Kennewick teacher running for Miss Washington USA

<p>Deidra Stands</p>

Deidra Stands

A Kennewick elementary school teacher is hoping to give the Tri-Cities another claim to fame by becoming the next Miss Washington USA.

Deidra Stands is running in the annual pageant.

The teacher at Vista Elementary School was named Miss Three Rivers USA last year.

For this pageant, you can help Stands make it to the finals by voting for her online.

She's running for Miss Photogenic and the People's Choice Award.

"With me being from the Tri-Cities and competing in a state pageant, it's really important for our community to back me, so that way, I can make that final round of competition, and really show that the Tri-Cities has something great to offer" said Stands.

Voting is open until October 20th.

If you want to vote for Stands, click here.