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Applications are now being accepted for the Miss Ray County Scholarship Pageant to be held at the historic Farris Theatre at 7 p.m., Saturday, Mar. 21.
The Miss Ray County Scholarship Pageant Committee is pleased to announce that this year’s pageant will again be a closed pageant, meaning the contestants must be Ray County residents.
This isn’t the only qualification of course. The young ladies’ ages must fall between at least 17 years of age, and a senior in high school as of Sept. 30, 2008, and not more than 24 years of age as of Mar. 21, 2009.
Each contestant will compete in the following categories: interview, talent, aerobic/sportswear and evening gown. It will also be important for contestants to have a Platform Issue. This is something the contestant feels strongly about, perhaps an organization and what they stand for, or an issue that the contestant feels needs to be addressed. Each contestant will discuss her platform issue with the judges during her interview.
According to Tara Gottschalk, Miss Ray County Scholarship Pageant executive director, the title of Miss Ray County will not be the only award given.
“The scholarships given during the 2008 pageant were the largest given in the history of the pageant, and the committee is anticipating surpassing these totals,” she said. “We would like to thank the community for their continued support.”
The committee invites the young ladies of Ray County to compete in this pageant to gain some scholarship monies, as well as interviewing skills and much more.
The deadline for applications is Feb. 15. If you or someone you know is interested in competing contact Tara Gottschalk at 816-853-5833.
Photo: 2008 Miss Ray County Addie Duncan waves to the crowd gathered on the square. (File photo)

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