Veronica Quintero crowned 62nd Miss Seafair?
Aug 8, 2011 by Sea Beez
The Scholarship Program for Women is one of Seattle’s most time honored traditions and tonight the pageantry continued as Veronica Quintero was named Miss Seafair 2011. The program, designed to give young women the opportunity to celebrate the diversity of the Puget Sound region and enrich their lives through education, philanthropy and community involvement, included eleven participants this year.
Miss Seafair – Veronica Quintero, Hispanic
1st Runner Up – Angelica Soriano Casimiro,
Filipino Community of Seattle
2nd Runner Up – Veronica Pupava, West
To become Miss Seafair, young women are judged on academic accomplishments, public speaking, interview skills and creative expression.
Seafair awarded over $20,000 in scholarships as part of the program. Many of the scholarships were announced on Tuesday at the Princess Banquet produced by the Seattle Commodores, with the remaining given out tonight. Miss Seafair will make more than 100 appearances over the course of the year.
About Veronica Quintero
Quintero is in her junior year at University of Washington where she is double majoring in Communications and Spanish. She is enrolled in the U.W. Honors Program and is both a Gates Millennium Scholar and a Husky Promise Scholar. Veronica has participated in two study aboard symposiums:
Tahiti–Minority Affairs Exploration (2010) and India–Business Leadership Exploration (2011). Upon graduating, she is planning to get her masters degree and then pursue a career in broadcast journalism.
Veronica is a cancer survivor and just recently celebrated her 11th healthy and cancer-free year. Her experience with the illness prompted her to found her own service platform, Veronica’s Challenge: 11 Years of Hope. Each year, she
completes a different service project celebrating the triumphs of the cancer community. In addition to her own project, Veronica volunteers on a regular basis at Ronald McDonald House and Northgate Elementary School.
The Hispanic Seafair festival started in 1980. The first Miss Hispanic Seafair to compete for the title of Miss Seafair was Odette Be de Pena in 1982. Veronica Quintero is the first representative from Hispanic Seafair to capture the title of Miss Seafair. Veronica Quintero is the daughter of Victor and Susana Quintero, residents of Mattawa in Eastern Washington.
Seafair is Seattle’s premier summertime festival, and favorite holiday! From the milk carton derby, to the torchlight run and parade, the hydroplane races to the air show and beyond, Seafair encompasses over 75 events during a six-week span. The festival has become a hometown jewel that reaches nearly two million people. Seafair is an independent, non-profit organization that connects and celebrates the community spirit of Greater Seattle. For more information, please visit www.seafair.com. http://www.seafair.com.★> ★
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