Eligible contestants are ages 0-14, identify as female, and have traveled along Pioneer Way in the last year
Miss Pioneer Way - Elizabeth Hauter
Junior Miss Pioneer Way - Hailey Jamie
Junior Princess - Hailey Wagner
Young Miss Pioneer Way - Ariella Miguel
Young Princess - Torrin Whitacre
Little Miss Pioneer Way - Avery Whitacre
Little Princess - Mila Crossley
Mini Miss Pioneer Way - Molly Boon
Mini Princess - Lydia Chastain
Tiny Miss Pioneer Way - Millie Kindred
Tiny Princess - Peightyn Bovee
Baby Miss Pioneer Way - Teagan Rae Graves
Baby Princess Gianna Tart
The Miss Pioneer Way Pageant is a one-day, all-natural (no makeup) event for those ages 0-14 who identify as female. It is sponsored by Miss Oak Harbor, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, and hosted by the 2021 Miss Oak Harbor Royalty.
Contestants must identify as female and be age 0-14 on June 27, 2021. They must have spent time on Pioneer Way within the last year, and they need to be available for the 4th of July parade should they be crowned Queen (ages 5 and up only).
There are seven age divisions, each with their own pageant within the overall pageant:
Baby Miss Pioneer Way, ages 0-2 Check-in: 9:30am Pageant: 10:00-10:30am
Tiny Miss Pioneer Way, ages 3-4 Check-in: 10:00am Pageant: 10:45-11:15am
Mini Miss Pioneer Way, ages 5-6 Check-in: 10:45am Pageant: 11:30-12:15pm
Little Miss Pioneer Way, ages 7-8 Check-in: 12:15pm Pageant: 1:00-1:45pm
Young Miss Pioneer Way, ages 9-10 Check-in: 1:15pm Pageant: 2:00-2:45pm
Junior Miss Pioneer Way, ages 11-12 Check-in: 2:15pm Pageant: 3:00-3:45pm
Miss Pioneer Way, ages 13-14 Check-in: 3:15pm Pageant: 4:00-4:45pm
Yes, contestants must pre-register to participate. The deadline is June 18. Registration forms can be found on the PAGEANTS tab at MissOakHarbor.com. There is a $30 registration fee.
Contestants should arrive no later than the check-in time designated for their age group.
Beginning promptly at the check-in time for each division, contestants will learn a short dance to You’re a Grand Old Flag and will receive coaching in how to walk and present on stage and how to introduce themselves with the microphone.
There are pageants all day long… come early to watch the pageants before your favorite contestant’s, and stay afterwards to watch the ones following. If parents or guardians can’t stay the whole day, we ask that they remain on the premises while their contestant(s) are in our care.
Contestants perform the dance, walk the stage and present to the audience, and introduce themselves. Emcees ask each contestant an impromptu question. They are scored by a panel of judges, then the top two are crowned Queen and Princess.
Contestants are asked to wear something in patriotic colors.
Each contestant will receive a certificate of participation along with a Miss Pioneer Way goodie bag.
The top two in each division will be named Queen and Princess and will receive a crown and sash.
Immediately following each pageant, contestants will be photographed as a group, and individual pictures will be taken of the Queen and Princess. A press release will be sent to the Whidbey News Times and Whidbey Weekly, detailing the events of the day and recognizing participants and winners. All Queens ages 5 and up will ride on the float with the 2021 Miss Oak Harbor Royalty in the 4th of July parade (detailed instructions will be emailed in the days following the pageant). Miss Pioneer Way Royalty may also be contacted throughout their reign with additional opportunities for public appearances, such as during National Night Out and the 2022 Miss Oak Harbor Scholarship Pageant.
The Miss Pioneer Way Pageant is a fundraiser hosted by the Miss Oak Harbor Royalty. All net proceeds from the pageant, along with any donations received, will be donated to the 2021 Miss Oak Harbor Royalty’s service project, North Whidbey Hearts & Hammers.
Each Miss Oak Harbor Royal Court chooses an organization to adopt as their service project. The 2021 service project is North Whidbey Hearts & Hammers, a local nonprofit that brings together a community of local volunteers to help repair and rehabilitate homes of those who are physically or financially unable to do the work themselves.
For additional questions, visit MissOakHarbor.com, email MissOakHarbor@yahoo.com, or call 360-929-2097.
2021 Miss Oak Harbor: Annie Salinger
1st Princess: EJ Boilek
2nd Princess: Chelsea Lonborg
2021 Teen Miss Oak Harbor: Naomi Crawford
Teen 1st Princess: Thinalyn Ramier
Teen 2nd Princess: Payton Syring
President | Pageant Director: River Powers
Vice President | Visibility: Mara Powers
Secretary | Royalty Director: Kristin Griffith
Treasurer: Kate Hauter
Operations Director: Cheryl Grehan
Event Coordinator: Mollie Brodt
Sponsorship Director: Maria McGee
Member at Large: Abbie Martin
Miss Oak Harbor is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization – FEIN 85-1091323. Your donations are tax-deductible.
For lots of information about the Miss Oak Harbor Scholarship Pageant and the Miss Pioneer Way Pageant, visit MissOakHarbor.com. You can also find us on Facebook @missoakharbor and on Instagram @Miss_Oak_Harbor.
The Miss Oak Harbor Scholarship Pageant takes place in the spring and is open to 9th- through 12th-graders who identify as female and who live within Oak Harbor School District or attend a school within the district.
The pageant is a unique 6-week program that focuses on personal and professional growth through the development of leadership, communication, and marketability.
Our goal is for all participants to gain confidence, self-esteem, and a sense of accomplishment that will enable them to serve as role models for the youth of their community.
Contestants develop lasting friendships while competing to win thousands of dollars in scholarships and awards.
Sensitive to the coronavirus pandemic, the Board of Directors decided to re-launch the Miss Oak Harbor Scholarship Pageant (after a 3-year hiatus) as a virtual event for 2021, on March 13.
Pageant work and scoring took place through Zoom and other electronic means. In-person activities were conducted while adhering to all Covid restrictions.
Pageant night was live-streamed for family and friends to enjoy from the comfort and safety of their homes.
While some pieces of the pageant were changed to accomodate the virtual format, the 2021 pageant offered some new and exciting opportunities for contestants.
The Miss Pioneer Way Pageant is a 1-day event that takes place in June and has a patriotic theme. It is open to those ages 0-14 who identify as female and who have traveled along Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor in the last year.
This is an all-natural pageant; no make-up is allowed.
The reigning Miss Oak Harbor Royalty organize and run the Miss Pioneer Way Pageant as a fundraiser for their service project. They teach the contestants a little dance and coach them in walks, turns, and stage presence.
Age-group winners ages 5 and up ride with the Miss Oak Harbor Royalty in the 4th of July parade.