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Miss Sonoma County 2019 contestants

“Miss Sonoma County: it’s not a pageant, it’s a scholarship program

March 2, 2019

The Miss America and Miss Sonoma County competitions are Scholarship Programs first-- and in a decision that has pleased some and disappointed others, they have just gotten rid of their swimsuit contest to make that more clear. At the national level...

SRJC student, Daniela Rodas, 20, Petaluma

Miss Sonoma County profile: Daniela Rodas

March 2, 2019

Watching Sonoma County residents come together during the fires inspired Santa Rosa Junior College third-year student Daniela Rodas to run for Miss Sonoma County and advocate for volunteering locally.   Originally from Novato, the 20-year-old...

SRJC student, Lyndsey Burcina, 19, Santa Rosa

Miss Sonoma County profile: Lyndsey Burcina

March 2, 2019

Lyndsey Burcina celebrated her 19th birthday the day before she competes in this year’s Miss Sonoma County competition. The young politician hopes to bring awareness to creating a safe school climate by reducing bullying.   Burcina is majoring...

SRJC student, Elita Damron, 19, Santa Rosa

Miss Sonoma County profile: Elita Damron

March 2, 2019

Santa Rosa Junior College sophomore Elita Damron believes she has what it takes to become Miss Sonoma County. She’s personally invested in her platform and is a successful student despite any adversity she's faced. The 19-year-old mathematics major was born i...

Tyler Avery Mary Mowana Lewis visited the Oak Leaf to talk about winning the 2018 Miss Sonoma County pageant. Photo by Dakota McGranahan.

Ms. Sonoma County Shines at SRJC

May 3, 2018

Santa Rosa Junior College student and Black Student Union Vice President Tyler Avery Mary Mowana Lewis, won the 2018 Miss Sonoma County pageant, and now has her sights on winning the upcoming Miss America title. “I’m not a gambling person, yet I didn...

SRJC student Tyler-Avery Lewis (front) won the crown of Miss Sonoma County on March 4.

Meet Miss Sonoma County 2018

March 13, 2018

Tyler-Avery Lewis, 22, is the newly crowned Miss Sonoma County. Lewis, a Rohnert Park native, studies dance at Santa Rosa Junior College. We got the chance to speak with Lewis about winning the crown, growing up in Sonoma County and being an SRJC stude...

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