Make sure to attend to see which contestant has what it takes to be the next Miss Johnston County. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by contacting MissJohnstonEd@aol.com or by contacting the Auditorium box office at (919) 209-2099 or by visiting their website at www.johnstoncc.edu/performingarts/events.aspx. The 2010 Miss Johnston County will go on to compete for the title of Miss North Carolina and a chance to compete for Miss America in June. Miss Johnston County 2010 will receive a $1,000 cash scholarship, $1,000 in-kind scholarship to Johnston Community College, and a $1,000 in-kind scholarship to Campbell University. She will also receive various other prizes and awards. The 2010 Johnston County’s Outstanding Teen and Garner’s Outstanding will compete in the North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen Pageant in June for the opportunity to compete in the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant. The Miss Johnston County Scholarship Organization is proud to welcome 16 contestants from around the area to the competition. The Executive Director of the Miss Johnston County Scholarship Organization, Michelle Denning said she is impressed with the caliber of this year’s contestants.
“We are very pleased with the number of intelligent, ambitious and talented young women who have entered the competition,” Denning said. “With the number of outstanding contestants, it will be a challenging task for the judges to choose the 2010 Queens.”
Contestants will compete in five phases of competition, including private interview, on-stage question, talent, fitness, and evening wear. During the competition, each contestant will also discuss her chosen platform, a social or community issue of concern to herself and our society at large.
During her year of service, Miss Johnston County will speak to government officials, business leaders, community groups, and all types of citizens about her platform issue and encouraging them to become involved in her cause.
“I have truly enjoyed my year of service as Miss Johnston County 2009 and am proud to have traveled the area raising awareness of my platform program TECH KIDS, an educational technology initiative for N. C. Public Schools,” said Ashley Beasley, the reigning Miss Johnston County. “I know that the leadership skills I have gained and the more than $3,000 in scholarship money I have earned from this experience will help me as I continue to pursue my education as a graduate student at Meredith College.
“Miss Johnston County 2010 will not only serve as a role model for young women and as an ambassador for the Miss America Organization, she will also urge girls and young women to develop their leadership skills and to take an active role in their communities.”
The Miss Johnston County Scholarship Organization provides opportunities for young women to achieve their personal and professional ambitions. Contestants also participate in community service activities and develop leadership skills that help them excel in their chosen career and life goals. The Miss Johnston County Scholarship Organization is a not-for-profit affiliate of the Miss America Organization, which is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Each year, the Miss America Organization makes available more than $40 million in cash and tuition scholarship assistance. Based in Linwood, New Jersey, the Miss America Organization provides young women with a vehicle to further their personal and professional goals and instills a spirit of community service through a variety of unique nationwide community-based programs.
On an annual basis, Miss America state and local titleholders, along with the Organization’s network of volunteers, participate in more than 12,000 community-service projects, providing in excess of 500,000 service hours to worthy causes. For more information about the Miss America Organization please visit www.missamerica.org.