Scholarship Pageants to Crown 2012 Titleholders
Laurel, MD – The 2012 Miss Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey High School & Collegiate America pageants, the official state preliminaries to the national Miss High School America & Miss Collegiate pageants, will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at the Lancaster Host Resort in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Visiting reigning titleholders from all pageant systems are invited to attend the pageant free of charge; all visiting royalty will be recognized. Tickets may be purchased on site to view the pageant at a cost of $20 for adults (13+) and $10 for children ages 7 – 12. Children 6 and under are free. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. with the pageant beginning at 3 p.m. Attendees will also have the opportunity to vote for the “Best Smile” of the contestants, with proceeds benefiting “Operation Smile” – the national organization’
Winners crowned at the state level will go on to compete in the national pageants in March 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. In addition to the opportunity to represent the state, winners will also receive a scholarship of up to $1000. Contestants in the high school pageants are girls who are entering grades 9 – 12 in the fall of 2011. The collegiate pageant is comprised of women who are currently pursuing an undergraduate graduate or post-graduate/
Each delegate will compete in three categories throughout the weekend’s competition. An individual interview with judges comprises 40% of the score, with the Evening Gown (40%) and fun fashion portions (20%) as the remaining categories scored to determine the winner. There is no fitness or swimsuit category in the competition.
The Miss Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey High School & Collegiate America pageant is an official preliminary to the Miss High School & Collegiate America Pageant and is under the direction of Tracey Jamison. For additional information regarding the pageant or to request participation information, visit demdnjpahighandcollegiate.webs.com or contact the director at 410-409-5603. The Miss High School America & Collegiate Pageants competition exist for the purpose of providing personal and professional opportunities for high school girls. It is the goal to provide outstanding young ladies the opportunity to compete in a pageant system that has the highest of moral values.
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