Topanga Scherf is Miss Fountain Valley 2023
Topanga Sherf, a sophomore of Cal State Long Beach, won the title of Miss Fountain Valley and a Diamond Pendant from Mimi’s Jewelry on February 11 at Golden West College mainstage theater. She won a $5,000 scholarship from the Title Sponsor, Fountain Valley Community Foundation with a grant from Hyundai. Additionally, she was awarded the $500 Talent Award and a $200 cash award for Miss Congeniality sponsored by the outgoing Miss Fountain Valley, Bianca Singer and her family.
The evening’s Miss Fountain Valley’s Scholarship Competition awarded over $10,000 in scholarships. The 8 contestants performed talent, on stage question with a platform statement and the red carpet phase of the competition. Earlier in the morning, each contestant had a ten minute interview with a panel of 5 judges. The Organization follows strict guidelines from the Miss America Organization regarding judging parameters and guidelines. Miss CA 2022, Catherine Liang of San Francisco also attended the event to help crown the new Miss Fountain Valley.
Ms. Scherf will go on to represent the city of Fountain Valley at the Miss California 2023 Competition on July 1st at the Visalia Convention Center. Ms. Scherf was sponsored by the Huntington Beach Auto Dealers Association.
Other winners included Delilah Cunneen, 1st runner up for a $1,500 scholarship plus a $500 Academic award; Alexis Brown, 2nd runner up for a $1,000 scholarship as well as a $700 Platform award for her work with the American Sign Language.  Delaney Cunneen won a $200 Community Service award. Dahlia Cunneen also won a $200 Spirit of Miss Fountain Valley award.
Topanga discovered her passion for dance in middle school. She fell in love with the artistry and passion she felt while dancing and is continuing to follow her dreams as a Dance Major at California State University, Long Beach. Topanga is a student in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at Cal State Long Beach and plans to graduate in fall of 2024. She hopes to one day find her way to the Radio City Music Hall as a Rockette and dreams of sharing her passion with the world.
 She was a Girl Scout for 11 years where she learned the value of enacting change in the community. Topanga is a Gold Award recipient with her project being on Food Allergy Awareness. Topanga continues the work she started in her childhood within the Miss America Organization, advocating for people to become more mindful of food allergies. She continues to reflect on her own experience with food allergies and hopes to one day see a world where everyone can feel comfortable sitting down with their friends and family for a meal at a restaurant. 

Photos by Cathleen McGrath


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Miss Fountain Valley 2022, Bianca Singer, at the Miss CA 2022 Competition in Fresno, CA won a $750 Finalist scholarship.

Topanga Scherf, Miss Fountain Valley 2023

All photos by Cathleen McGrath Photography

Cathleen McGrath Photography

Cathleen McGrath Photography

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Bianca Singer was crowned the new Miss Fountain Valley 2022 during the Scholarship
Competition Sunday night at Golden West College Theater in Huntington Beach. She receives
$5000 in scholarship money as part of more than $14,000 in total prizes given out last night. She
will reign during this the 100th Anniversary of the Miss America Organization.
More than 250 attendees watched as Bianca sang “Let if Go” from the movie “Frozen.” She
competed with eight other young women in Talent, Personal Interview, On-Stage Question,
Platform and Red Carpet. The evening was filled with excitement as each contestant vied for the
title. “I could not be more proud of the quality and talent of this year’s candidates,” beamed
Sandi Licata, Miss Fountain Valley Executive Director.

Bianca’s social impact is "Help Youth Today, Brings Arts Their Way". Not surprisingly she holds a B.F.A. in Music Theater from AMDA College & Conservatory.

Her sponsor was Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and she was escorted by Mayor Patrick Harper. She is an Admissions Consultant for Fusion Academy and Assistant Director of Creative Kids Playhouse. 

Bianca Singer, Miss Fountain Valley will be representing the City during numerous events such as the
annual Summerfest Celebration at Mile Square Park, Christmas Tree Lighting, Easter Egg Hunt,
Concerts in the Park, public school music events, FV Hall of Fame sports banquet, as well as various ribbon cutting ceremonies.

Bianca's social impact initiative is Arts awareness: Promoting Arts for Teens. Her own website is where she helps the youth with free acting lessons Authentic Self Productions and has over 130,000 followers.

Doug Hikawa Photography

Bianca Singer, Miss Fountain Valley 2022