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By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 11 March 2009

Tiana Townsell, 24, a graduate of Western Washington University in marketing and advertising, has been crowned as the winner of the 2009 Miss Black Washington USA Scholarship Competition. In ceremonies held Feb. 28 at the Scottish Rite Center in Portland, contestants were judged on a personal interview, health and fitness, talent, a question and answer session with the judges, and deportment in an evening gown. She will advance to represent the state of Washington in the National Miss Black USA Scholarship competition in Washington D.C. in July. The first runner-up for Miss Black Washington is Erica Martinez 25, of the University of Washington, majoring in Bio-Cultural Anthropology.








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