Soderlund Crowned Alaska Junior
March 24, 2008
Ketchikan, Alaska - The Alaska Junior Miss for 2008 is Johanna
Soderlund of Fairbanks. Soderlund won the pageant held Saturday
at Ketchikan High School. This was the first year the annual
pageant was held in Ketchikan.
Johanna Soderlund (in
purple) surrounded by Stacy Chiu, Kezia Mandregan, Katie Connor,
Billie Rae Parrish, Mara Burley, Melissa Rawson and Caitlyn Lewis.
Photograph by Krystle Gomez
Caitlyn Lewis of Ketchikan was first runner-up.
The ten high school students
participating in the pageant were Johanna Soderlund, Stacy
Chiu, Kezia Mandregan, Katie Connor, Billie Rae Parrish, Mara
Burley, Melissa Rawson and Caitlyn Lewis. Participants were eligible
for cash scholarships and scholarships from approximately 200
The annual pageant has been
hosted by Soldotna for the past 40 years. Ketchikan's Aimee McClory
was last year's Alaska Junior Miss. This year, her father, Bob
McClory, was the 2008 Alaska Junior Miss coordinator.
Photographs by Krystle Gomez
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