Your daughter, friend or next-door neighbor could be the next Miss America. The first step begins with the Miss Santa Clara Competition.
The Miss Santa Clara/Miss Silicon Valley and Miss Santa Clara’s/Miss Silicon Valley’s Outstanding Teen Competitions, official preliminaries of the Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Programs, will showcase the talents and accomplishments of local college, high school and junior high school students in our community. Young women must live, work, or attend school in Santa Clara. The Teen Competitions (girls ages 13-16) and the Miss Competitions (women ages 17-24) will be held on Jan. 11, 2014 at the Mission City Center for the Performing Arts in Santa Clara. Both sets of contestants will compete in Interview, On-Stage Question, Physical Fitness, Talent and Evening Wear categories.
The deadline to enter is Saturday, Nov. 2. In order to compete, contestants must attend a mandatory orientation. The next orientations will be Oct. 18 and Nov. 2 at the Henry Schmidt Park Building on the corner of Los Padres Boulevard and Saratoga Avenue.
The Miss Santa Clara Auxiliary will award over $20,000 in educational scholarships. The funds will be distributed to the winners, runners-up, and other contestants who win special awards, including Top Interview and Miss Congeniality. All contestants are guaranteed a minimum scholarship regardless of their standing at the end of the competition. There is no fee to enter the competition.
This year’s competition will feature Miss Santa Clara Princesses (girls ages 4-10). The princess program is not a competition. Every princess will be invited to a princess tea party, receive a sash and tiara and will be the stars of a production number.
More information can be found at http://www.facebook.com/MissSantaClara?ref=hl. To learn more about the Miss Santa Clara Princess Program or to R.S.V.P. to attend a Contestant Orientation, please contact Mary McCaman at 408-858-9364 or firstname.lastname@example.org.