Salmon crowned California Princess |

Salmon crowned California Princess

Bailee Salmon was crowned National American Miss California Princess during a recent pageant in Santa Clara.

Bailee Salmon, 6, was crowned National American Miss California Princess at the state pageant in Santa Clara. The daughter of Mark and Amber Salmon of South Lake, Bailee is a second-grader at the Lake Tahoe Magnet School. Her focus in the pageant was environment and in the future she wants to work for the U.S. Forest Service.

She received her official state crown, banner and trophy, plus a $1,000 cash award as well as The Ambassador Award, Spirit of America and Portfolio Awards. She will also receive her transportation costs to the national pageant to take place in November in Anaheim, and a special day for two in Disneyland.

Bailee is involved in many activities, including dancing, ice skating, snowboarding, soccer and reading.

Her sponsors for the pageant were her mother, father and family as well as Meek’s Lumber, G&S Construction, TW Construction, Caro Construction, Travis Chatwin (Dickson Realty), Roman Kreminski and Burkett Construction.

The National American Miss Pageants are dedicated to celebrating America’s greatness and encouraging future leaders. Each year the pageant awards thousands in scholarships and prizes to recognize and assist the development of young women nationwide. All activities are age-appropriate and family-oriented. Pageants are held in each state for girls 4 to 18 years old in five different age divisions.

The National American Miss Pageants are for “Today’s Girl” and “Tomorrow’s Leaders.” The pageant program is based on inner beauty as well as poise and presentation and offers an “All American Spirit” of fun for family and friends. Emphasis is placed on the importance of gaining self-confidence, learning new skills, learning good attitudes about competition, and setting and achieving personal goals. The pageant seeks to recognize the accomplishments of each girl while encouraging her to set goals for the future.

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