Remember our 2018 titleholders!
MISS LANE COUNTY, HANNAH GARHOFER
Hannah Garhofer is a twenty-one-year-old senior studying Public Relations at the University of Oregon. She started competing in the Miss America Organization at the age of 13, earning both teen and miss titles in her home of Clatsop County. Having lived in Eugene for the last three years, she is honored to represent her new home and the community that has embraced her.
Her platform is Live Your Dash – Leave Your Legacy. Hannah has worked with the Boys and Girls Club of Emerald Valley, where she has mentored children in the Eugene area. She also spends her time visiting local classrooms where she promotes her platform of spreading kindness and reminding children that their words and actions today are what they will be remembered for tomorrow. Follow #hannahsdash to see how she is leaving her legacy.
Hannah has created opportunities to incorporate her love for dance while promoting her platform by becoming a tap instructor at Identity Dance in Springfield. She was fortunate enough to earn a preliminary talent award for her tap dance routine and place fourth runner-up to Miss Oregon 2018.
Since Miss Oregon has served her community in numerous ways, such as volunteering at the Lunch at Tiffany’s fundraiser benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Lane County Relay for Life benefiting the American Cancer Society, and collecting cans at the Lane County fair for Food for Lane County. With several months left in her reign, Hannah looks forward to many more appearances with her sister titleholders.
Upon graduating this spring Hannah is considering pursuing a law degree, utilizing the skills and scholarship funds that she has received from this program. Hannah is so grateful for the opportunities the Miss Lane County Program has provided her. She is excited to give back to the program that has shaped her into the woman she is today.
MISS LINN-BENTON, DANIELLE CORMIER
Miss Linn-Benton 2018 is Danielle Cormier from Corvallis, Oregon. She is currently attending Oregon State University as an undergrad and receives an athletic scholarship to be the Oregon State University Marching Band Feature Baton Twirler.
Her first Miss America Organization competition was right here at the Lane Country Program where she won her title! Her talent, of course, is baton twirling—which is what originally inspired her to be a competitor.
Her favorite thing about the job, however, is working with her platform “Kids Get Arthritis Too!— The Arthritis Foundation.” She has donated over $8,000 to The Arthritis Foundation with the help of her sisters in Alpha Omicron Pi. She loves serving her community and is a big pursuer in the “Service” point of the Miss America Crown.
At Miss Oregon 2018 Dani received a Talent Prelim Award, the Overall Talent Award, and came in 3rd runner-up overall to Miss Oregon, receiving thousands of dollars in scholarship money! She is looking forward to her year as Miss Linn-Benton with her “sister queens” Miss Central Valley, Miss Lane County, and Miss Lane County’s Outstanding Teen! Welcome to our team!
MISS CENTRAL VALLEY, EMMA WAMPLER
MISS LANE COUNTY OUTSTANDING TEEN, ISABELLA ROBERTS
Isabella Roberts is Miss Lane County’s Outstanding Teen for 2018. She attends the Academy of Arts and Academics in Springfield as a Junior. She focuses her elective classes on writing and theatre, as they are some of her favorite activities, and got writing honors as a Sophomore. She is determined to get writing and theatre honors this year as a Junior.
While she has participated in pageants before when she was little, this is Isabella’s first time competing in the Miss Lane County Scholarship Program, and the first time she’s ever won a title. She rejoined the pageant world as a way to build her confidence and have fun! She used her past experience in playing the ukulele to aid in her talent, which was a compilation of four songs including Eye of the Tiger by Survivor and Home by Phillip Phillips.
Finding a platform that worked for her was difficult at first, but Isabella eventually decided to stick with what she knew: the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) organization. As a Miracle Child herself, Isabella has spent an extraordinary amount of hours volunteering throughout her entire life. She continues to educate, volunteer, and raise money for CMN as a way to pay it forward.
When she isn’t at school or partaking in her responsibilities as Lane County’s Outstanding Teen, you can often find her reading fantasy or sci-fi books (particularly young adult books by authors like Leigh Bardugo, Veronica Roth or Sarah J Maas, or the Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher), writing, talking with her friends, or out walking. She has also recently taken up hanging out with her infant nephew and petting her older brother’s cats.
Isabella is glad to have made friendships in both the Miss Lane County Pageant and at the Miss Oregon Pageant that has lasted outside of the program and is grateful for the experiences she has had within both pageants. She looks forward to continuing her year as Miss Lane County’s Outstanding Teen alongside her sister queens: Miss Lane County, Miss Linn-Benton, and Miss Central Valley!