Call for con­tes­tants for 10th an­niver­sary pageant

Miss Teen Trin­ity Con­cep­tion pageant cel­e­brat­ing mile­stone gala

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This year marks the 10th an­niver­sary of the Miss Teen Trin­ity Con­cep­tion pageant, and the com­mit­tee is look­ing for fe­male par­tic­i­pants from the re­gion to be a part of the mile­stone event.

“By tak­ing part in the Trin­ity Con­cep­tion pageants, con­tes­tants have the op­por­tu­nity to meet other out­stand­ing young women, build con­fi­dence, show­case their tal­ents and abil­i­ties, meet ed­u­ca­tional goals, build char­ac­ter and win prizes,” pageant co­or­di­na­tor Sab­rina Jenk­ins told The Com­pass.

On Sept. 21, at the Trin­ity Con­cep­tion Agri­cul­ture and Home­crafts Fair in Har­bour Grace, con­tes­tants from all over the Trin­ity and Con­cep­tion bays be­tween ages eight and 18 will com­pete for the Miss Teen Trin­ity Con­cep­tion and Trin­ity Con­cep­tion Ju­nior Miss ti­tles dur­ing an af­ter­noon gala. This will be the sec­ond year for the ju­nior miss com­pe­ti­tion.

Last year, with a record 27 con­tes­tants, teen ti­tle­holder Heather Hig­don from Green’s Har­bour and ju­nior ti­tle­holder Aileen Pike of Har­bour Grace were crowned at the S.W. Moores Me­mo­rial Sta­dium.

This year the pageant is ex­pected to be big­ger and bet­ter than ever, Jenk­ins said.

She ex­plained the ti­tles are awarded to those in Trin­ity Con­cep­tion who are lead­ers in their com­mu­ni­ties, vol­un­teers, achiev­ers and those who want to travel the re­gion as role mod­els for younger chil­dren.

But, the pageant has also given young fe­males the chance to gain self-con­fi­dence.

“Our or­ga­ni­za­tion of­ten sees con­tes­tants of vary­ing per­son­al­i­ties, in­clud­ing those who are shy and re­served to those who are out­go­ing and talkative, and ev­ery­thing in be­tween,” Jenk­ins said.

Jenk­ins added, be­cause of this mile­stone, there will be some new and ex­cit­ing ad­di­tions this year, in­clud­ing new crowns and a spe­cial event for both par­ents and con­tes­tants.

And like last year, awards will be given for friend­ship, people’s choice, pho­to­genic and fit­ness. A new award in part­ner­ship with event spon­sors is in the plan­ning stages.

Ap­pli­cants should be from the Trin­ity Con­cep­tion area; Nor­man’s Cove to Holy­rood in the south to Grate’s Cove in the north. The pageant will con­sist of an in­ter­view, fit­ness test, ca­sual wear, evening wear, and fi­nal­ists will have to an­swer im­promptu ques­tions. Teens will also have to pre­pare a short speech on a topic of their choice.

“Our pageant com­mit­tee prides it­self on fo­cus­ing on the in­tel­li­gence, aca­demics, lead­er­ship and vol­un­teer work of the young women in Trin­ity Con­cep­tion,” Jenk­ins said.

Ap­pli­ca­tions are be­ing ac­cepted for the two age groups — ages eight to 12 for ju­nior and 13-18 for teen. The dead­line is Thurs­day, July 31. De­tails can be found at www.mis­steentc.com.

Photo by Sab­rina Jenk­ins/Spe­cial to The Com­pass

Trin­ity Con­cep­tion Ju­nior Miss Aileen Pike (left) and Miss Teen Trin­ity Con­cep­tion Heather Hig­don have been at­tend­ing lo­cal events across the re­gion since they were crowned last Septem­ber.

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