5:46 PM EST, December 12, 2012
The fifth annual Miss Appalachia competition is Saturday, Jan. 19. Young women ages 13 to 17 may enter the Outstanding Teen competition, and those ages 18 to 23 may enter the Miss competition.
There is also a sign-up for girls ages 3 to 9 for the Princess program, and 9 to 12 for the Preteen program. The Princess program is a mentoring program only.
The winners will compete for the title of Miss Maryland in June in Hagerstown.
Deadline to enter the Miss Appalachia competition is Sunday, Dec. 30.
The winners will serve as a role model for young women and as an ambassador for The Miss America Organization. They also will urge girls and young women to develop leadership skills and to take an active role in their communities.
Each year, the Miss America Organization makes available more than $40 million in cash and tuition scholarship assistance.
Based in Linwood, N.J., the Miss America Organization provides young women with a vehicle to further their personal and professional goals and instills a spirit of community service through a variety of nationwide community-based programs. On an annual basis, Miss America state and local titleholders, along with the Organization's network of volunteers, participate in more than 12,000 community-service projects, providing in excess of 500,000 service hours to worthy causes. For more information about the Miss America Organization, go to www.missamerica.org
For more information, about the Miss Appalachia pageant, email Teresa Whetzel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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