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2024 Miss Washington Teen USA Contestants

Abigail Thompson

Abigail Thompson

STEVENS COUNTY

Abigail, 17, is currently a student at Penn Foster Online College. She aims to graduate with her AA in business management and pursue a cosmetology license through Paul Mitchell. She maintained a 4.0 GPA while participating in three sports, multiple clubs, ASB leadership, personal hobbies, and two entrepreneurial ventures. She has a part-time job and many interests to keep her busy. Abigail enjoys volunteering at assisted living facilities and serving her church community.

Angelique Dela Cruz

Angelique Dela Cruz

PUGET SOUND

A singer, dancer, model & recent dual-enrollment graduate, Angelique always makes time to contribute to her community. Being a first-generation Filipino-American sparked her passion for assisting students from low-income families through resource accessibility, partnering with the WeAssistU Foundation and other local nonprofits. She also packed and distributed thousands of PPE/care kits throughout the pandemic. Her dream of becoming a Biomedical Engineer is starting this year, as a Washington State University Cougar majoring in bioengineering!

Ava Lontine

Ava Lontine

WHATCOM COUNTY

Ava is a senior at Sehome High School where she is a member of the National Honor Society, is enrolled in multiple Advanced Placement classes, is a student mentor and won the award of All Conference Athletes for varsity soccer. Throughout her platform of Foster Children with Care and Dignity, Ava actively volunteers within her community. Ava’s strong work ethic and determination will help her achieve her future aspirations of being a pediatric dentist.

Hannah Lauritzen

Hannah Lauritzen

PIERCE COUNTY

Hannah is a 15-year-old high school freshman attending Washington Connections Academy. She has been a competitive dancer for 8 years, a singer, and the leader/founder of a Kpop Dance group, Krown Dance Crew. Hannah is a kpop cover artist and posts vocal and dance covers on her Instagram. Hannah loves working in her community, she has hosted book drives/giveaways, community engagement events, and a Kpop showcase/fundraiser for underprivileged families.

Kendall Beasley

Kendall Beasley

TRI CITIES

Kendall is a 17-year-old senior at Southridge High School. Her love for sports has developed after ten years as a competitive cheerleader. She cheers for Impact Elite on an undefeated Coed Level 4 team. She plans to major in Sports Broadcasting and follow her dream of being a reporter in the NFL. Personal struggles with mental health have developed her passion for helping to normalize teen mental health and the struggles that teens face today.

Neomie Kihara

Neomie Kihara

REDMOND

Neomie is a friendly and outgoing person who loves to try new things and explore different places. She is a bit of a foodie and enjoys trying new cuisines and recipes. She’s very creative and enjoy expressing herself through art, music, and other forms of media. She has a great sense of humor and always know how to make her friends and family laugh. She’s a caring person who always puts others first.

Payton Burkett

Payton Burkett

YAKIMA COUNTY

Payton, 18, is from Selah. She is a captain of her varsity cheer team, receiving the CWAC sportsmanship award, while maintaining honor roll status and a consistent GPA. At 15, she started coaching gymnastics for young children. Recently, she founded “Mindful Smoothies,” a fundraiser for mental health research. Payton aims to pursue nursing, focusing on labor and delivery. Her dedication to helping others and advocating for mental wellness shows her drive toward positivity impacting healthcare.

Virgo Fields

Virgo Fields

CENTRAL DISTRICT

Virgo Fields, 15, plans to be an attorney and future president. She participates in choir, sports & leadership. Since third grade she has volunteered feeding the homeless. Virgo recently worked as a youth curator at the African American Museum where she created a video about Black Icons of the Pacific Northwest through KCTS channel 9. Currently, Virgo is spearheading creating a blog and a podcast to support suicide and mental health in children and youth.