by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Dayna Seitz (second from the left), an eighth-grader at the Arts and Communication Magnet Academy, was voted the winner of the Beaverton Teen Idol contest, hosted by the Mayors Youth Advisory Board.  The Beaverton Mayor's Youth Advisory Board raised more than $1,900 for HomePlate Youth Services during its Beaverton Teen Idol contest on May 18 at the Arts & Communication Magnet Academy.

Dayna Seitz, who writes and records her own original songs, was announced the winner at the end of the event. An eighth-grader at ACMA, Seitz will tour with the Portland Teen Idol finalists this summer. She also won a basket of prizes from local businesses.

Haley Johnson, Beaverton resident and American Idol Season 11 Top 24 contestant, performed at the event and served as a judge.

The youth advisory board hosted preliminary audition rounds as well as a semi-final round in early April, narrowing the number of contestants down to seven for the finale. Finale contestants performed 90 to 120 seconds of two different song selections each.

Established in 2000, the ad-hoc committee consists of 30 members from Beaverton area high schools, who report to the mayor and City Council on issues of concern to youth.

For more information about HomePlate Youth Services, visit

For more information about the advisory board, visit or call Elaine Orcutt, staff liaison, at 503-526-2299.

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