Twelve semi-finalists will compete in the 2007 Miss Napa County Scholarship Program Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Napa Valley Opera House. The program is a preliminary to the Miss California and Miss America competitions.
At last year’s program, $26,555 in scholarship money was awarded; Napa was second in the state in scholarship and second in the nation. The committee hopes that this year through the kindness of this community the program will continue to grow.
Miss Napa County 2006, Maggie Stewart, continues to further her education at Napa Valley College with her scholarship, and then will move on to finish more advanced courses in her education.
Tickets are $18. They are on sale through Napa Valley Opera House Box Office at 226-7372. The semi-finalists are
• Mayra Perez, 21, daughter of Guillermo and Macario Perez, is a student at UC Davis. For her talent portion of the program, she will perform a native folkloric dance to “La Morena.” Her platform is “We All Deserve It: Better Access to Health Care.”
• Tiffany Flossman, 17, the daughter of Kathy and Keith Flossman, is a senior at Vintage High School. She has chosen “I Could Have Danced All Night” from “My Fair Lady.” Her platform is “Safe Learning — Putting a Stop to Violence in Schools.”
• Devyn Wagner 18, graduated from Vintage High School and is a student at Sonoma State University. She is the daughter of Cathy and Mike Wagner. A student of piano, she has chosen to perform Scott Joplin’s ragtime piece “The Entertainer.” Her platform is “Ending Social Isolation: Best Buddies.”
• Sarah Rutan attends San Jose State University and is the daughter of Ana and George Gong. Sarah loves Off-Broadway and has chosen “QVC” from the Off-Broadway sensation “Shopping.” Her platform is “No Butts About it! An Anti-Smoking Campaign.”
• Kayla Goldberg, 19, the daughter of Steve and Janice Goldberg, attends Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise at the Los Angeles campus. She has chosen for her platform “Teens Start Thinking … Stop Drinking.” Talented in many areas, she will demonstrate Tae Kwon Do.
• Kaitlin Underwood is the daughter of Debbie and Larry Underwood and is a 17-year-old senior at Napa High. She has chosen “Promoting Social Awareness, Encouraging Community Service” as her platform. Her talent is traditional gypsy belly dance to “Leysh Nat’ Arak.”
• Alma Tenorio, 18, is the daughter of Mario and Josefina Tenorio. She attends Napa Valley College. Her platform is “A Life Without Hurt or Fear: Promoting Awareness and Support for our Abused Women.” Her talent is violin. She will play Vivaldi’s Concerto in A Minor.
• Jordan Joske, 17, is the daughter of Raymond and Theresa Joske. She attends Justin-Siena High School. Her talent for the evening is an a capella performance of a pop vocal, “Angel” by Sarah McLaughlin. Her platform is “Infectious Ignorance: Improving Sexuality Education.”
• Lindsay Becker, 20, is a student at Napa Valley College and a graduate of Fairfield High School. She is the daughter of Mark and Connie Becker. Her talent is tap and she will dance to “Candyman.” Her platform is “Batting 1,000 in the Fight Against Cancer: Prevention, Awareness and Funding.”
• A student at Santa Rosa Junior College, Amanda Luippold is 18 and is the daughter of Audrey and Michael Luippold. She will be performing a jazz/lyrical dance to “Dream On” by Aerosmith. Her platform is “Supporting Peer Support.”
• Lorien Clark, 17, is the daughter of Elizabeth and Dave Clark and attends Vintage High School, where she is a graduating senior. Her platform is “Healthy Children — Happy Lives.” She has chosen to perform a monologue from “Aladdin” as her talent.
• The final candidate is 20-year-old Christina Frost, a graduate of Napa High and the daughter of Charisse and Tom Frost. She has chosen for her talent a hip hop dance to “Crash Course.” Her platform is “Off the Streets and Into the Arts.”
The phases of competition include a private interview before a panel of judges (25 percent), on-stage judging in artistic expression in talent (35 percent), presence and poise — evening wear (20 percent), lifestyle and fitness — swimsuit (15 percent) and on-stage question (5 percent).