Miss Clark County Becomes Miss Nevada 2017
In a nearly full theater at the Tropicana Hotel fans, family, and friends, as well as well-wishers erupted as it was announced that Miss Clark County was named Miss Nevada 2017 at the annual Scholarship Pageant.
Andrea Martinez, who won a $10,000 college scholarship along with the honor, competed against 15 other women for the coveted title of Miss Nevada 2017. She will, of course, travel to Atlantic City later this year to vie for the title of Miss America. As a volunteer with the Metro Police Community Outreach Project, she built as her platform as “Building Relationships between Communities and Police.” When asked she said, “ I want to go to the inner cities and help students who do not know or understand how and why they need to interact with police.”
Miss Nevada runner-ups were Miss Las Vegas Alexis Hiltz, Miss Henderson Bayle Bernstein, Miss Douglas County Briana Neben and Miss Reno Nasya Mancini.
Also crowned at the event was Miss Nevada’s Outstanding Teen 2017, Miss Carson City Carli Gumm. Gumm, whose sister was Miss Nevada 2016, received a $5,000 college scholarship. She will compete for the title of Miss Outstanding Teen of American in Orlando Florida in August.
The five finishers in both the Miss Nevada and Miss Outstanding Teen all received college scholarships of some type. This year there were in total 22 young women vying for the title of Nevada’s Outstanding Teen. The Miss America scholarship foundation is the world’s largest scholarship foundation. More than $33,000 in scholarships was awarded in the two-day event for Miss Nevada and Miss Nevada Outstanding Teen.