Miss Butte County Scholarship Competition

The Miss Butte County Scholarship Competition provides an opportunity to enhance your personal development in the areas of poise, self-confidence, communication skills, and good sportsmanship. All contestants can enjoy participating in the event and receive a memento of the competition. It will be a memorable learning experience for those who challenge themselves by being a participant. The competition is not a beauty contest, but rather a program that fosters community service and personal development through the various areas of competition.

The program began around 1960 with the Golden Feather Girl. About 1966, the program name was changed to Miss Butte County. The program experienced many changes as society always does. During the 1990's the infamous "bathing suit" competition was removed as a phase of competition in hopes to change the façade of a "Beauty Pageant."

In 2004, the Butte County Fair Board voted to change the name of the program to mirror the California State program to "Miss Butte County Scholarship Competition."

The Miss Butte County Scholarship Competition consists of the following programs:

  • Miss Butte County Ages 17-20
  • Miss Teen Butte County Ages 13-16
  • Missette Butte County Ages 9-12

Each contestant is judged on personality in their interview, personal introductions (speech), talent and impromptu question. The Miss Teen and Miss divisions also have a community service requirement.

These young ladies who are selected to represent our great county of Butte as a titleholder, they have one year to wear their crown and experience personal growth like none other. During their reign as a Queen, 1st Runner-Up, or Congeniality, they have the opportunity to participate in community service activities while promoting the Program and the Butte County Fair. During these events, they will learn what it means to get their hands dirty, meet new people and grow into a more well-rounded individual.

The crown opens doors that would not be opened for them otherwise.

2018 Miss Butte County Pageant Winners

Kirsten Baker:
Miss Butte County

Megan Oliver:
1st Runner Up

Mallory Lavy:
2nd Runner Up

Hannah Norton:
Miss Teen

Lauren Kelly:
1st Runner Up

Sierra Santos:
2nd Runner Up

Allie Little:
Missette

Addison Andes:
1st Runner Up

Adeline Scott:
2nd Runner Up

2018 Miss Butte County Scholarship Competition

Miss #1
Kirsten Grace–Baker
Age: 17
Parents: Karla Baker
About:
Lives in Paradise and is a senior at Paradise High School. Her Future goals is to attend a private Christian university to major in either medicine or education and minor in Spanish.

Miss #2
Julissa Espinoza
Age: 17
About:
Lives in Gridley and is a senior at Gridley High School. Her Future goals is to attend Chico State University to obtain a bachelors degree in nursing and then become a general surgeon.

Miss #3
Megan Oliver
Age: 17
Parents: Betsy Oliver
About:
Lives in Oroville and is a junior at Mercy Catholic High School. Her Future goals is to attend Stanford University for pre-med requirements and receive her Undergraduate Degree in humanities and Science. She would like to future her education to become a Pediatric Oncologist.

Miss #4
Mark and Meridith Lavy
Age: 17
Parents: Betsy Oliver
About:
Lives in Biggs and is a senior at CORE Butte Charter School. Her future goals is to attend Butte Community College and then further her education at Colorado School of Trades: Gunsmith School in Lakewood, Colorado. Once done with school she plans on opening a shop back in her home town.

Teen #1
Siera Santos
Age:15
Parents: Vicki Santos
Hobbies/Interests:
Lives in Gridley and attends Live Oak High School as a freshman. Her future goals is to continue with community service in hopes to earn the Lifetime Presidential Volunteer Service award and she plans to attend college to become a Registered nurse.

Teen #2
Celeste Garcia
Age: 14
Parents: Jamie Risenhoover
Hobbies/Interests: Lives in Gridley and attends New Life Christian School as a 7th grader. Her Hobbies Include, Painting, Dancing, Basketball, Soccer, Spending time with family and friends and Youth Group.

Teen #3
Hannah Norton
Age: 16
Parents: Kellie Norton
Hobbies/Interests:
Lives in Gridley and attends Gridley High School as sophomore. Her Hobbies include: Community service, ASB, spending time with family and friends, Cheerleading, Dancing, Visiting the elderly at Orchard Hospital, Coaching Cheerleading, Babysitting and Attending Relay for Life.

Teen #4
Savannah Arcangeli
Age: 15
Parents: Mary Arcangeli
Hobbies/Interests:
Lives in Berry Creek and attends Las Plumas High School as a freshman. Her Hobbies include: spending time with family and friends, Cooking and Baking, Theater, singing, FFA, being involved in school activities, youth group and public speaking.

Teen #5
Lauren Kelly
Age: 16
Parents: Sarah Kelly
Hobbies/Interests:
Lives in Gridley and attends Gridley High School as a freshman. Her Hobbies include: spending time with family and friends, community service, Rugby, Basketball, swimming, FFA, and singing.

Teen #6
Mikenna Lavy
Age: 15
Parents: Mark and Meridith Lavy
Hobbies/Interests:
Lives in Biggs and attends CORE Butte Charter School. Her Hobbies include: horseback riding drawing, throwing knives, reading, writing and playing the Piano.

Teen #7
Sierra Swinney
Age: 14
Parents: Bruce and Kimberly Swinneyy
Hobbies/Interests:
Lives in Gridley and attends Gridley High School. Her hobbies include: spending time with family and friends, boating, swimming, FFA Crop Judging and community service.

Missette #1
Reagan Witt
Age: 9
Parents: Charity Holliman
Hobbies/Interests:
Lives in Gridley and attends Wilson Elementary School. Her hobbies include: spending time with family and friends, traveling, going to the lake, dancing, acrobatics, reading, creative arts, DIY, slime and being an active member with school and community activities.

Missette #2
Ariel Lancaster
Age: 12
Parents: Billy and Jennifer Lancaster
Hobbies/Interests:
Lives in Oroville and attends Central Middle School. Her hobbies include: art and crafts, volunteering at the Butte County after School Program at Ophir School, working on her family’s Ranch, raising Registered Black Angus Cattle and promoting the Beef industry as the 2018 Butte County Beef Ambassador.

Missette #3
Adeline Scott
Age: 12
Parents: John and Kris Scott
Hobbies/Interests:
Lives in Oroville and attends Richvale Elementary School. Her hobbies include spending time with family and friends, dancing, cheerleading, playing the piano, 4-H, raising show hogs, lambs and steers, community service and inspirational public speaking.

Missette #4
Allie Little
Age: 11
Parents: Morgan and Amie Little
Hobbies/Interests:
Lives in Gridley and attends Biggs Elementary School. Her hobbies include: dancing, softball, basketball, musically videos, riding her bike, rollerblading, swimming, making slime and spending time with family and friends.

Missette #5
Madison Garcia
Age: 11
Parents: Stephanie Garcia
Hobbies/Interests:
Lives in Biggs and attends Richvale Elementary School. Her hobbies include: spending time with her family and friends, dancing, softball and raising 4-H market hogs.

Missette #6
Aricka Hickman
Age: 11
Parents: Alysa Hickman
Hobbies/Interests:
Lives in Bangor and attends Bangor School. Her hobbies include: community service, spending time with family and friends, helping her teachers at school, Baton, Theater, sewing and taking care of her many animals.

Missette #7
Addison Andes
Age: 9
Parents: Lance and Tiffany Andes
Hobbies/Interests:
Lives in Biggs and attends Wilson Elementary School. Her hobbies include: spending time with family and friends, dancing, traveling, swimming, softball, water sports, playing with her dog “Harley” and horseback riding.