Pro­vin­cial pageant will have lo­cal con­tent

Three young women from this re­gion will com­pete

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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.

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