Send Miss High Desert's Outstanding Teen, Channing, to STATE
Organized by: Dahniel Ferris
Channing has been competing in the Miss America scholarship pageants since November 2012. She served a year as Miss City of Sunshine's Outstanding Teen 2013, then she came in 1st Runner-up at Miss Oregon, and she was just crowned Miss High Desert's Outstanding Teen 2014!
We love the Miss America system because the highest point values are for Talent and Interview. Channing excels at both, and I am especially in awe of her Talent. She has been composing and performing original piano pieces since she was 7 years old. The two songs she has written for her competitions are beyond beautiful...as is she.
The pageants have helped her confidence, poise and grace. Her personal platform of Promoting Healthy Body Image/Eating Disorder Awareness has brought her a lot of satisfaction. She has gone in to elementary schools and talked to kids about having a healthy body and a healthy body image, which is such a huge issue in our society.
As you may have guessed, this "hobby" has not come cheaply. We have been blessed to have a lot of support along the way, but the fees, travel expenses (gas, food on the road, lodging), required competition clothing, and various small items, really add up. Thank you so much in advance for anything you can do to help! We are blessed to have amazing family and friends! If you prefer to mail a check, our address is: 63314 Lavacrest Street, Bend, Oregon, 97701
**Thank you to Steffany Cooley Photography for the amazing picture!!!