Pioneer Way Pageant royalty announced

A total of 44 contestants competed for sashes and crowns as they vied for age-group titles.

In an all-day, outdoor event at the Pavilion at Windjammer Park on June 22, a total of 44 contestants competed for sashes and crowns as they vied for age-group titles.

The Pioneer Way Pageant for girls and boys ages up to 14 years old was produced by the 2023 Mr. Oak Harbor and 2024 Miss Oak Harbor Courts. It is the primary fundraiser for their service projects (advocating for an Oak Harbor community recreational center and North Whidbey Hearts & Hammers). The event was sponsored by Whidbey Royalty and Oak Harbor Main Street.

Spending time on Pioneer Way in the last year qualified contestants to participate. Each age-group pageant throughout the day included coaching by Miss and Mr. Oak Harbor Royalty in stage presence, impromptu questions and a dance to “You’re a Grand Old Flag.” The five-judge panel scored contestants on stage presence and effort.

“This pageant is a fun, one-day event that provides an opportunity for aspiring princesses and princes to be mentored by high school royalty. They compete for the opportunity to be crowned royalty themselves and ride in the 4th of July parade with their mentors,” Pageant Director River Powers said.

The top two contestants in each division were crowned Queen/King and Princess/Prince and will ride on the float with Miss and Mr. Oak Harbor Royalty in the Oak Harbor 4th of July parade.

Whidbey Royalty announced the 2024 Pioneer Way Court:

Miss Pioneer Way: Charlianne Eller

Mr. Pioneer Way: Danny Tate

Junior Miss Pioneer Way: Mae’Lea Boyles

Junior Princess: Riley Bighouse

Young Miss Pioneer Way: Andilynne Eller

Young Princess: Kiana Tyson

Little Miss Pioneer Way: Savannah Love Taylor

Little Princess: Millie Kindred

Mini Miss Pioneer Way: Lona Lange

Mini Princess: Emery Webb

Mini Mr. Pioneer Way: Caveno Eli Taylor

Mini Prince: Tommy Tate

Tiny Miss Pioneer Way: Lola Rae Taylor

Tiny Princess: Laylani Muñoz

Tiny Mr. Pioneer Way: Callum Webb

Tiny Prince: Knox Smith

Baby Miss Pioneer Way: Sophia Rodriguez

Baby Princess: Quinlynn Livingston

Baby Mr. Pioneer Way: Declan Webb

Baby Prince: AJ Guerrero

Whidbey Royalty, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, extends a warm thank-you to the sponsors who supported this event: Oak Harbor Main Street, Vindico Printing & Design, Western Sun Lavender, Campbell Brothers Fencing LLC, Chief Petty Officer Spouse Association, Edward Jones: Financial Advisor — River Powers, Kate Hauter – Compass Real Estate, Kingfisher Book Store, The Crow’s Roost LLC, Dina’s Great Finds, 7-Eleven, and the Lopez Family.

More information about the Pioneer Way Pageant as well as the Miss Oak Harbor Scholarship Pageant and the Mr. Oak Harbor Scholarship Competition can be found at