Apply now for county Junior Miss program |

Apply now for county Junior Miss program

Nevada County’s Junior Miss program is open to all high school junior girls in the county who are U.S. citizens. The categories in which contestants are evaluated are scholastics, 20 percent; interview, 25 percent; talent, 25 percent; fitness, 15 percent; and poise, 15 percent.

Junior girls should contact their school counselor for more information or call Clark at 478-1144 for an application. The application deadline is Jan. 28.

The program will be March 16 at Nevada Union High School.

Fritzie Clark will be chairwoman of Nevada County’s Junior Miss program. She is the mother of Mei Ling Clark, Nevada County’s Junior Miss for the class of 2001.

Nevada County’s Junior Miss will advance to California’s Junior Miss contest in Rohnert Park in August. California’s Junior Miss program awards nearly $30,000 in scholarships each year. California’s Junior Miss advances to America’s Junior Miss in Mobile, Ala., in June of her senior year.

The program’s goal is to encourage young women to complete their college educations and assume roles of leadership in their communities and professions.

America’s Junior Miss was founded in 1957 and is the oldest and largest scholarship program for high school girls. More than 700,000 young women compete at the local, state and national levels for $26 million in scholarships each year.

America’s Junior Miss has awarded a total of scholarships for more than $81 million to girls across the nation.

– The Union staff

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