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Subject: Evil has a face. Evil has a voice. WGN just ran a devastating story on Amalia and the Miss illinois disaster. another installment is tomorrow. https://www.facebook.com/WGNTV/videos/vb.7938522410/10152962058892411/?type=2&theater


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Date Posted: 22:26:13 07/28/15 Tue


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Subject: WGN Chicago exposing Miss IL program tonight and tomorrow 7/28 & 29


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Date Posted: 09:58:13 07/28/15 Tue

Tune into WGN channel 9 both Tuesday and Wednesday nights, 7/28 & 7/29 to see the old leadership of Illinois taken to task for the years of their actions against contestants, their families and a legion of volunteers!

Many cable stations carry WGN, if not, here is the web streaming address:

http://wgntv.com/on-air/live-streaming/

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Subject: Here's the Press of Atlantic City Article


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Date Posted: 12:35:37 07/27/15 Mon

Miss America Scholarship Details Remain Unclear

Posted: Sunday, July 26, 2015 6:20 am

JOHN V. SANTORE
Staff Writer

2016 Miss America

The Miss America Organization is changing how it operates its scholarship program — but isn't saying how.

The pageant organization declined to provide specific data in July on the size and impact of its scholarship program, seven months after The Press was first denied that information.

Last fall, the organization declined to share either state-by-state or national statistics detailing the annual scholarships it awards to pageant contestants.

Prior to facing scrutiny in 2014 from comedian John Oliver, who criticized the organization's scholarship claims during an episode of his weekly television show on HBO, Miss America routinely referenced $45 million in scholarship money it "made available" each year.

Instead, in January, former Miss America Organization President Sharon Pearce said the organization was working with "an independent consultant" to assess its scholarship program. Pearce said she expected the review to be "completed within the next several months."

Pearce stepped down from the Miss America Organization in February.

But when The Press asked the group again for scholarship statistics, the organization didn't offer them.

Instead, it released a statement saying that this year, Miss America "underwent a comprehensive audit of our scholarship award process and systems" conducted by Stezala Consulting, LLC, "a national leader in the design, evaluation, and improvement of scholarship programs." "While still ongoing, we are excited for the improvements and efficiencies brought to the organization throughout this process, including the development of online tracking and a database through Salesforce," the statement read.

The pageant organization's statement also said it "provides millions of dollars in scholarship assistance to women on an annual basis," including "academic and community-based scholarships for undergraduate and graduate studies, as well as endowed scholarships for those young women attending medical school, working in special areas for military service awareness, and in the performing arts."

Kim Stezala, president of Stezala Consulting, provided an additional statement, describing the Miss America scholarship awards as "flexible and very relevant to higher education today" and "adhering to all of the U.S. Department of Education policies on scholarships."

For the sake of comparison, The Press requested scholarship data from two other established women's scholarship programs — the Jeannette Rankin Foundation and the Society of Women Engineers.

The Rankin Foundation, which gives scholarships to low income women 35 and older, according to its website, provided a document listing 87 award winners from 2014, each of whom received $2,000, for a total of $174,000.

Bentley Worthy, a spokeswoman for the group, said three people used their awards for living expenses, and the rest were sent directly to the colleges to help cover tuition and fees.

The SWE provides scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students studying engineering, engineering technology,and computer science both in Mexico and the United States, according to its website.

For the 2014-15 academic year, it awarded 232 scholarships totaling $721,300, said Marcia Lampela, one of the organization's managers.

"We sent the scholarship checks directly to the schools, and we reaward any scholarships that are returned," Lampela added.

The society's website also lists past award recipients going back to the 2001-02 academic year, including their award and major.

Last year, in an attempt to produce award totals for Miss America, The Press reviewed publicly available tax forms and websites connected to state Miss America groups and the national organization.

Guidestar, an online database of financial information for nonprofits, contained tax forms listing scholarship information for about half of the state groups.

The Miss America website listed the competitors who won scholarships at the national level, along with the scholarship sums, though it didn't state whether the money was used for an academic purpose. That remains true today.

A review of state group websites found an array of reporting on display. Some websites shared current information, while others were several years out of date or didn't list scholarship data.

These data sources totaled about $2 million in annual scholarship awards.

In early January, Pearce, the former Miss America CEO, said that rough estimate "significantly underestimates scholarships disbursed" by the organization, although she didn't explain why or by how much.

Even the $2 million sum would make Miss America a leading provider of scholarships for women. However, it is also at odds with the group's past public statements concerning its scholarship program.

Pearce wrote in December that Miss America never claimed to give out $45 million each year.

Rather, she said the sum "represents both cash scholarships and the in-kind scholarship opportunities provided by academic partners nationwide who support MAO and the young women in the program."

As of September, 2014, the Miss America website stated that the organization "offers more than $40 million in scholarships to its competitors," although that language was soon replaced with a claim that it "offers millions in scholarships to its competitors" annually.

That statement was still in place as of this July.

Contact: 609-272-7251 JSantore@pressofac.com

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/eedition/news/miss-america-scholarship-details-remain-unclear/article_39c42216-b48b-5b7e-b4f7-85312cb91dee.html


Background video from John Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDPCmmZifE8

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Subject: Send Cards of Support to Our Awesome Teen - EMILY KREJCI


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Date Posted: 05:05:39 07/25/15 Sat

It's time! Send cards to our amazing Outstanding Teen Emily Krejci while she is in Florida! May Emily Krejci continue to shine and do a clean-sweep just like she did in Mansfield.
Her address is: The Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 Attn: Emily Krejci
Let's all wisth her the best of luck and cheer her on as she brings home the national title. We've not had any one win anything since Kelsey B. It's time for a teen win OHIO. She may be just the girl to do it. Go, Emily!!!

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Subject: MAO has Miss OH '14, Mackenzie, back in Atlantic City


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Concert tonight on the boardwalk and again in August to promote talent for the Miss America Pageant.
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Date Posted: 11:48:09 07/25/15 Sat


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Subject: With the return of Miss Mansfield/Miss North Central Ohio on October 17th


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Date Posted: 13:09:19 07/27/15 Mon

Will Erin Curry, Jenna DePizzo, & Shayla Thomas (teen)return to crown their successors or will Laura restart from scratch? Also, Miss Maple City has been pushed back a week from Halloween to November 7th & Northwestern Ohio is back to TBD.

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Subject: Want to know who the pageant psychic is


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Date Posted: 19:59:06 07/25/15 Sat

Just found this post again from the day of the Miss Ohio Finals. I didn't realize at the time how accurate it was:
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Date Posted: 13:56:33 06/20/15 Sat
Miss OH 2015 Top 10:

Melissa Hoying
Jan Moll
Martha Campbell
Dolly Ruffing
Charmae Cottom
Jacky Johnson
Michelle Patterson
Frank Clapper
Gina Hitchens
Iwasa MOOT

Miss Ohio 2015 and SOs representative to Miss America: Dolly Ruffing!
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And the finalists were:

Lake Festival
North Coast
Clayland
Maple City
>Greater Cleveland didn't make it.
Oxford AND GBC
> SEO didn't make it- heard they are going to USA this year.
Sarah Clapper
Amelia Hitchens
And a former MOOT.

8 out of 11, and picked Miss Ohio. Wow, just wow. Now if they can just post this week's winning lottery numbers.

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Subject: Miss America article in Atlantic City Press - A MUST READ http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/missamerica/miss-america-scholarship-details-remain-unclear/article_dcbd1d52-3241-11e5-b4d1-638d26e2f8ef.html


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Date Posted: 11:34:10 07/27/15 Mon


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Subject: Any locals returning? Mansfield, Maumee Valley, etc?


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Date Posted: 22:27:10 07/14/15 Tue


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Subject: Miss Miami Valley/Miss Montgomery County


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Date Posted: 21:39:18 07/10/15 Fri

Miss Miami Valley/Miss Montgomery County is currently seeking contestants. The deadline to submit paperwork is Saturday, August 15, 2015. Due to limited space only 12 contestants can compete. The competition will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at the Montgomery County Fair in Dayton, OH. It is open to all contestants across the state of Ohio. Contact Ronda Morris at 615-584-5652 or 615-773-4311 rondagmorris@gmail.com orTammy Bell at 937-266-1863 or bellsolutions@worldnet.sst.net

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Subject: Lake Festival results?


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Date Posted: 22:27:51 07/18/15 Sat


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Subject: Miss America lottery happening today.


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Date Posted: 16:57:40 07/13/15 Mon

Sarah just picked her spot. I'm a little confused by her selection. Maybe I just don't understand the strategy?

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Subject: GIRLS- APPLY FOR YOUR SCHOLARSHIPS ASAP


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Date Posted: 22:16:45 07/09/15 Thu

GIRLS- APPLY FOR YOUR SCHOLARSHIPS ASAP.

If not, whatever money they do have from ticket, ad, and program book sales, which is their main source of cash, could be 'gone'.

Document everything you send. Pay the post office to have them sign for it. Do it or they will deny you applied. Make sure you do everything correctly and completely.

If you don't get the money within the month, go to Miss America and demand your money immediately. The MAO won't stand for scholarships not to be paid.

Girls who've aged out- please push the point. I imagine the girls who are serious about being Miss Ohio will be hesitant to push for their money, if they ever even ask for it. You have nothing to lose.

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Subject: Who from last year has aged out or is no longer competing? Both girls who made it to state and girls who didn't but competed all season


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Date Posted: 21:55:26 07/13/15 Mon


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Subject: No West Central this year?


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Date Posted: 09:23:05 07/12/15 Sun


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Subject: Come on OHIO get it together!!


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Date Posted: 20:31:12 07/08/15 Wed

Stop Whining and Complaining. Compile the FACTS! Get a petition started! Follow Miss Illinois program in what was effective in ousting the ED!
By way of some examples of default, but not by way of limitation:
1)Conducted a Miss Illinois Pre-Teen Competition

2)State Field Directors, acted on behalf of the State Organization and altered talent scores of local contestants to zero for exceeding the allotted ninety seconds

3)Promoted an inaccurate minimum number of contestants allowed to compete for a local or double competition

4)Engaged in conduct adversely reflecting on MAO

5)FAILED TO TREAT CONTESTANTS WITH PROPER RESPECT, COURTESY AND DIGNITY

6)Failed to conduct the organization consistent with the standards of the Miss America Program.

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Subject: Did anyone else realize that at Miss Maple City last year when Sarah Hider won.? The judges chair was Tim O'Guinn. Tim was also the state judges chair and again Sarah Hider wins. Not to say anything was fixed but it sure makes me wonder if any special information was offered to the judges on his behalf so they would pay attention to Sarah. I guess we will never know.


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Date Posted: 15:35:53 07/03/15 Fri


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Subject: Miss Lake Festival pageant has a whopping 4 contestants....4!!!! What is happening?


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Date Posted: 08:17:39 07/01/15 Wed


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Subject: Am I the only one...


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Date Posted: 17:13:04 07/08/15 Wed

that hates how the runners up and winner are called out of the top 10? I really miss the days of the final 2 left standing and the excitement and emotion of it. Anyone else feel the same?

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Subject: My Miss Ohio Week pics (in full resolution)


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Date Posted: 13:42:45 07/02/15 Thu

Miss Ohio Parade - http://www.flickr.com/photos/steve44070/sets/72157654597219305

Miss Ohio's OT (postgame)- http://www.flickr.com/photos/steve44070/sets/72157654337416838

Miss Ohio 2015 (Pre & postgame & coronation party)- http://www.flickr.com/photos/steve44070/sets/72157654910793086

And while you're there, you can also check out my pictures from previous events for the past 2 years, including some non-pageant related events.

Again, thank you for all the likes & support of what I do & I will see everyone at Miss North Coast on August 8th!!!

Steve

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Subject: For those of you who were at the pageant, obviously without seeing the interview but all the other stages of competition, who would have been your top 5 and winner.


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Date Posted: 21:07:08 07/01/15 Wed


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Subject: Who are the judges of the pageant this year?


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Date Posted: 19:15:28 06/19/15 Fri


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Subject: 2015-2016 Local Pageants-- NOT CONFIRMED


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Date Posted: 17:33:45 06/28/15 Sun

Girls-

Don't count on any pageants with TBD dates.

If you are interested in the Ohio title, it would be wise to compete at:

Clayland
Maple City
Lake Festival (it's closed and Alexis, Veronica and Kelsey Barrett are eligible)

Word on the street is that SEO is switching to a Miss USA local.

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Subject: I LOVE our Miss Ohio's new hairstyle!


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Date Posted: 11:56:32 07/04/15 Sat

So modern and stylish! Fits her personality perfectly.

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Subject: This was the worst show ever!!!


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Date Posted: 09:36:44 06/24/15 Wed


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Subject: New Miss Ohio a Phony.


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Date Posted: 14:37:53 07/03/15 Fri


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Subject: Remember Miss Maine?


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Date Posted: 13:45:21 06/26/15 Fri



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