New Miss Auburn visits state Capitol

Sen. Joe Fain and “Miss Auburn” – Victoria Knight – in the Washington State Senate. - Courtesy photo
Sen. Joe Fain and “Miss Auburn” – Victoria Knight – in the Washington State Senate.
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Victoria Knight, crowned late last month as the new Miss Auburn, visited the state Capitol on Wednesday as a guest of Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn.

Knight met with Fain and other officials to discuss higher-education issues and was formally announced by Lt. Gov. Brad Owen after she arrived in the Senate chamber.

Knight, a junior at the University of Washington-Tacoma, co-founded Queens for a Cure, which raises money for breast cancer research by hosting a pageant in the Auburn area.

"I'm consistently amazed by the variety of service-based projects that the young people in our community have taken on," Fain said. "Victoria has shown great initiative to put others before herself. She is a valuable ambassador for Auburn and an example for all of South King County."

Fain, who has also volunteered on cancer awareness and fundraising in the past, served on the selection panel for Knight's Auburn-based program in 2012.

The Miss Auburn Scholarship Program is one of the largest scholarship programs in South King County and focuses on preparing young women for leadership roles and assisting them with academic pursuits.

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