Miss Columbia Basin, Danamarie McNicholl-Carter, was crowned Miss Washington 2018 at the conclusion of the pageant held Saturday night at the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien, Washington.
She will represent the Evergreen State at the 2018 Miss America Competition in Atlantic City on September 9. Her platform is ‘Embracing America’s Disabled’ and performed a piano piece for her talent.
McNicholl-Carter began her involvement in the Miss America Organization at 14 years old. Nine years later, she competed alongside 25 other women for the Miss Washington crown, a crown that represents style, service, scholarship and success.
She is a dedicated musician who has played the piano for a great deal of her life. She also has a passion for disability advocacy, which became her Miss Washington platform: Embracing America’s Disabled. She believes that everyone deserves the same opportunities to play sports and be an athlete, and has worked with ParaSport Spokane throughout her time in the city to ensure children know they can play.
Now, she will go on to work with adaptive wheelchair programs throughout the state of Washington and will make a difference in Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.