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Subject: Miss Mississippi - Tonight's Look


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Date Posted: 00:59:16 12/20/14 Sat



Dress: Laundry by Shelli @laundrybyshelli

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Subject: More Photos


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Subject: Also let's wish good luck to Jasmine Alex - Miss District of Columbia's Outstanding Teen 2008 and top 10 to Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2009 good luck as she competes for Miss District of Columbia USA 2015 this weekend.


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Subject: Mansfield’s Miss Ohio pageant in peril?


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Date Posted: 01:04:40 12/17/14 Wed

http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/local/2014/12/16/mansfields-miss-ohio-pageant-peril/20506729/

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Subject: I am a local director for the last 10 years in a small pageant state. I"m considering moving in the next year to 18 mos to a much more competitive bigger pageant state. I'd love input/suggestions on the best way to proceed with my current local program and the best way to begin in a new State program. No matter when I leave it will be during someones year of service. My current local gives over $20,000 in scholarship, has had 2 Miss state winners, 2 Teen state winners, talent and interview winners almost every year and usually top 10 and top 5 placement and has been generally very successful. Is there a way to apply for franchises and build or take over another local program? Is it best to join a local board as a volunteer in a new state first? I'd love suggestions and input!


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Subject: How do you feel about a Miss singing Let it Go from frozen?


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Date Posted: 15:04:48 12/20/14 Sat


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Subject: I am just curious . I understand our current Amazing OT won't her firs local & then went on to win state the first time along with nationals. Hoe many times have you seen this happen in Miss in your state ? I guess you can include the ones who took multiple time to win their local. I am just curious how how often they win state their first time and or then nationals


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Date Posted: 20:09:44 12/18/14 Thu


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Subject: New Miss New Mexico operator sought


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Date Posted: 00:56:36 12/19/14 Fri

According to a letter from the America Organization, it is currently accepting proposals from interested parties to operate the Miss New Mexico State Organization. A request for proposal has been issued and the deadline for consideration is Friday, Jan. 16. The letter is signed by Marc Angeli, vice president, field operations.

The Miss America Organization declined to renew the contract of Miss New Mexico Executive Director Carol Henry and the rest of the previous state board. Organization officials declined to state their reasons for removing the board. Henry has been part of the New Mexico franchise since at least 2006.

The Miss New Mexico state license will be awarded based on attention to detail, business acumen, vision and actionable plans for the state that are requested in the attached RFP, the letter says. The RFP process is a search by the Miss America Organization for the best leadership and all proposals are reviewed and kept confidential.

According to the RFP, the Miss America Organization, a not-for-profit, “provides personal and professional opportunities for young women to promote their voices in culture, politics and the community.

“It provides a forum for today’s young women to express their viewpoints and showcase their talents on the local, state and national levels. Most of the participants in the Miss America program have either earned, or are in the process of earning undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and they utilize Miss America scholarships to help further their education.”

http://www.abqjournal.com/513762/abqnewsseeker/new-miss-new-mexico-operator-sought.html

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Subject: Ok opinions: has anyone used the Olay Professional Pro-X Facial Cleaning System Microrotating brush? Similar to the Clarins System? I've used the Clarins and mine broke after 3 years. Booo. I read a lot of reviews on the Olay system and I was in ULTA the other day and saw it and purchased it. Figuring I would try it out. I had a ton of points so it ended up costing me $19 instead of $49 I think. Has anyone else used this? So far, I'm two weeks in and I really like the results better than I had with my Clarins.


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Date Posted: 21:48:56 12/17/14 Wed


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Subject: Pageant Workshop in Opelika, AL


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Date Posted: 09:30:44 12/16/14 Tue

Hey folks! I hope everyone is having a wonderful Holiday Season! I'm heading home to Alabama this coming weekend and hosting a pageant workshop to give some pointers in regard to paperwork, interview, sponsorship opportunities and the job of a title-holder. This will be a quick snapshot in to what Claire and I do with DEFINE! Each session is an hour and a half and $30/person. I would love to see you there if you are located nearby. This is perfect for local committees and girls alike. There will be a Q&A as well.

Miss Alabama 2013, Chandler Champion, will be making an appearance, too, to discuss the actual job of Miss Alabama (since how would I know??) :)

Register: MakeYourMoveDanc@aol.com (no "e")

When:
Sunday December 21, 2014
"Teen" 1:30-3:00 pm
"Miss" 4:00-5:30 pm

Where:
Make Your Move Performing Arts
1220 Fox Run Ave Suite 212
Opelika, AL 36801

Price: $30.00 or PRICELESS! :D

Merry Christmas!!

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Subject: Miss Florida Contestants


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Date Posted: 19:05:35 11/18/14 Tue

Miss Apopka - Sarah Davis (New)
Miss Boca Raton - 3/7/15
Miss Broward County - 2/28/15
Miss Central Florida - 1/17/15
Miss Coral Gables - 3/29/15
Miss Daytona Beach - 1/17/15
Miss Florida Gator - Kierra Janay Brown (New)
Miss Florida International University - 1/24/15
Miss Ft. Lauderdale - 2/28/15
Miss Gainesville - Rachel Smith (2013)
Miss Hialeah - 3/29/15
Miss Homestead - 3/7/15
Miss Jacksonville - 2/7/15
Miss Kendall - 3/29/15
Miss Largo - 3/7/15
Miss Manatee County Fair - Haviland Kebler (New)
Miss Manatee River - Sara Zeng (MD 2014-4th R/U, Prelim & Overall Talent Winner)(MD 2013-2nd R/U, Prelim & Overall Talent Winner)
Miss Miami - 3/29/15
Miss Miami Beach - 3/7/15
Miss Miami-Dade - 3/29/15
Miss Nature Coast - 2/14/15
Miss Ocala - Arianna Beyer (2014)
Miss Orlando - Kelsey Beck (FL 2014-Top 11)(MA2013-4th R/U)
Miss Orange County - Chloe Lupo (2014-2nd R/U, Prelim SS Winner, FL Sweetheart; Top 10 at National Sweetheart)(2013-3rd R/U, Prelim EG and Interview Winner)(2012-4th R/U, Prelim SS, EG Winner)(2011-Top 15)(2010)(2009)
Miss Osceola - 2/21/15
Miss Palm Beach County - 2/21/15
Miss Pasco County - 1/10/15
Miss Pasco County Fair - 1/10/15
Miss Pinellas - 3/7/15
Miss Ponte Vedra - 1/17/15
Miss River City - 2/7/15
Miss St. Petersburg - 3/7/15
Miss Suncoast - 2/14/15
Miss South Beach - 3/29/15
Miss South Florida - 2/7/15
Miss South Florida Fair - 1/17/15
Miss Tampa - 2/7/15
Miss University of Florida - 2/16/15
Miss University of Miami - Ashlhea Louis (Overall Talent Winner)
Miss Winter Garden - 1/17/15
Miss Winter Park - Gloria Nix (GA2014-NFT Winner)

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Subject: Happy Holidays


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Date Posted: 03:38:59 12/11/14 Thu



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Subject: Have had more than enough of this person rearranging the board.


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Date Posted: 11:28:49 12/21/14 Sun

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Subject: Miss DC and Miss MD enjoy the Capital Ball


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Subject: Let's wish good luck to Alexandra "Alex" Miller as she competes for Miss Oklahoma USA 2015 this weekend. She was 2nd runner up to Miss Miss Kansas 2007, and she was 2nd runner up to Miss Kansas 2008 and 1st runner up to Miss Kansas 2009 and 3rd runner up to Miss Kansas 2010. GOOD LUCK ALEX


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Date Posted: 14:09:30 12/20/14 Sat


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Subject: Miss North Carolina Contestants


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Date Posted: 00:25:56 11/12/14 Wed

Miss Asheville - Brianne Schlott (New)
Miss Blue Ridge Valley - Erika Duckworth (New)
Miss Cabarrus County - 1/3/15
Miss Capital City - 3/7/15
Miss Central Carolina - 2/7/15
Miss Clayton - 3/7/15
Miss Dunn - Kate Peacock (New)
Miss Fayetteville - 1/24/15
Miss Garner - Rachel Chavez (New)
Miss Gaston County - Mackenzie Church (New)
Miss Gastonia - Christina Benedict (New)
Miss Goldsboro - 1/24/15
Miss Greater Cape Fear - 1/17/15
Miss Greater Carolina - Daniela Serna (New)
Miss Greater Sampson County - Emily Tucker (2014)
Miss Greater Sandhills - Taylor Batten (New)
Miss Greater Southeastern - 3/7/15
Miss Johnston County - 2/14/15
Miss Kinston Lenoir - 2/7/15
Miss Mecklenburg - 2/7/15
Miss Metrolina - 1/10/15
Miss Moore County - Rachel Jackson (New)
Miss Mount Holly - 1/24/15
Miss Queen City - 1/10/15
Miss Randolph County - Katie Archer (2013)
Miss Rowan County - Toria Mangum (2013)
Miss Shelby - 1/17/15
Miss Spivey's Corner - 2/21/15
Miss Stanly County - Nicole Kippes (New)
Miss Statesville - Katie Knowles (2013)
Miss Thomasville - 2/7/15
Miss Union County - 2/7/15
Miss Wilmington - 1/31/15

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Date Posted: 08:29:11 12/21/14 Sun


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Subject: Takes step to keep Miss Ohio here


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Date Posted: 04:52:21 12/21/14 Sun

The real reasons for the questionable future of the Miss Ohio Scholarship Pageant here in Mansfield have not been made clear.

The Miss America Scholarship Pageant put out a call for new proposals to operate the pageant, but the national group has not publicly explained why it wants to make a change.

This call for proposals opens the door for an organization to move the pageant from Mansfield to another Ohio city. Although the risk of such a move seems somewhat slim, a move would cost the city around 3,000 visitors each summer and an estimated economic impact of $176,000.

Although the Miss America pageant has not articulated the reasons behind the request for new proposals, comments from current and past Miss Ohio officials suggest a power struggle is underway for control of the Mansfield event.

Current pageant officials point out the event is now financially solvent and has been adding local pageants around the state. But there are hints in their comments that they suspect former Miss Ohio board members and officials are interested in regaining control.

This internal and juvenile behind-the-scenes power struggle could cost Mansfield an event that brings visitors and revenue, but also generates pride.

The Miss Ohio Scholarship Pageant would get lost in larger Ohio cities. They have much bigger events to focus on.

Although the benefit to the local economy is a major factor, this pageant also benefits talented young women from across the state. It provides them with scholarship dollars that lead to educational and professional opportunities.

Many of the officials on past and current Miss Ohio boards are not from the Mansfield area. They may not have the desired allegiance to our community.

We urge some dedicated Mansfielders to step forward and work to resolve the petty differences that seem to exist between those who want control of the pageant. Find out what specifically is troubling Miss America officials and resolve those issues on behalf of Mansfield. Time is short because new proposals are due Jan. 16.

http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/opinion/editorials/2014/12/21/takes-step-keep-miss-ohio/20638591/

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Subject: Some of the 2015 Miss Hawaii Contestants with Miss Hawaii's Outstanding Teen, Tarah Driver at the Laulima Giving Program Telethon this morning!


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Subject: Condolences to the Miss Connecticut family on the untimely loss of longtime volunteer Amber Ely.


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Date Posted: 13:18:14 12/20/14 Sat


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Subject: Just read in US WEEKLY that former Miss Kansas, Theresa Vail...got her own reality show on The OUTDOOR channel. Remember her? The gorgeous Miss Kansas with the military background, and the very visible tattoo?


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Date Posted: 13:43:33 12/20/14 Sat


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Subject: Americas Got Talent Auditions


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Date Posted: 21:51:27 12/18/14 Thu

Hello!

My name is Megan and I'm a Casting Producer for the NBC show America's Got Talent.

I wanted to get in touch with you because we are hosting open call auditions for Season 10 of the show in Chicago/St. Louis January 24, 25, and 26. We'd love it if you'd help us spread the word by sharing the attached flyers with a list-serve at your chamber, posting to an events page, and by posting on a Facebook, Twitter or other social media page.

As we all know there are TONS of talented folks out there, and I'd love your help in getting another top 5 act or winner this season from your area

If you can please make sure you emphasize that ALL interested talent should pre-register on our website as soon as possible to reserve their spot:

www.agtauditions.com

Feel free to contact me via phone at 818-480-7158 or via email at this address. Would really appreciate your support.

Thank you very much! Hope you have a great day!

http://www.americasgottalentauditions.com/

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Subject: The Beautiful Miss NJ 2014


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Subject: Savannah is just about ready to perform at MOA in her Glitz! Gown with Hearts Performing Arts. Corinna and Kathryn, former titleholders are also going on too!


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Subject: Miss Maryland Pageants


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Date Posted: 00:58:53 11/27/14 Thu

Miss Historic Maryland and
Miss Historic Maryland's Outstanding Teen
December 13, 2014 at Garrett College in McHenry, Maryland
Pageant at 4 P.M.
Tickets $15
Interested contestants should email at misshistoricmd@hotmail.com

Miss Appalachia, Miss Appalachia Outstanding Teen & Miss Appalachia Pre-teen
January 4, 2014 at 5PM
Antietam Recreation Hall - Hagerstown, MD
Tickets $10
For More Information

The Miss Baltimore and
Miss Annapolis Scholarship Pageants
Saturday January 10, 2015: Interviews and Rehearsals
Sunday January 11, 2015: Finale Show
For all information, please contact Dee Mohamed at BaltimoreAnnapolisPageant@gmail.com
*Accepting Miss, Teens, Preteens, and Princesses*

Miss Washington County and Miss Western Maryland Scholarship Foundation, Inc.
Designer Bag Fundraiser
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Event Flyer

Miss University City, Teen and Pre Teen Pageant
January 24, 2015 at 5PM
Allegany College of Maryland
Email for More Information
Website

Miss Washington County & Miss Western Maryland
Scholarship Pageant
Febuary 21, 2014 at 7PM
Hagerstown Community College

Miss Frederick & Miss Frederick Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Frederick Community College
For More Information

Miss Allegany County & Miss Cumberland with Outstanding Teen and Preteen Scholarship Pageant
March 21, 2015
Allegany Collge of Maryland - Theatre
Cumberland, MD 21502
For More Information, Email

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Subject: Miss Delaware Contestants


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Date Posted: 18:25:49 11/18/14 Tue

Miss Diamond State - Amanda Debus (2014-2nd R/U, Prelim Talent Winner, CMN Miracle Maker Award)(2013-NFT Winner, CMN Miracle Maker Award, Miss America Community Service)(2012-Top 10, Peoples Choice)(Miss Delaware Teen USA 2011)(DEOT - 2008)
Miss Hockessin - 1/18/15
Miss New Castle County - Keturah Braithwaite (2014-Semifinalist)
Miss Newark - Taylor DuVall (New)
Miss Sussex County - Jenna Hitchens (2014)(2012)
Miss Wilmington - Emily Beale (New)

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Subject: How do you sign up to get a Christmas card from your miss state and miss america herself ??


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Subject: Any idea when the Miss America 2015 scholarship data will be posted on missamerica.org


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Date Posted: 00:44:34 12/16/14 Tue


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Subject: I am thinking more and more about switching to Miss USA system.


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Date Posted: 00:22:06 12/20/14 Sat

Love their scholarships, especially those at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO.

Surprised that I did not realize the MUSA scholarship opportunities that are available.

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Subject: Kira at ACCAs


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attends the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards at Music City Center on December 15, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for dcp

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Subject: Miss SC Contestants


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Date Posted: 22:27:43 11/14/14 Fri

Miss Aiken County - 1/24/15
Miss Blue Ridge Foothills - Shiobhan Fraser (2014)
Miss Boiling Springs - 1/10/15
Miss Camden - 1/3/15
Miss Capital City - 1/18/15
Miss Charleston Southern - Genesis Hodges (New)
Miss Chesnee - 1/31/15
Miss Claflin University - 4/19/15
Miss Columbia - 1/18/15
Miss Duncan - 1/10/15
Miss Electric City - 2/2/15
Miss Falcon - Murphy Lee (New)
Miss Florence - 1/31/15
Miss Fountain Inn - 2/7/15
Miss Greater Easley - 1/3/15
Miss Greater Greer - 1/17/15
Miss Greenville Scottish Games - Anna Mills Polatty (SC 2012-Top 10; Overall Talent Winner)
Miss Hartsville - 1/31/15
Miss Hilton Head Island - 1/31/15
Miss Inman - 1/10/15
Miss Lake Wateree - 2/8/15
Miss Lander University - Haley Alexandria Moore (New)
Miss Laurens County - 1/24/15
Miss Lexington - 2/15/15
Miss Liberty - Marie Caldwell (New)
Miss Loris - 2/7/15
Miss Lyman - Chasie Coley (New)
Miss Midlands - 2/7/15
Miss Midstate - 2/27/15
Miss Mount Pleasant - 1/10/15
Miss North Charleston - Sterling Rentz (New)
Miss North Greenville University - Samantha Monteith (New)
Miss Orangeburg County - Sadia Robinson (2014)
Miss Pickens County - Alexis Adams (New)
Miss Richland County - 2/7/15
Miss River City - 2/27/15
Miss SC Sweet Potato Festival - Caitlin Walzer (2014)
Miss Simpsonville - 2/7/15
Miss Spartanburg - Whittany Evans (2013)
Miss Spartanburg Methodist College - 1/24/15
Miss Spirit of Chesnee - 1/31/15
Miss Summerville - 1/17/15
Miss Travelers Rest - Madison Boatwright (New)
Miss Upstate Pageant - 1/17/15
Miss Wade Hampton Taylors - Megan Shuler (New)
Miss Walterboro - 1/10/15
Miss Yellow Jasmine - 2/27/15

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Subject: Miss America 2015 Receives Domestic Violence Advocacy Award From The Weinberg Center For Elder Abuse Prevention


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RIVERDALE, N.Y., Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kira Kazantsev, Miss America 2015, received today the first annual "Make the Call" award by the Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention, located at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, for her advocacy efforts on behalf of domestic violence victims. The Weinberg Center, the nation's first elder abuse shelter, has taken a leadership role in domestic violence advocacy within the workplace through the "It's Your Call" program – the first domestic violence employee resource program within a long-term care facility.

"Through the 'Love Shouldn't Hurt' initiative, Miss America 2015 has spent countless hours changing people's minds about domestic violence through education and frank conversation," said Daniel Reingold, President and CEO of the Hebrew Home at Riverdale. "This award is in recognition of her commitment to raising awareness and starting the dialogue that will hopefully end domestic violence."

One in four women, and one in seven men in the United States will experience domestic violence in their lifetimes.

"As Miss America 2015, I am committed to casting a spotlight on the issue of domestic violence and to empowering victims to break the cycle of power and control and create new lives of safety and freedom," said Ms. Kazantsev. "I am grateful to the Hebrew Home and the Weinberg Center for taking a leadership position to end elder abuse and domestic violence, two life-threatening issues that impact families daily."

The Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention is the nation's first elder abuse shelter, and has provided over 61,000 days of emergency shelter since its 2005 opening.

The Hebrew Home at Riverdale is the nation's leading senior care organization, caring for over 10,000 older adults throughout the New York metropolitan area daily.

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Subject: Message from Miss Rhode Island 2014, Ivy DePew


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December 16
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Hello, Facebook friends and family!

Because I am undergoing surgery tomorrow, I wanted to give you all an update.

I hope that this holiday season finds you all happy, healthy, and looking forward to a wonderful new year in 2015. As you may know, 2014 has been a phenomenal year for me, filled with many ups and downs! I completed my master’s degree from Brown University, won the title of Miss Rhode Island, competed in the iconic Miss America Pageant, and got engaged to the love of my life (photos on Instagram @missri2014)! It has truly been an amazing experience, and I have made so many memories and met lifelong friends along the way.

I’m sure that most of you are aware that I made national headlines after collapsing onstage following the Tuesday night preliminary competition. A diligent medical team was able to diagnose me with a sphenoid sinus infection, a serious but rare condition that can be fatal if left untreated. Although I never meant to make the headlines in that manner, I believe everything happens for a reason, and I went to Miss America to literally have my life saved.

Upon returning home and undergoing numerous tests, it was also discovered that I have a separate but related condition called autonomic dysfunction, characterized by orthostatic hypotension and neurocardiogenic syncope. In plain English, the signals between my heart and brain sometimes get mixed up! It is a totally manageable condition, and I have amazing health professionals taking care of me. With proper medication, I have been able to return to most of my day-to-day activities and have enjoyed meeting people from across the state and fulfilling my duties as Miss Rhode Island. My cardiologist is confident that with proper care, my condition is not dangerous - just inconvenient!

However, there has been another bump in the road of 2014 for me. After several follow up visits, it has been determined that the sphenoid condition discovered during Miss America has created some issues that need to be corrected surgically. The amount of love and support from people across the globe has been awe inspiring, and I cannot thank you enough for your thoughts and prayers! I’m going to ask that you continue to send them as I undergo surgery on Wednesday, December 17th and during the recovery period thereafter. I will try to keep everyone updated as much as possible, but I will likely be offline for at least a few days!

Writing this message, I feel like the luckiest woman in the world, knowing that I have friends and family that have stuck by my side during this year and will be standing alongside me in the future! Although surgery is never something to take lightly, it is just a drop in the bucket compared to the blessings that I have received in 2014! Thanks again for all of your support. Hoping that your holidays are merry and bright, I will see you in the new year!

With all my love,
Ivy DePew
Miss Rhode Island 2014

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Subject: Does everyone agree that a pageant is won in interview?


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Date Posted: 14:29:49 12/06/14 Sat


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Subject: What are the rules about the miss being photos with an alcoholic beverage or bottles ? ( of age)


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Subject: MAOT Interviews?


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Date Posted: 10:18:52 12/19/14 Fri

HI, I apologize in advance for posting this on the Miss Board. I am a "Has Been" and my daughter is interested in competing in MAOT this year. I am curious as to the types of current event interview questions they ask the teens. Do you think they would ask about Police Brutality, The Interview - being pulled from theaters, etc? Or would it be more platform or teen based ( Social media, School Issues, Eating disorders etc?) TIA

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Subject: Miss America 1981, Susan Powell


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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11: Miss America 1981 Susan Powell attends the 2014 Tom Postilio & Mickey Conlon's 'We Wish You The Merriest!' Holiday Celebration at The Players Club on December 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/Getty Images)

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Subject: Latest Update on Paige Kassner, Miss Green Bay Area's Outstanding Teen


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Date Posted: 06:34:19 12/18/14 Thu


Update on Paige!

By Amanda Gay — 54 minutes ago

Wednesday, December 17th. It's been slightly over a month since Paige'saccident. As I sit here typing Paige's latest update, I cannot help but thinkhow Christmas is nearly upon us! Paige is on target with therapy requirementsand at this juncture, the discharge date of December 24th still stands! Thatmeans we will have our baby home on Christmas Eve!

Paige has been working super hard all week. In preparation for herdischarge, OT and PT sessions have been increased from twice a day, to 4 timesa day. Days are pretty tiring, yet everyone here is saying that Paige is doingvery well. She is determined. Have there been tears? Absolutely. But for themost part, she has kept a smile on her face and has been trying to maintain apositive mental attitude.

This week, both Joe and myself learned how to assist in Paige's transfers.Yesterday, it was from bed to wheelchair and back, etc. Today, we both learnedto assist in transfers from wheelchair to car! Paige makes our job easy, andher coordination it quite impressive.

Yesterday's X-rays revealed that both her femur and pelvis are healingnicely. Doctors seemed pretty happy about this. However, Paige's humorous hasdeveloped some calcium buildup, which has compromised the range of motion inher right arm. Beginning today, therapy on this arm will become a bit moreaggressive. We've been encouraged to work combine her exercises with somemassage therapy, which over time will hopefully help to break down thisbuildup. Time and patience all around.

Last Saturday, Paige hosted a pizza/movie night here within her wing at thehospital. Thank you to the KHS PR Committee for their generous donation towardsthe purchase of pizzas! A BIG thank you as well to all of Paige's friends(school, dance and pageantry related) who came to share in food, fun and greatfriendships! Paige is truly blessed to have such incredible friends supportingher. The nurses were a little taken aback, but enjoyed the 30+ teens who choseto spend part of their evening with Paige. I'm quite sure the likes of 30+teens in rehab doesn't happen to often;) The kids were great fun and very wellbehaved. Thanks to all who helped make Paige's night a little extra special.The party-goers finally departed around 11 pm.

Next Wednesday is Paige's target date for discharge. In between sessions weare working hard on situating and making the necessary arrangements/adjustmentsin order for her transition home. Paige has a "wish list" ofsort...items she will need in order to head home (wheelchair, walker etc.) Her"wish list" seems to get a little shorter with her progression intherapy, which is a good thing. The less items needed on the "wishlist" mean she is making progress...therefore, particular pieces ofequiptment are not needed.

School is next on our agenda! Paige has missed a bundle, but is eager to getback into the swing of things, despite the need for homeschooling for a stint.Having a routine and keeping on track with her peers in important to Paige, andshe's looking forward to feeling like a high schooler again soon.

Before heading home next week, we plan to make a few stops. One of which isthe ICU, and next being the recovery floor. Each area Paige has transitionedfrom has been outstanding! From the team of surgeons, specialists, nurses, etc.Each and every person who has worked with Paige throughout her journey hasplayed a hand in where she is right now! As mentioned in a previous update onCaring Bridge, Paige is literally a miracle. The progress she has made whilehere has been nothing short of phenominal! Without this team of individualshere at Aurora, we would not be taking our baby home next week. WORDS COULDNEVER TRULY EXPRESS OUR GRATITUDE!

Paige is excited to go home and has even asked if she can leave for a shorttime Sunday. She's sad that she will not be present to dance in her studiosholiday showcase. I'm not quite that leaving will be allowed, but her spiritand thoughts will be with them! Paige wanted everyone to know that if attendingthe Winter Snowcase on Sunday at BayPort High School (Vibe Dance Center'sWinter Snowcase,) that they should also bring a pair of mittens or any coldweather gear items along to donate. Vibe Dance Center will match all donationson behalf of Paige's philanthropy Warm Hands, Warm Hearts Project (www.warmhandsandwarmhearts.com)

On that note: The DePere HS Danceteam is hosting a mitten toss at halftimeof the Thursday, December 18th home basketball game vs Preble. Anyone bringingitems to the game (mittens, gloves, scarves etc) will be allowed FREEadmission! All items will be tossed onto the court at halftime and will laterbe distributed to those in need in Northeast Wisconsin. Thank you to Paige'sdear friend (Bridget Foytik) for spearheading this event. Paige has hostedmitten tosses at KHS for the past few years, and Bridget wanted to do somethingthat she knew Paige would appreciate! Thank you Bridget and the entire DPRedbird Danceteam for supporting this cause that is so near and dear to Paige'sheart.

Next, thank you Jordan Destree of Glitz Photography, Lisa Griesbach andKarlee Nimmer for hosting the Portraits for Paige Day, last Sunday. We heardthat it was a huge success. We are happy that many of our friends were able toreceive a memorable portrait while helping Paige in the process. You...and somany more not listed here, are simply...INCREDIBLE!!!

FINALLY...ahhhhhhhh....those 'thank you's! They will be on their way soon!We are so grateful, so appreciative and so full of joy this Christmas season!We are looking forward to attending Christmas mass and having the opportunitycelebrate with our loved ones.

Blessings to All...

Carla, Joe, Paige & Logan

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/paigeelizabethkassner/journal/view/id/5491dcb9a689b41a27d030f1

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Subject: How can Miss America local scholarship money be used to pay for books? A local director has told me that money can only be paid to the school? How can this work for books?


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Subject: Mary Ann singing in May of 2014


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Subject: Miss Missouri Contestants


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Date Posted: 01:36:04 11/22/14 Sat

Miss Audrain - Cheyenne Parks (2014)
Miss Branson - Audrey Langworthy (New)
Miss Crowder - 2/15/2015
Miss Gateway St. Louis - McKensie Garber (MOOT - 2011)
Miss Hannibal - Scarlett McMullen (New)
Miss Heart of St. Louis - Jennifer Davis (2014-Top 11)(2013-Top 11)
Miss Heartland - Maikieta Brantley (2014-Top 11)(2013-4th R/U)
Miss Joplin - Rebecca Helton (2014)
Miss Kansas City - Darbi Fuhrman (2014-Top 11)(2013-Top 11)
Miss Mark Twain - Andi Hudson (New)
Miss Maryville - 1/10/2015
Miss Metro St. Louis - Brittany Sears (2014-Top 11)
Miss Mid Missouri - 2/28/2015
Miss Midland Empire - 1/24/2015
Miss Moberly - 2/21/2015
Miss Northeast Counties - Stephanie Patton (2013-Top 11, Peoples Choice)
Miss Northwest - 1/10/15
Miss Northwest Counties - 1/10/15
Miss Pulaski County - 2/28/2015
Miss River City - Alexandra Uihlein (New)
Miss Route 66 - Mikaela Carson (2013)
Miss Show Me - 3/7/2015
Miss Spirit of St. Louis - Katie Moeller (2014-Top 11)(2013)
Miss Springfield - Kelsey Dacus (New)
Miss Southeast - TBD
Miss Southern Central - 2/28/2015
Miss Southwest Missouri - TBD
Miss St. Joseph - 1/24/2015
Miss Texas County - Riley Bradley (2014)
Miss Tri Counties - 2/28/2015
Miss Western Missouri - 1/24/2015
Miss Zona Rosa - Ashley Bird (New)

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Subject: RIP Mary Ann. Devastating


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Subject: Over 5 million raised for Broadway Cares! Great to see the pageant community representing on Broadway!!


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Subject: FASHION POLICE THREAD


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Date Posted: 18:23:54 12/17/14 Wed


TEEN APPROPRIATE?


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Subject: Now that most of the state titleholders are halfway through their year of service, how would you evaluate how your Miss State has done so far?


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Subject: If you could write the on-stage questions at Local and State would you go with current events or platform questions and why?


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Subject: Kira


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Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev, with Olaf, attends the taping of the Disney Parks 'Frozen Christmas Celebration' TV Special in the Magic Kingdom Park at the Walt Disney World Resort on December 9, 2014 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The special will air on December 25, 2014.

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Mary Ann Mobley lived in California for decades while starring in movies with Elvis Presley and others, but her daughter said the former Miss America always felt most at home in her native Mississippi.

"She may have traveled the world many times over, but she loved Mississippi the best," Clancy Collins White said Monday at her mother's funeral.

More than 100 relatives, friends and admirers gathered at Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson to remember the singer, actress and documentary filmmaker who died of breast cancer Dec. 9. She was 77.

Collins White said her mother loved big celebrations, and for years had kept a folder with meticulous notes about the music, scripture and poetry she wanted at her own funeral. Mobley — who was born in Biloxi and grew up in the Jackson suburb of Brandon — was buried in another suburb, Ridgeland, where she bought an extra cemetery plot so a bench could be placed next to her gravesite for people to sit and visit, her daughter said. Collins White joked it might be the first time for friends or family to get the last word with her mom.

"There was a reason she was affectionately called 'the mouth of the South,'" her daughter said.

Brad Dye, a University of Mississippi friend who was lieutenant governor from 1980 to 1992, said Mobley brought pride to the state when she was crowned Miss America 1959.

Mobley and her husband, actor Gary Collins, participated in several charitable events in Mississippi, including raising money for scholarships and for relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina. Collins died in 2012.

A retired Mississippi bishop of the United Methodist Church, the Rev. Clay F. Lee, recalled that several years ago, the couple showed up to sing "O, Holy Night" on Christmas Eve at Galloway United Methodist in Jackson, the church Mobley's mother attended. Although their appearance was unannounced, word had spread that they'd be there to sing, and the sanctuary was nearly full by the time they arrived.

"A lot of people wouldn't take time to do that for any church, but Gary and Mary Ann sang, and sang magnificently," Lee said.

In addition to Collins White, Mobley is survived by another daughter, Melissa Collins; a son, Guy William Collins; two grandsons, Garrett and Gaston Collins; and a sister, Sandra Young.

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Subject: Has Miss America ever tried to get Sherri Hill as a sponsor? Her company is so popular it would help the system if our girl was all over her pages online.


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Subject: Congratulations to Lacey Russ on her graduation from Oral Roberts University


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Subject: Can contestants be banned from competing in a state for certain circumstances? I've heard rumors of this happening but wasn't sure if it was true.


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Date Posted: 23:49:58 12/13/14 Sat


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Subject: Interview prep


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Date Posted: 13:39:35 12/17/14 Wed

Hi everyone! I know that there has been a lot on the board lately about what girls are going to be asked in interview and how to best prepare. I wanted to pass along a resource I used and suggested to many of my pageant friends to use to stay current with current events. It's an email newsletter called The Skimm that gets sent out around 6 am M-F and only takes about 5 minutes to read. It's not a bore because it's written by early/mid-twenty something's who can get the point across while still having fun with the news. I can honestly say that the fact that it gave me both sides of some of the more controversial issues was invaluable when figuring out a tactful, yet honest response to hot button issues. I know some locals/states also recommend it to their girls. You can sign up at http://www.theskimm.com/?r=2VB0H

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Subject: Need Some Help


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Date Posted: 16:11:06 12/15/14 Mon

So I've been competing for a few years now and every time I compete my talent (singing) is awful. I'm great off-stage and in other venues but when it comes time for competition the nerves get the better of me.

Typically I've been singing broadway styles songs, a lot of Les Mis and Wicked, it's worth mentioning that I primarily sing in head voice as I have a much more manageable range in head than chest.

I'm looking for
a) either a new talent
b) ideas for songs that might go over a little better
c) or ways to overcome this stage fright

Judges critiques always compliment my confidence in other phases of competition, this is just really my downfall.

Thank you for any help!

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Subject: Don't know why you can't do both. Many companies sponsor and advertise multiple places. Sherri Is more known than Tony Bowles and has deals with celebrities.


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Subject: Miss Illinois Contestants


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Date Posted: 15:52:19 11/05/14 Wed

Miss Blackhawk Valley - Samantha Kammerman (2014 - 4th R/U)
Miss Central Illinois - 1/3/15
Miss Central Valley - 3/7/15
Miss Chain O'Lakes - 2/7/15
Miss Chicago - 1/25/15
Miss Fox Valley - 2/7/15
Miss Gem City - 3/7/15
Miss Gold Coast - 1/25/15
Miss Heartland - Rebecca Palmer (2014)(2013)
Miss Illinois Valley - 3/15/15
Miss Kankakee County - Natalie Swieca (2014-Top 11)
Miss Macomb - 3/1/15
Miss Marion Main Street - Emily Stewart (New)
Miss Metro East - 1/17/15
Miss Metropolis - Emily Travis (2014-Top 11)(2013)(2012)(2011-Semifinalist) (ILOT - 2008)
Miss Mississippi Crown - 1/31/15
Miss Northern Illinois - 3/15/15
Miss Northern Suburbs - Lily Arendt (New)
Miss Prairie State - 2/7/15
Miss Quincy - 3/7/15
Miss River to River - Mackenzie Meadows-Puckett (2014)
Miss Skyline - 2/22/15
Miss Southern Illinois - Crystal Davis (2014-Top 11)
Miss Southern Sweetheart - Brittany Albrecht (New)
Miss Springfield - 1/3/15
Miss Windy City - 1/25/15

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Subject: Is there anyone other than Shandi Finnessey who has competed at Miss America, Miss USA, and Miss Universe?


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Subject: Most Popular Items "Googled" in 2014


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http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/16/tech/web/google-year-in-search-2014/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

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Subject: YouTube's Most Popular Video(s) of 2014


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Subject: Miss PA auditioning for Disney Princess---> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vA5MT9_t8o


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Subject: State Franchises


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Date Posted: 12:01:22 12/09/14 Tue

Periodically, does the MAO automatically 'review', as a matter of policy, all State Franchises for the operation of the state pageant?

The MAO has released an RFP for the Ohio franchise. Is it just a formality to 'select' the current BOD again, or is this an indication the MAO wants change?

I would like to know before considering applying and spending a 100 hours in labor if this is 'just going through the motions pretending we're seeking new leadership because we are required to every so many years' only to keep the current administration.

Any clear confirmation and/or your experience(s) with this in the last few years would be appreciated.

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Subject: Miss Hawaii Contestants


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Date Posted: 19:23:37 11/08/14 Sat

Miss Aloha Hawaii - Keahi Delovio (New)
Miss Aloha Kauai - Janessa Grady (New)
Miss Aloha Lokelani - Joy Tabon (New)
Miss Aloha Maui - Natasha Poepoe (New)
Miss Chinatown Hawaii - Stephanie Wang (New)
Miss Diamond Head - Sunsearay Solatorio (New)
Miss East Oahu - Hali'alani Parish (HIOT - 2008)
Miss Garden Isle - TBD
Miss Honolulu- Brooke Alcuran (New)
Miss Kahala - Alexandra Roth (2013 - 3rd R/U)
Miss Kahikinui Maui - 1/10/15
Miss Kaneohe - Steisha Sheather (2013)
Miss Kaka`ako - Jeanné Kapela (2014-2nd R/U)(HI Sweetheart-2014)
Miss Kona Coffee - Ariel Enriquez (New)
Miss Latina Hawaii - 1/24/15
Miss Maui - 1/10/15
Miss Mauna Ka'ala - 1/31/15
Miss Mililani - Kirstie Naone (New)
Miss Na Hawai‘iki
Miss North Shore - Joanna Patterson (New)
Miss Oahu
Miss Paradise Kauai - TBD
Miss Valley Isle - 1/10/15
Miss Waikiki
Miss West O'ahu - 1/31/15

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Subject: Love Browsing the Sherri Hill Spring 2015 Collection


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Subject: Merriam-Webster names 'culture' word of the year


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Subject: Miss NJ Outstanding Teen - Pageant will take place on January 10!


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Date Posted: 02:27:00 12/15/14 Mon



Good Luck to All!

1st Row:
- Miss Atlantic Shores' OT, Kennedy Stillman
- Miss Avalon's OT, Jaime Gialloreto
- Miss Bergen County's OT, Paige Stabile
- Miss Camden County's OT, Michelle Wanner
- Miss Cape May County's OT, Madison Kennelly
2nd Row:
- Miss Cape Resort's OT, Grace Herdelin
- Miss Cape Shores' OT, Shereen Pimentel
- Miss Central Coast's OT, Megan McGowan
- Miss Coastal Shoes' OT, Augostina Mallous
- Miss Eastern Shoes' OT, Regan White
3rd Row:
- Miss Gateway's OT, Marina Clifford
- Miss Gloucester County's OT, Amanda Peacock
- Miss Island Resort's OT, Ava Tortorici
- Miss Monmouth County's OT, Jess D'Agostino
- Miss Ocean County's OT, Ashley Murphy
4th Row:
- Miss Rampo Valley's OT, Cianna Winkler
- Miss Salem County's OT, Paige Pendleton
- Miss Seashore Line's OT, Madison Welsh
- Miss South Shore Area's OT, Gabrielle Ammirato
- Miss Stars & Stripes' OT, Nina Mojares

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Subject: NM will survive


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Date Posted: 11:37:51 12/14/14 Sun

Someone will get the franchise and the locals will go as planned. For NMSU students Las Cruces will be holding a pageant in January.

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Subject: Stockton College purchases old Showboat Casino in Atlantic City....interesting idea


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Subject: Miss West Virginia Contestants


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Date Posted: 16:38:51 11/18/14 Tue

Miss Berkeley County - 2/21/15
Miss Black Diamond - Kelsey Benson (2014)(2013)
Miss Central West Virginia
Miss Discovery Trail
Miss Doddridge County - 2/1/15
Miss Eastern Panhandle
Miss Hampshire County Fair
Miss Harrison County - 3/14/15
Miss Jefferson County - 1/10/15
Miss Kanawha Valley - 2/7/15
Miss Morgantown - Corie Posey (2014)
Miss North Eastern - 2/21/15
Miss Northern West Virginia - Gabrielle Payne (2013-Top 8)
Miss Shenandoah County - 1/10/15
Miss Southern West Virginia - Hilary Kinney (New)
Miss University City - Kirstie Kalany (2014)
Miss Wheeling - Chelsea Malone (2014-3rd R/U, Prelim Talent Winner)(2013-3rd R/U)

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Date Posted: 23:43:22 11/21/14 Fri

Miss Allegan County - Jessica Glessner (New)
Miss Auburn Midland - Marissa Cowans (2013) (MIOT - 2011)
Miss Bay County - Mallory Rivard (2014)(2013)
Miss Bridge Fest - 1/11/15
Miss Capital City - Kelly Gooch (2014-2nd R/U)(2013-Top 10)
Miss Danish Festival - Lauren Walsh (New)
Miss Downriver - Danica Katnik (New)
Miss Great Lakes - Sarah Bland (New)
Miss Greater Grand Rapids - Alyssa Veliquette (2013)
Miss Greater Kalamazoo - Brooke Rowland (MIOT - 2010)
Miss Heartland - Ashli Maser (2014)
Miss Iosco County - Ashley Flowers (New)
Miss Jackson Crossroads - 1/10/15
Miss Lawrence Tech University - 2/7/15
Miss Lighthouse Coast - 3/6/15
Miss Ludington Area - Marie MacDonnell (New)
Miss Mid Michigan - 2/7/15
Miss Monroe County - Alana Rae Wilson (New)
Miss Oakland County - MacKenzie Strom (New)
Miss Pride of the Peninsulas - Emily Smith (2014-NFT)(2013-NFT)
Miss River Raisin Festival - Jocelyn Near (New)
Miss Saginaw County - Danielle Purtell (New)
Miss Sanilac County - Carleigh Rowley (2014)(2013) (MIOT - 2008)
Miss Shoreline - 1/31/15
Miss South Central - Nicole Miller (2014-1st R/U)
Miss Southwest - Katlynn Kennedy (New)
Miss St. Clair Shores - Lauren Brown (2013-4th R/U)
Miss Stateline - Emily Kieliszewski (2014-4th R/U)(2013)
Miss Sunrise Side - Emilee Madison (New)
Miss Tip of the Mitt - Victoria Lines (2014)(2013)
Miss Washtenaw County - Alexandria Strother (New)
Miss Wayne County - Anna Dai (New)
Miss West Michigan - 1/17/2015

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http://www.wthr.com/story/27605951/miss-indiana-2013-arrested-for-public-intoxication

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Subject: Miss Tennessee Contestants


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Date Posted: 06:30:25 11/09/14 Sun

Miss Austin Peay State - Elizabeth Upshur (New)
Miss Banana Pudding Festival - Katherine Tubb (New)
Miss Capital City - Brady Boyd (2013)
Miss Chattanooga - Stephanie McKain (2014-Non-Finalist Interview Winner)
Miss Collierville - 1/10/15
Miss Decatur County - Karlie Roser (2014)
Miss Dogwood Festival - Rachel Holder (New)
Miss Dyersburg - 1/17/15
Miss East Tennessee - 1/3/15
Miss Fall Fest - Emilee Ketron (2014)(2013)(2012)
Miss Greene County - Hannah Hausman (2014)
Miss Henderson County - Jaclyn Torrento (2014-4th R/U, TN Sweetheart 2014, National Sweetheart-Top 16)(2013-Top 10)(2012)(2011)
Miss Historic Jonesborough - Hannah Everhart (New)
Miss Jackson - Madison Hurst (New)
Miss Johnson City - Kayla Neikirk (2011)
Miss Kingsport - Jacquelyn Crawford (New)
Miss Knoxville - Caty Davis (2013)
Miss Lexington - Cassidy Sheppard (2014-Top 10)
Miss McMinnville - Kristen Gallant (New)
Miss Memphis - 1/3/15
Miss Middle Tennessee State University - Katie McGrath (New)
Miss Mid-South Heritage - Courtney Caton (New)
Miss Murfreesboro - Alex Wallace (New)
Miss Music City - Aria Stiles (Miss TN 2014 - Top 12; Preliminary Talent)
Miss Nashville - Hannah Bobinger (2014)
Miss Parsons - Courtney Walker (2014-Top 10)
Miss Queen City - Mary Beth Arnett (New)
Miss Rocky Top - MerylAnne Dexter (2014)
Miss Scenic City - Hannah Robison (2013-2nd R/U)
Miss Shelby County - 1/3/15
Miss Smokey Mountain - Christine Williamson (2014)
Miss Tennessee Soybean Festival - 1/31/15
Miss Tennessee Valley - Sydney Shadrix (2014-NFT-GA)
Miss Tipton County - Grace Burgess (2014)
Miss UT Martin - 1/31/15
Miss Watauga Valley - Elizabeth Painter (New)

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Subject: A charming video clip of Mary Ann Mobley. Her demeanor and speech are simply elegant and graceful. RIP.


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Subject: I notice that in some states, Festival and Fest titles do relatively well at the state competition each year. Anyone have any idea why?


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Subject: questions


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Date Posted: 13:20:59 12/12/14 Fri

Is there a maximum amount of crowns that can be given out for a single local? (Have heard they can only crown 3)
Is there a minimum number of contestants for each crown? (Have heard 4 contestants is the minimum to crown, so if there are 3 crowns do they require 12 contestants). And if they have 12 registered but some have to drop out due to winning another local/ illness/ whatever can they still crown 3?
Does the national MAO office have a standard set of rules for all locals, (including the above questions about number of crowns, contestants, etc.)?
Several years ago some states were catering to Festivals that crowned Festival Queens to be state locals in order to add numbers to state competition. Is this still the norm, and do they still have to have a swimsuit competition in order to qualify for state completion?
Are the local and state ballots the exact same as the national ballots, in other words are the talent, gown, ss, interview, awarded the same point system on all levels of local-state-national.?
If the locals are not totally governed by the MAO national office, are they totally governed by the state organization, and the same with states are they totally governed by the MAO.?
Thank you for any assistance.

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Subject: Mary Ann Mobley dies.....


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Date Posted: 19:01:31 12/09/14 Tue

Our beloved Miss America, Mary Ann Mobley, passed away quietly this morning, surrounded by her loved ones. Mary Ann will always be remembered for her beauty, grace, her wonderful personality and her giving heart that touched so many.

On September 6, 1958, Mary Ann made history in Atlantic City as she was crowned the first Miss America from Mississippi. Her talent performance was "Un Bel Di" by Puccini and as she walked that famed runway, she immediately captured the hearts of America.

Following her year of service as Miss America, Mary Ann made her Broadway debut in the musical, Nowhere To Go But Up. It proved to be a great success for the launch of her theatrical career; however it was a co-staring role with Hugh O'Brien and Betty Grable in a production of Guys and Dolls that opened the door for her first motion picture contract. She starred opposite another Mississippian, Elvis Presley, in Girl Happy and Harum Scarum at MGM. During that time, she was nominated by the American Cinema Editors for "Best Performance by an Actress in a U.S. Film Debut". The United Theater Owners of America named her one of the "Top Ten Stars of Tomorrow". The Motion Picture Herald Fame Award recognized her as one of the "Box Office Stars of Tomorrow" and the Hollywood Foreign Press presented her with a Golden Globe Award as the "International Female Star of Tomorrow."

Mary Ann also appeared on many hit television series including, Diff'rent Strokes and Falcon Crest. She was also a guest star in more than one hundred comedy and dramatic television series. One of her most treasured roles was in the American television premiere of Ingmar Bergman's The Lie with George Segal. Mary Ann returned many times to the Miss America stage and co-hosted the Miss America 1989 telecast with her husband Gary Collins.

She became a filmmaker, producing documentaries in third-world countries including Cambodia, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Somalia, Kenya, Zimbabwe and the Sudan where she worked on documentaries on the plight of millions of children who are helpless victims of war and deprivation. She was a part of the first American TV film team to enter communist Cambodia. "The trip was one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences of my life" she once stated. She recently filmed Children Running Out Of Time on the work of the medical personnel in these countries. While living in Kenya during the filming of the TV series Born Free, she saw first-hand the devastation and felt a personal commitment to helping the underprivileged of the poor nations of the world.

Mary Ann served with the March of Dimes for the past twenty-five years and also served as the National Chairman of the Mother's March Against Birth Defects and was a board member of The National Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, and The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. By Presidential appointment she was named to the National Council on Disability. Mary Ann was a member of SHARE, Inc., a Los Angeles-based women's organization supporting the Exceptional Children's Foundation for the Mentally Retarded. In Mississippi, she raised funds for the Willowood Foundation which provides homes for young adults with mental and physical learning disabilities. One of the homes is called the Mary Ann Mobley/Gary Collins Group Home. She was most proud of The Mary Ann Mobley Pediatric Wing at the Rankin General Hospital in her hometown of Brandon.

Sam Haskell, Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Miss America Organization has described his 40 year friendship with Mary Ann as one that he truly cherishes.

"When I was a little boy growing up in Mississippi, there were two Mississippi stars who I idolized...one was Elvis Presley and the other was Mississippi's first Miss America Mary Ann Mobley! She was at the hospital when my children were born. She performed in many of my charitable concerts to raise money in Mississippi for needed educational funds as well as Hurricane Katrina victims. We shared a love for our Alma Mater Ole Miss, and we shared many mutual friends in our beloved home state of Mississippi. She challenged me, she loved me, and she made me laugh! I shall miss her!" he stated.

The Miss America Organization extends its heartfelt sympathies to Mary Ann's daughter, Clancy Collins-White - an executive at Warner Bros. Television in Los Angeles, and her extended family during this time of sorrow. We will keep our Miss America Mary Ann Mobley alive in our hearts, and we will keep her family in our thoughts and our prayers.

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Miss IL with Santa

Holiday Dazzle Light Parade

Miss IA at Bass Pro Shops Toys for Tots

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