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Rugby to host teen pageant

By Staff | Dec 24, 2012

Rugby will be hosting the inaugural Rugby Preliminary Miss North Dakota Outstanding Teen and Youth Scholarship Pageant on March 23, 2013. This event will be held in the Rugby High School Auditorium. Julie Grove is the director of this local preliminary pageant and believes the pageant will be successful because there are so many talented young girls in this area that would greatly benefit from this organization.

The purpose and commitment of the Rugby Preliminary Scholarship Pageant is to recognize potential, reward achievement and promote young girls and women in our community by providing opportunities to develop interview and communication skills, enhance performance capability, encourage a healthy lifestyle, and build self-esteem and self-confidence through competition. In addition, it provides savings bonds and scholarship dollars to encourage the young girls and women in our community to continue their education in preparation for their future.

There are four age divisions of competition. They are: Little Miss 1st through 3rd grade; Pre-Teen 4th through 6th grade; Junior Teen 7th through 8th grade; and Outstanding Teen 9th through 11th grade. Contestants are judged on 4 areas of competition which include: Interview, Sportswear, Talent, and Evening Wear.

At the Rugby pageant, there will be two titles awarded in each age division. The Miss Rugby title will be only open for those girls who live in the Rugby school district and the Miss Geographical Center title will be open to anyone living in North Dakota. All of the winners of this local pageant will move on to compete at the Miss North Dakota’s Outstanding Teen and Youth pageant June 1, 2013 in Williston.

Julie’s daughter, Riley, a 4th grader from Ely Elementary, has been competing in the Miss North Dakota Scholarship Youth pageant for the past two years and knows what an opportunity and experience it is. Riley loves doing pageants because she has gained so much confidence and has a great time meeting new friends from across the state. Last year Riley was crowned the Little Miss North Dakota 2012 at the State Pageant in Williston. Julie loves that her daughter is learning great communication skills at a very young age.

“Riley has learned how to interview in front of a panel of five adults and she is only 9 years old,” Grove said. “What a great skill for young girls to learn to help them be successful in their future education and career opportunities.”

For more information or to receive an application for the pageant, please call Julie at 542-2561, or look us up on Facebook at: Rugby’s Outstanding Teen and Youth Pageant.

– Submitted by Julie Grove%

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