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Meet Miss Calaveras 2016

The 2016 Miss Calaveras was crowned Thursday night, during the Miss Calaveras Scholarship Pageant at the Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee.

Makayla Ruthrauff was also Friday morning’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.

Ruthrauff is an eighteen year old senior at Calaveras High School. She lives in Mokelumne Hill.

This is the third time in the 71 years of the Calaveras Pageant that a member of the Ruthrauff family was crowned the winner. Ruthrauff’s mom, Kim, was Miss Calaveras in 1988. Ruthrauff’s older sister, Chelsea, was Miss Calaveras in 2013.

During the talent portion of the Scholarship Pageant, which was 30% of the judges total vote, Rauthroff performed “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen on a flute.

Ruthrauff will be using her $1,000 Angels-Murphy’s Rotary Club Scholarship this fall, as she plans to attend San Francisco State University. Ruthrauff would like to study Music Management with the goal of becoming a Producer.

First Runner-Up is Sierra Stackpole, a seventeen year old senior at Calaveras High School.

Second Runner-Up is Brighton Hamari, an eighteen year old senior at Brett Harte High School.

All three ladies will make numerous appearances at all of the major Calaveras County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee events over the next three days and represent Calaveras County at larger events over the next year.

The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45am.