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Miss Tri-Cities Open House

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- Women trying to be crowned the next Miss Tri-Cities were invited to an open house today.

All contestants must be between the ages of 17 and 24, and have graduated high school by July 1st. For the teen program, girls must be 13 to 17.

The Miss Tri-Cities program awards the winner with a $10,000 scholarship. The current Miss Tri-Cities is already putting that money to use.

"I hope to become a kinder garden teacher and I'm currently taking pre-requisites at Columbia Basin College," said Kristin Cox, Miss Tri-Cities 2007.

The Miss Tri-Cities pageants will take place on July 18th and 19th. The winners will move on to compete at the state level. Anyone interested in applying must submit an application by April 4th.