The Miss Carbon County Scholarship Organization and Mont Harmon Middle School welcomed many to the school’s auditorium on Saturday afternoon as Miss Carbon County Outstanding Teen Skylynn Basso prepares for the Miss Utah’s Outstanding Teen Competition.
This send-off party acts to encourage Basso on her endeavors and also provides her an opportunity to practice before the big day. The program began with a welcome from Miss Carbon County Lily Vigil, who introduced Basso to the crowd. This was followed by a special performance by Little Miss Carbon County Bentley Bennett, who sang a classic Elvis number while playing the ukulele.
Then, Basso demonstrated the lifestyle and fitness portion of the competition with a dance. Basso is passionate about dancing and credits it to her good health. Mini Miss Carbon County Taylee Brower then gave a special performance, followed by Basso demonstrating the talent portion. Junior Miss Carbon County Megan Roberts then gave a performance, followed by Encore Dance Studio.
The evening gown and onstage question portion was presented by Basso, who showcased two separate gowns and requested assistance from the crowd on which to choose for the big day. Basso then ended the program with final remarks. Those in attendance were encouraged to enjoy the light refreshments set up just outside the auditorium.
The Miss Utah Outstanding Teen Competition is slated to take place on Feb. 27 through Feb. 29 and Basso’s sponsors are Encore Dance Studio, In & Out Inspections, Kylie Elizabeth Photography, Sun Somewhere Real Estate Station, and Dr. Markham and the staff at Price Pediatric Dental.
During the state competition, there will be a people’s choice voting option. All votes must be cast through Venmo with the name “@MUOTeen.” The memo should read “PC Skylynn Basso” and each vote costs $1. Voting will close on Feb. 28 at 11 p.m. and there is not limit on the number of votes that can be cast. The winner will join the Top 15 during the final evening of the Miss Utah’s Outstanding Teen Pageant and receive a scholarship award.
“I am so thankful for this organization and the amazing opportunities it brings along with it,” Basso shared. “I am so thankful I get to share my talent, platform and service with our community. Thank you for believing in me and for seeing some of my potential. Thank you for letting me lean on all of you.”