Andjela, 14, is the TSA President and ASB Council Member at her school. She’s an athlete, a piano/flute player, a dancer, a multilingual speaker, and a vivid traveler who enjoys learning about other cultures. As a two-time winner in STEM-Animation/Web-Design competition at TSA Washington, through Leadership Council work at Girls Inc.PNW, Andjela’s empowering girls with knowledge and confidence in STEM. She strongly believes in the positive difference youth can make to our world through STEM.
Even as an avid student leader, competitive dance team captain, accomplished singer, and dual-credit high schooler, Angelique always makes time to contribute to her community. She has packed and distributed thousands of PPE care kits throughout the pandemic. Angelique also has a love for science and was invited to the National Student Leadership Conference of biotechnology at the University of California, Berkeley. She will soon be graduating high school and simultaneously obtaining her Associate of Biology.
Ava Mishra is an aspiring actress and currently a sophomore at Interlake High School where she is a part of the Varsity Cheer Team and Theatre Program. She has attended courses at New York Film Academy and modeled at North American Fashion Week. As a second-generation Indian woman who faces many mental health struggles, Ava hopes to use her platform to share her story and eliminate the stigma around mental health in her community.
Calli, 17, is a senior at WF West High School. She plans on studying Forensic Science after graduating from high school. Calli is active in her community and school leadership as an elected ASB Officer. She is a member of the National Honor Society and key club. Calli feels passionate about bringing the message of mental health awareness to elementary age children before they are in crisis rather than afterwards, offering them resources and help.
Daniela is a junior at Columbia River High School and a member of National Society of High School Scholars, currently on track to graduate with an International Baccalaureate Diploma. As a former competitive dancer, she enjoys jazz and is also an avid volleyball player. Daniela is passionate about developing confidence through performances and public speaking. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in nutrition sciences to help others improve their own confidence and health.
Ella Roehr is a presidential scholar at Grand Canyon University, where she studies hospitality and hopes to one day own her own hotel. Ella struggled with a rare disease called MALS, which inspired her to found a MALS research project with the University of Washington in which she has raised over $150,000. Her goal is to give others hope that no matter what they are going through things can and will get better.
Grace is a 15-year-old high school sophomore who attends Camas High School. She is an active volunteer in her community and soon wishes to travel for more volunteering opportunities. Grace dreams of pursuing a career in law enforcement as well as spreading more awareness for Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome as her mom has been diagnosed and there is no known cure. Grace hopes to make a positive impact on Washington’s youth.
Jessica, Filipino-American attending Seattle University Nursing-program, inspired to become a Nurse Practitioner and advocate for healthcare-equality. Professionally trained in opera since 9-years-old, Jessica performs at local events, fundraisers, UW, and SU sports. Loves participating in charity fashion-shows supporting many local multicultural communities. Actively volunteers for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, during Covid her team raised $6,415. She created a clothing-drive for Ukrainian refugees and hopes to empower teens using their passions to create meaningful change.
Lakayzia is a 16-year-old junior in high school. Lakayzia wants to go to college for sports broadcasting journalism and work at ESPN while also being an actress and model. Lakayzia is passionate about women’s rights and hopes to one day open a homeless shelter in Washington, which provides jobs and other needs. Lakayzia loves to spend time with her family and friends. She’s an animal lover. Lakayzia wants to treat others with kindness.
Lauren Morris is a senior at Woodinville High School where she is actively involved in ASB, National Honors Society, soccer, tennis, and over 10 clubs. Lauren supports equity needs by fostering a positive and inclusive environment everywhere she goes. She’s a proud recipient of the PB Dorothy Johnson Humanitarian Award. Lauren draws inspiration from her faith and has a deep commitment for serving others in need with over 200 hours of community service each year.
Mackenzie attends South Bend High School where she is a member of the Varsity Cheer, Volleyball, Basketball, and Track Teams. Mackenzie is a member of the National Honor Society and is the Social Media Manager for Key Club. Mackenzie’s platform, “Girls with Game”, focuses on the importance of physical and mental health through encouraging girls to get involved in sports, clubs, and the arts. Mackenzie’s future career aspirations are to become a sports physical therapist.
Nakiya wants to bring awareness to mental health. During Covid, Nakiya’s depression and anxiety had gotten worse yet she did not let that stop her from helping other people. Nakiya has a big heart and always wants to help people who need it. Nakiya constantly wants to open her heart and her arms to anybody in need which is why she knows whatever she does in life she wants to create a loving environment.
Rylee, 17, has lived in Seattle her whole life. She’s a senior at West Seattle high school. She plays tennis and enjoys playing and listening to music. Rylee takes a French language class at school and hopes to one day spend time in Paris. In her free time she enjoys reading mystery novels and painting. Rylee cares deeply about the environment and she tries everyday to create less waste than the day before
Summer is what you can describe as 2023 elle woods. She uses her voice to not just speak but to create. She has created a mindfulness based curriculum that has helped combat children’s learning and behavioral disabilities while volunteering at All Star Academy Charter School. She calls it “Teach Peace.” When she is off duty as a certified mindfulness teacher she loves shopping for the latest trends, creating art, and singing.
Victoria, 15, is a sophomore at Foster High School. Victoria is a member of her school’s Tennis Team, Volleyball Team, and her school’s student led Key Club. After graduating high school her career aspiration includes becoming a dermatologist. She was voted as the most inspirational on her volleyball team freshman year. Victoria plans to use her knowledge to inspire the younger girls in her generation. She’s dedicated and strives through challenges with a bright smile.
Virgo Fields, 14, a natural leader, aspires to be an engineer, attorney, marine biologist, and president. She participates in choir, sports and plays four instruments. She has volunteered since the third grade feeding the homeless, and recently planted a garden for families in need. Virgo won the Nintendo IPitch through iUrban Teen, creating a mentorship game advocating mental health in youth. As Miss Washington Teen USA she strives to make awareness of climate change.