Former Miss Connell to compete in Miss Tri-Cities

Miss Connell 2022, Kylie Glendenning, a 2023 Connell High School graduate will be competing this Saturday, July 22 for the title of Miss Tri-Cities.

Glendenning shared, “Through Miss Tri-Cities I’ve  been able to earn scholarships to afford my masters degree in clinical mental health counseling to one day work with sex-trafficked survivors. I’ve even gotten the opportunity to partner with Mirror Ministries and fundraised restorative care packages for sex-trafficked survivors."

Glendenning, pictured, delivering care packages to Mirror Ministries [a local organization that helps victims of sex trafficing]. Community service is a part of the Miss Tri-Cities experience.

Miss Tri-Cities is hosted by the Tri-Cities Water Follies Association. The program offers over $20,000 in scholarships.

Miss Tri-Cities is celebrating it's 63rd year as part of the Miss America Organization. The title bearer will move on to the Miss Washington competition.

Miss Tri-Cities strives to inspire and motivate the accomplishments and personal achievements of these young women to reach their educational goals and dreams. The organizations website shared, "Opportunities are provided for young women to expand a quest for knowledge and acquire skills to better equip them for future success."

Glendenning (red) pictured with her fellow contestants in their evening gowns (above).

Glendenning added, "I’m excited to represent my family, my local community and my faith on Saturday.”

You must purchase your tickets soon in order to attend the competition held on Saturday, June 22 from 7:00 to 10:00pm. Both the Miss Tri-Cities and their teen program will be held  at Kennewick High School. Tickets must be purchased by Friday at midnight. Tickets can be purchased online at the .

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