March 30, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – Thirty-nine young women from East County entered the Miss La Mesa and Miss Santee Pageant,s which crowned winners on March 5th. The programs have been a tradition in the cities since the late 1950’s. Mayors Art Madrid and Randy Voepel presented Miss La Mesa 2010 Erynne Grecco, Miss La Mesa Teen 2010 Danamarie McNicholl-Carter, Miss Santee 2010 Kimberly Swank and Miss Santee Teen 2010 Taylor Shelton.
Contestants were scored on personal interview, speech, poise and personality, sportswear, evening gown and an on stage question. The winners will advance to the Miss Greater San Diego Pageant, the official preliminary to Miss California USA and Miss USA.
The results for the City of La Mesa were as follows:
Miss La Mesa 2010, Erynne Grecco Miss La Mesa Teen 2010, Danamarie McNicholl-Carter
1st Runner up, Briana Gomez 1st Runner Up, Katie Yale
2nd Runner up, Jamie Marliere 2nd Runner Up, Susanna Wiggins
Miss Congeniality, Kambra Potter Miss Congeniality, Danamarie McNicholl-Carter
Miss Photogenic, Erynne Grecco Miss Photogenic, Katie Yale
Speech Award, Kambra Potter Speech Award, Sheri Robertson
Interview Award, Erynne Grecco Interview Award, Danamarie McNicholl-Carter
Essay Award, Erynne Grecco Essay Award, Morgan Holliman
The results for the City of Santee were as follows:
Miss Santee 2010, Kimberly Swank Miss Santee Teen 2010, Taylor Shelton
1st Runner up, Jenee Musson 1st Runner Up, Maria Maes
2nd Runner Up, Victoria Heyne 2nd Runner Up, Jennifer Ehlke
3rdRunner Up, Rebecca Hudson 3rdRunner Up, Jessica Faust
4th Runner Up, Laura Fowler 4th Runner Up, Hannah Mueller
Miss Congeniality, April Streeter Miss Congeniality, Maria Maes
Miss Photogenic, Kimberly Swank Miss Photogenic, Hannah Mueller
Speech Award, Jenee Musson Speech Award, Taylor Shelton
Essay Award, Rebecca Hudson Essay Award, Hannah Mueller
Interview Award, Kimberly Swank Interview Award, Taylor Shelton
Erynne Grecco, Miss La Mesa 2010 is 21-years-old and a sophomore at Grossmont College. She hopes to become an elementary school teacher on child psychologist. She enjoys singing, musical theater and the guitar. She will receive a $750.00 scholarship.
Danamarie McNicholl-Carter, Miss La Mesa Teen 2010 is 15-years-old and attends the Academy of Our Lady of Peace. She hopes to become a pediatrician. Danamarie plays the piano and is passionate about dance. She will receive a $350.00 scholarship.
Kimberly Swank, Miss Santee 2010 is 20-years-old and attends Grossmont College. Kimberly aspires to become a news anchor and enjoys organizing charitable events and putting care packages together for the troops. She will receive an $850.00 scholarship.
Taylor Shelton, Miss Santee Teen 2010 is a 16-year-old junior at Santana High School. She currently coaches soccer and would like to become an early elementary school teacher. Taylor enjoys competitive cheer and will receive a $350.00 scholarship.