DEWITT -- Alysa Goethe, a 19-year-old originally from Bettendorf, was crowned Miss Clinton County Saturday night at DeWitt Central High School.
Currently a student at Drake University in Des Moines, Goethe used the interview, talent, gown and social impact statement portions of the competition to inherit the title from 2018 Miss Clinton County Emily Folker.
Goethe will receive a $500 scholarship from the Miss Clinton County Board and a $500 scholarship from the Jaycees Foundation.
Goethe's platform, Turning Type One into Type None, highlighted education and awareness for type 1 diabetes.
Finishing runner-up and claiming the Miss River City crown Saturday night was 22-year-old Marisa Maniglia, another Drake University student. Maniglia's cello solo and social impact initiative Music Matters propelled her to the honor and to a $500 scholarship from the Miss Clinton County Board, a $250 Madison Lange Scholarship and a $100 Illowa Storage scholarship.
Finishing as co-runner up and earning a $250 Miss Clinton County Board scholarship was 18-year-old Mariah Martinez, an aspiring educator from Davenport currently studying at Scott Community College. Martinez's talent portion featured a powerful spoken monologue regarding sexual assault and violence awareness.
Taking home the Miss Clinton County Outstanding Teen crown was Raina Starkey, a 16-year-old Clinton High School junior. Starkey featured a platform of SafePath Survivor Resources, shedding light on sexual and domestic abuse survivor resources. Starkey earned a $100 scholarship from Coupe De Ville.
All other candidates received a $100 Miss Clinton County Board scholarships.