusef - South Vancouver USA
Scherezad Yusef

South Vancouver USA

I"m a lifelong Girl Scout, a Mechanical Engineering major & I support Obama. I love physics, baking, running, swimming & camping but I can't sing to save my life. I believe strongly in helping others less fortunate. My family is from India and when I visited, it drastically affected my perspective on life. "Change your thoughts and you change your world." - Norman Vincent Peale

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