[ Show ]
Support VoyForums
[ Shrink ]
VoyForums Announcement: Programming and providing support for this service has been a labor of love since 1997. We are one of the few services online who values our users' privacy, and have never sold your information. We have even fought hard to defend your privacy in legal cases; however, we've done it with almost no financial support -- paying out of pocket to continue providing the service. Due to the issues imposed on us by advertisers, we also stopped hosting most ads on the forums many years ago. We hope you appreciate our efforts.

Show your support by donating any amount. (Note: We are still technically a for-profit company, so your contribution is not tax-deductible.) PayPal Acct: Feedback:

Donate to VoyForums (PayPal):

Wednesday, September 30, 8:53:40Login ] [ Contact Forum Admin ] [ Main index ] [ Post a new message ] [ Search | Check update time | Archives: 12345[6]7 ]
Subject: Westwood senior to partake in Junior Miss competition

By Parna Sarkar-Basu/ Staff Writer
[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]
Date Posted: 02/18/05 4:08:40pm

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Westwood High School senior Cecelia Pope is competing in the Junior Miss Competition this month. - Staff photo by Jeff Gahres

Cecilie Pope wants to be the state's Junior Miss for 2005, and she has extra incentive to do just that: She wants to bring the title back to town for the second year in a row.

The Westwood High senior hopes to receive the crown from Meghan Joyce, the Westwood High graduate who is the reigning Massachusetts Junior Miss.

Candidates will gather at Franklin on Feb. 19, for rehearsal and week-long activities, and will be judged in five categories -- interview, scholastics, fitness, talent and self expression.

"I think this is the coolest thing to do," said Pope. "It's not just a pageant."

Pope said she likes this pageant because it is more than a beauty contest and offers college scholarship. Of all the categories, Pope said she likes the talent and fitness categories.

"I like to perform," said Pope, with a twinkle in her eyes. "It's better than just writing essays."

Pope said she is looking forward to spending time with the other candidates and rehearsing for the program and the visit to the State House. For the fitness category, the talents will be learn a dance routine, which will include push-ups and sit-ups, she added.

"It'll be very tiring, but it'll be fun," said Pope, a former gymnast.

Pope said she will be wearing a "black Spanish-looking dress" while performing "Csardas" by Monti on the violin.

Parents and staff are excited for Pope.

"This will be fun," said mother Carolyn. "She's really looking forward to it. She likes to dress up in ball gowns."

Carolyn said she likes this program as it looks at a candidate's academic achievement. Her daughter is a member of the National Honors, National Arts and National Spanish societies, said the proud parent.

"She is a talented young women," said Guidance Counselor Maryanne Bowe and wishes Pope luck at the event.

Bowe was also the counselor for Meghan Joyce, the reigning state Junior Miss.

"They are just self-motivated individuals who seek out opportunities and challenges," said Bowe.

Joyce, Massachusetts Junior Miss 2004, was one of top five finalists in last year's national title contest. She is currently studying English at Harvard University and is looking forward to participating in the event and transferring the crown to the new Massachusetts representative.

"I am sad it's over," said Joyce. "But it was fun."

Joyce said she will continue to volunteer within her community and help coordinate future state programs.

Though Joyce has not met Pope, her tip to the contestant is, "Have fun and make friends. Don't take the competition too seriously."

Massachusetts Junior Miss is an official preliminary for the America's Junior Miss annual national finals program. The Massachusetts representative will be crowned on Feb. 26 at the Horace Mann Auditorium in Franklin, and will travel to Mobile, Ala., to complete with 49 state winners for the title of America's Junior Miss 2005.

Parna Sarkar-Basu can be reached at psarkar@cnc.com or 781-433-8355.

[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]

Post a message:
This forum requires an account to post.
[ Create Account ]
[ Login ]
[ Contact Forum Admin ]

Forum timezone: GMT-12
VF Version: 3.00b, ConfDB:
Before posting please read our privacy policy.
VoyForums(tm) is a Free Service from Voyager Info-Systems.
Copyright © 1998-2019 Voyager Info-Systems. All Rights Reserved.