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Lake Stevens Representative Haley Downey is vying for the title of Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen


May 21, 2013

Haley Downey, of Lake Stevens, will be among twenty-five of the state’s most talented, bright and beautiful young women, ages 13 to 17, in Burien, Washington to compete in the Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen (MWOTeen) competition, the “little sister” to Miss Washington and Miss America. The competition will take place May 24-26, 2013 at the Highline Performing Arts Center.

Promoting scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement for Washington’s teens, the MWOTeen contestants will be judged on personal interview, talent, evening wear and on-stage question, academic achievement and lifestyle and fitness in active wear.

Downey, a sophomore at Lake Stevens High School, is active in Wildlife Conservation and Rehabilitation. She has been volunteering at Sarvey Wildlife Center in Arlington for over two and a half years. She is promoting this cause as her platform issue. Downey, will be performing her harp solo version of Baroque Flamenco, for the talent portion of the MWOTeen competition.

The contestants will be in Burien from Friday, May 24 through Sunday, May 26 for rehearsals and activities surrounding the pageant. The first preliminary competition will be Saturday, May 25 at Highline starting at 7 p.m. and the final night will be on Sunday, May 26 at 7 p.m.

Information about the Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen competition can be found at


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