Aspiring attorney Katie Chrisman, 19, will serve as the new Miss Huntington Beach with runners-up Roslyn Brown-Bilyeu, 18, and Coral Gangitano, 24. The three young women will receive scholarships to further their education upon the completion of their reign. The Sand Dollars of Huntington Beach sponsors the annual Miss Huntington Beach Program & Pageant which is open to women ages 18 to 25 who live, work, or attend school in Huntington Beach.
Held on October 22 at the Central Library Theatre, five judges critiqued candidates’ poise, grace, and public speaking. Contestants shared their involvement with causes and community service groups. Queen Katie Chrisman is a third-generation Huntington Beach local who graduated Summa Cum Laude from Huntington Beach High School (National Honors Society, HBHS Tower academic awards recipient in English, French, and Social Science), and was captain of the Varsity Cheer Team. Katie is currently studying at San Diego State University pursuing a double major in Political Science and French Studies with a minor in History.
Princess Roslyn Brown-Bilyeu is an 18-year-old Senior at Huntington Beach High on target to graduate Magna Cum Laude. Roslyn is a third-year Council Member of Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts program (HB APA) where she is a principal Ballerina also studying and performing in Dance, Broadcasting Media, Choreography, & Videography. Roslyn plans to earn a BS with a Double Major in Broadcast Journalism & International Relations with a Double Minor in French/Francophone Studies & Ballet from Syracuse University.
Princess Coral Gangitano is a 24-year-old HB local. After graduating from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education, she is now a high school mathematics teacher at Marina High School. Coral plans to return to college next year for a Master’s Degree.
The Sand Dollars of Huntington Beach is an unincorporated 501(c)(3) non-profit association serving the City of Huntington Beach. Their purpose is to promote and coordinate civic improvement, community-wide cultural projects and goodwill. The Miss Huntington Beach Scholarship Program & Pageant is the organization’s primary service project. This project awards scholarships to the Queen and her Court to use towards tuition, books, and other educational expenses. It has helped scores of young ladies achieve their educational goals.