Schol­ar­ship pro­gram seek­ing fe­male achiev­ers

The Compass - - CLASSIFIED -

The dead­line is ap­proach­ing for the 2013 Miss Achieve­ment New­found­land and Labrador Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram, a show­case event that was cre­ated to cel­e­brate the achieve­ments, aca­demics, phys­i­cal fit­ness, per­form­ing arts, vol­un­teer work and com­mu­nity ser­vice of the prov­ince’s young women.

Since its in­cep­tion in 2006, over $70,000 in ed­u­ca­tional schol­ar­ships have been awarded.

The pageant has been host to young women from all across the prov­ince from Bay Roberts to Span­ish Room to Port Hope Simpson to Makkovik.

For­mer ti­tle­hold­ers have gone on to en­ter med­i­cal school, been pub­lished for aca­demic re­search, vol­un­teered in Africa do­ing re­lief work and have even be­gan ca­reers in the ed­u­ca­tion field.

“Miss Achieve­ment New­found­land and Labrador pro­motes pos­i­tive char­ac­ter de­vel­op­ment, com­mu­nity aware­ness, and en­cour­ages the per­sonal and pro­fes­sional growth that pro­duces pos­i­tive role mod­els,” said Lori Caines, board mem­ber and Miss New­found­land and Labrador 2001.

Other board mem­bers in­clude Kathy Dicks-Pey­ton, Joanne March, Anne Chat­man, Ar­lene O’Keefe and Robert O’Keefe.

Scor­ing con­sists of an in­ter­view, pub­lic speak­ing com­pe­ti­tion, aca­demic test and healthy liv­ing test worth 90 per cent prior to the pageant gala. The on­stage con­sists of an in­tro­duc­tion and an evening­wear seg­ment worth the re­main­ing 10 per cent.

The Top-10 fi­nal­ists must an­swer an im­promptu ques­tion worth an ad­di­tional 10 per­cent.

This year’s win­ner will be crowned by out­go­ing Miss Achieve­ment New­found­land and Labrador, Kandice Power of Par­adise.

Young women be­tween the ages of 13 and 18 that are in­ter­ested in com­pet­ing can call 709-895-8588, visit their Face­book page or email con­tact@mis­sachieve­ment.com.

The dead­line for ap­pli­ca­tion sub­mis­sions is Sept. 30 for the Nov. 7-10 event.

For more, visit www.mis­sachieve­ment.com.

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