Ferndale High School graduate Erica Scevers was crowned Miss Whatcom County 2013 in the scholarship pageant earlier this month.
Scevers' talent is singing, and her platform was Hats Off for Cancer, for which she collected more than 200 hats to give to children who lose their hair from cancer treatment.
At the local pageant March 9, Scevers, 19, was named Community Service Notebook winner along with taking the People's Choice and Interview awards. She won $2,750.
Scevers currently attends Whatcom Community College, with plans to transfer to Western Washington University and eventually become a teacher.
As Miss Whatcom County, Scevers will make area appearances for the next year and compete for Miss Washington in July.
For more information or to schedule an appearance, go to misswhatcomcounty.com.