Miss Auburn Jacque Guyette reflects on her year of service

For Jacque Guyette, the crown fit. The reigning Miss Auburn welcomed the opportunity to work in the community she enjoys, being able to touch so many lives.

Jacque Guyette

For Jacque Guyette, the crown fit.

The reigning Miss Auburn welcomed the opportunity to work in the community she enjoys, being able to touch so many lives.

“It’s been remarkable,” Guyette said of her year-long role. “It’s been absolutely amazing to be able to represent my hometown, a place I’ve loved living in for years. I loved being a part of all the Auburn events and being a part of a tight-knit community.”

Guyette, an Auburn Riverside High School and University of Washington graduate, officially passes on her title Saturday night when a new Miss Auburn is crowned at Green River Community College.

The Miss Auburn and Miss Auburn Outstanding Teen Scholarship Program unfolds at a different venue – the college’s Lindbloom Center, 12401 SE 320th St. – an interim stage until the Auburn Performing Arts Center, the pageant’s longtime home, is fully renovated.

The community-based scholarship competition begins at 7 p.m. Friday and resumes at 6 p.m. Saturday, with the coronation later in the evening.

The Miss Auburn field numbers 14 contestants. The teen field has four contestants.Vivian Dao is the reigning Miss Auburn’s Outstanding Teen.

The program – produced by the Miss Auburn Scholarship Program Inc. and sponsored by the Auburn Noon Lions Club – is one of the largest of its kind in the country and an official preliminary to the Miss Washington and Miss America Scholarship pageants.

Guyette outlasted 16 other contestants to capture the title last year, earning more than $7,600 in gifts, awards and scholarships after two nights of competition.

For Guyette, 23, representing Auburn has been a great responsibility and a wonderful experience, especially when it came to mentoring others. Like Haley Walker, her Little Sister from the pageant program.

Guyette not only made many appearances and fulfilled her obligations as Miss Auburn but also found time to finish her degree in physical therapy and public health at the UW. She plans to pursue her master’s degree in physical therapy.

On stage, Guyette continues to train and compete in dance. She works full-time as a ballroom dance instructor.

Dancing is Guyette’s passion. She began to dance when she was 3, and has since blossomed into a gifted, accomplished performer on the national level.

“It’s exciting. It’s not something I’ve given up yet,” Guyette said. “(I enjoy) the artistry of the movement, how you can convey any kind of emotion or passion. … You’re able to compete and explore, and everyone’s view on dancing is different. That’s real exciting.”

Guyette will welcome two new queens on one new stage this weekend. She offers some advice to those competing.

“Don’t let the nerves get to you. Don’t be afraid to show the judges why you are here, why you deserve the job,” she said.

The job has been rewarding for Guyette.

“It gave me the opportunity that will take me further in life,” she said. “I know I have learned a lot through this program and a lot through who I am … in growing this past year as Miss Auburn. This will open a lot of doors for me in the future.”


Admission is $40 for a two-night ticket (online only), $25 at the door each night. To order, visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1108988

For more program information, visit http://www.missauburn.org/

Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@auburn-reporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.auburn-reporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in News

Former VRFA Administrator Eric Robertson to run for 31st District seat

Former Valley Regional Fire Administrator Eric Robertson has announced his candidacy for… Continue reading

Closures on I-5 in SeaTac for Federal Way Link construction

Along southbound lanes over three weeks

King County assessor wants Legislature to fix laws to help small businesses

Changes needed because of COVID-19 impact on commercial properties

Robert Whale / Auburn Reporter
                                Protesters confront Auburn police Tuesday evening in downtown Auburn.
Hundreds gather at Auburn City Hall to protest death of George Floyd

On Tuesday evening, hundreds of people gathered on the Auburn City Hall… Continue reading

Courtesy photo 
                                In this image from the 2019 Auburn Farmers Market, Ballesteros Produce displays its goods.
Auburn Farmers Market opens June 7

In early May, the city of Auburn announced it had received approval… Continue reading

King County could be in Phase 2 in two weeks

The county is also hoping the state lets them reopen several businesses by Friday.

File photo
Misbehaving woman banned from Auburn gas station | Police blotter

Following is a sample from the Auburn police log.

Screenshot from a YouTube video posted Monday by the City of Auburn with a message from Mayor Nancy Backus and other city officials.
Looting hits Auburn mall and nearby stores; mayor imposes 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew

Auburn is among the King County cities seeing protests over the death… Continue reading

Screenshot of the city’s Facebook page.
Auburn enacts curfew in response to protests and looting

Mayor Nancy Backus declared a state of emergency for the city of… Continue reading

Most Read