Provincial pageant will have local content
Three young women from this region will compete
Three young woman from this region will be among the 30 contestants from around the province competing in the 2010 Miss Teen Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador Pageant in St. John’s from Oct. 14-17.
They are Gerianne Rowe from Carbonear, Latoya Boland of Brigus and Bay Roberts resident Kora Liegh Russell.
Since its inception in 2006, this not-for-profit scholarship program has awarded over $ 25,000 in scholarships, according to organizers.
“ We started this venture with a lot of optimism and faith, and have been so overwhelmed with the support we have received. Since 2006, all of our scholarship offerings have doubled and so have the number of participants,” said pageant co-director Joanne March.
The winner of the 2010 Miss Teen Achievement Newfoundland and Labrador competition wi l l receive the McDonald’s Youth Achievement Award, which includes a $2,000 scholarship.
The first runner-up will receive $ 1,000, while the second runner-up receives a $500 scholarship.
This year’s event will also see the addition of the Dale Carnegie public speaking award, which is valued at $ 1,700 and includes full tuition to any of the 12-week Dal e Carnegie programs offered throughout the province.
Other scholarships and prizes totalling over $ 2,000 will be awarded for academics, healthy living, performance related talents, community service, volunteer work and teen spirit.
The general public will also have an opportunity to select the winner of the community pride award. This award will be chosen by the general public through internet voting. Further information on this voting process is available at: http://www.missteenachievement.
Contestants for this year’s event will enjoy a fun-filled weekend of competition, culminating with the crowning gala at Holy Heart Theatre on Sunday, Oct. 17, hosted by actor/comedian John Sheehan of Harbour Grace.