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Nelson tapped as Fathoms o’Fun queen

Sixteen-year-old Bailey Jo Nelson was crowned the 2006 Fathoms o’Fun queen last Satur-day at a ceremony that director Georgie Brewer described as “just awesome.

“It was a show within a show,” Brewer said, giving much of the credit to the experienced emceeing work by South Kitsap Commissioner Jan Angel and Judge Jim Reihl. “They were very smooth, and they made it very fun.”

Nelson, the daughter of Larry and Carol Nelson, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship along with the crown.

She is currently a junior at South Kitsap High School, but her goals are to attend the University of Washington and pursue a career in broadcasting, journalism or theater arts.

The first princess award was given to Brianna Martin, a 17-year-old junior at South Kitsap Christian Life School and the daughter of Tracy and Kim Martin.

She received a $500 scholarship award, and plans to attend college and major in music and theater.

The second princess was Ischaly Frei, an 18-year-old senior at South Kitsap High School and the daughter of Dale and Erika Frei.

She was also awarded a $500 scholarship, and hopes to attend college to eventually become a dental hygienist.

Judges for the pageant were Bryan Petro, Ruby Wellbrock, Cory Marshall, Maria Knox and Sharon McAffee.

Brewer estimated that at least 200 people attended the event last weekend.

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