Yuba City Teen is New Miss California State, Receives $5,000 Scholarship


San Jose, CA. – July 20, 2018 – On Friday evening, July 20, at the Mission Center for Performing Arts, Allie Mooney won the title of Miss California State at the California State Scholarship Competition sponsored by Youth Focus Inc. She is also the recipient of a $5,000 scholarship.

Allie is 20 years old, and lives in Yuba City, CA. She recently finished her sophomore year at Yuba College, receiving her Associates Degree in Psychology and Social & Behavioral Sciences. This fall she will continue her education at Chico State University, majoring in Psychology, and plans to obtain a Master’s Degree at Stanford. Her goal is to pursue a career as a school psychologist in a low-income school district, working with elementary-aged and special needs students.

Allie’s accomplishments at Yuba College were significant. She maintained an overall 4.0  grade point average and was on the Dean’s List every semester. This May, she received the Yuba College Medal, which was given to just one student out of more than 800 graduates. She was also selected as the student commencement speaker, where she gave a speech on the diversity and unity of her graduating class.

This past year Allie was able to share her passion for community service as Miss Yuba-Sutter. She had the opportunity to help many people and participate in a variety of community service activities such as Rotary Club, the Kiwana’s Club, the Marysville Exchange Club, the Easter Seals, and the Salvation Army.  She also participated in various events such as the Veteran’s Day parade, the Labor Day parade, the Bok Kai festival, the Christmas parade, the Live Oak festival, the Winter and Summer Strolls, Clothes for Kids, Read Across America, Christmas toy drives, and the Sutter-Yuba Behavioral Health Talent Show, just to name a few. All of this has allowed Allie to be a role model to the youth in her community.

Allie has also been involved in the Yuba Sutter Children’s Diabetes Support Group for over 10 years. In this group, she is able to offer her support and knowledge to diabetics and their families, raise money to help find a cure, and educate members of our community on the disease.

One of Allie’s other passions is dance. She has been dancing for over 17 years and has learned almost every style —  jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary, musical theater, and swing dancing, and has competed in every one of these. She currently works as a dance instructor and loves being able to share her passion for dance with others