Oceanside Lions crown scholarship pageant winners

Maggie Islas has been crowned Miss Oceanside in the 2017 Miss Oceanside Scholarship Pageant, sponsored by the Oceanside Sea Lions and held April 1 at the James Truax Performing Arts Center.

Joining Islas in the winner’s circle were Miss Princesses Ilona Malinovska, Sarah Holloway, and Kristalina Banuelos.

Lauren Bell was crowned Miss Teen Oceanside, with Kassidy Betz, Kyanna Knutson and Haley Cook as Teen Princesses.

The master of ceremonies was Don Reedy and entertainment was provided by Debbie Nicastro. Judges were MD4L6 District Governor (and former San Diego County Supervisor) Dave Roberts, Oceanside Firefighters Association president Captain David Overton, Vista City Council Member Amanda Rigby, David DaCosta, Joseph L Joseph, Ardis Zander, Lisa Deguzman, Marla Bingham, Sherrie Ratta, and Christine Atieno.

The competition wss judged on a personal interview, poise and presentation, with winners serving as goodwill ambassadors for the city of Oceanside and appearing at civic events.

Proceeds from the pageant go to scholarships and Lions charities.

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