Miss Spokane Valley Leadership Program

The Miss Spokane Valley Leadership Program welcomes high school women from freshman to seniors to represent Valleyfest at community events, attend parades in the summer and develop valuable leadership skills.

After-school programs include workshops on resume, interview skills, business and employment tips, and public speaking. Usually, these sessions are held between sports seasons in January and February. The program leads are former Miss Spokane Valley participants and college students who work with Valleyfest who invite speakers from businesses and area colleges. (suspended in 2021 because of COVID-19)

One of the reasons that these women participate in leadership and the pageant type program are the scholarship funds that are given for their participation and leadership. These funds assist them with fees and costs of their education either at the community colleges or at local universities.

The Royal Court will be expected to appear at a variety of community events during their year of service, including the Spokane Lilac Festival’s Torchlight Parade, Valley fest’s Heart of Gold Parade, the Spokane Valley Rotary Club’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, community parades and much more.

Lily Pad Procession September 2020

Miss Spokane Valley Court with Porch Decorating Winner

Queen Hayli Sanders is a junior at University High School, where she’s enrolled in Running Start at EWU. Hayli is an AP student, an accomplished DECA competitor, a tutor, and a basketball player, as well as part of FCCLA, WDFY, and the vice president of the HOSA health care club. She’s also a junior in AP calculus! Hayli dabbles in cyber security but wants to pursue pharmacology in upcoming years. She loves volunteering with kids, knows CPR, and donates blood frequently. Hayli also wants to learn to sew, plant a garden, learn the Korean alphabet, and learn how to bake bread–and she’s hiked the Grand Canyon twice! 🧗🏻‍♀️

Princess Amy Brown is a senior at University High School where she attends running start at SCC. She’s a leader for Crimson Crew, a member of the Key Club, and the president of the UHS Chess Club. You may have seen her volunteering at our very own Valleyfest or walking canine friends at SCRAPS. Amy hopes to pursue a career in biomedical science with emphasis in radiology. Academics aside, she loves to jet ski and her favorite color is orange! 🍊

Princess Kennedie Krieger is a senior at West Valley High School. She’s a member of the E-Gal dance team, a dancer at Spokane Elite and is a part of National Honor Society, NSHSS, and AP classes. Kennedie has volunteered with Pack the Pantry for Second Harvest and with her church’s nursery, and she also works at Jamba Juice! She hopes to become an RN with certification in psychiatric mental health. Kennedie loves oil painting and she has raised two cats. 🐾

Princess Joëlle Larson is a senior at East Valley High School and attends Running Start at EWU. She’s also been a varsity cheerleader and an honor choir member for EVHS. Joëlle is passionate about everything music, performing at CYT and as a worship leader for Legacy Church. She hopes to pursue a career in the direction of journalism, interior design, or business. Joëlle has raised money for animal shelters through Petals for Pets, works as an assistant at Reflections of You Interiors, and loves to stock her family’s curbside Little Library! 📚

Princess Hanna Michaelis is a senior at CVHS, where she’s a gymnastics captain, LINK leader, and participant in track, National Honor Society, Key Club, and several AP classes. Hanna is a Spokane Valley Hospital volunteer, a tutor, a volunteer and performer at Valleyfest and an organizer for the CVHS food drive. She hopes to apply to UW’s pre-med program. Hanna has also spoken at the CDA TEDx and has traveled the world alongside her family! 🛫