Abigail Hill crowned Miss Washington USA 2018 for Miss USA 2018

11 Dec 2017 | Srishti Jain

At the conclusion of coronation night of Miss Washington USA 2018, Abigail Hill from Enumclaw was declared the winner and crowned by the outing Miss Washington USA 2017 Alex Carlson-Helo. The event was held at Highline Performing Arts Centre in Washington. She will now go on to represent her state, Washington, in Miss USA 2018 pageant to be held next year.

Since 9 years of age, Abigail has desired to be a representative of Miss Washington USA. During her growth in pageantry, she has created her own platform called "W82TXT", reaching untold numbers of viewers and gathering nearly 1,000 signed pledges to stop texting while driving. Alongside this platform, Abigail donates her time and efforts to various disaster-relief organizations, specifically those targeting families with children, as she firmly believes that today's youth are the future.


Abigail Hill crowned Miss Washington USA 2018 for Miss USA 2018


She wrote an inspiring caption about her journey so far, “10 years down the road... If you would have told the 9yr old me (Abigail) that I was going to be honoured with the privilege to represent Washington State at Miss USA, I would have giggled and thought you were kidding... But here I am. After 10 years of self-growth, several defeats and hardships, I did it. I took my dream & my mom’s dream (fun fact: I’m a second generation pageant contender!) and turned it into a reality. The feeling of accomplishment is so hard to describe but it’s something that I wish everyone to experience and feel. Never give up on YOUR dreams and aspirations in life and please never make fun of someone else’s.”

Some special awards of the competition were –

Miss Photogenic - Stormy Keffeler

Miss Congeniality - Jaclyn Wernofsky

Spirit Award - Nella Kwan

Style Award - Jessica Kilpatrick

At the same ceremony, Summer Keffeler of Sky Valley Teen was crowned Miss Washington USA 2018 and she will now represent her state in Miss Teen USA 2018 to be held next year.

Summer is a 15-year-old sophomore at MHS. She is a competition dancer, competing at the senior level. With a full understanding of the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle, she began a non-profit organization called Play on Sports geared at scholar shipping young athletes from low-income families, providing them athletic wear, fees, footwear and equipment. Summers dream is to continue dance and teach preschool.