Miss Merced County


Angela Matthews is a seventeen year old senior at El Capitan High School in Merced. She is involved in track, ballet, 4-H, and varsity cheerleading. Some interesting facts about her are she was an intern for Senator Anthony Cannella, Was the first female drum major at her high school, she is the 3rd graduating class of her high school, and she owns a lamb named tinker bell.

Her talent is ballet en pointe. Angela started dancing at the age of three at Merced Academy of Dance. Over the past fourteen years she has performed in productions such as The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Cinderella, and many other famous classical ballets.

Her platform is Keeping the Arts in Education; Advocating STEAM. This topic is important to her because the arts have made a impact in Angela’s life. She wants to pass down the importance of STEAM education to young students in Merced County so they too can experience the amazing wonders STEAM Education has to offer.