LAKE ELSINORE – The third annual City Pageant for the cities of Lake Elsinore, Wildomar, and Menifee was held on Saturday, April 14, at Canyon Lake Middle School in Lake Elsinore. Southwest California Pageants conducts the annual scholarship pageant on behalf of the cities.
Girls and unmarried women up to the age of 21 compete in nine age divisions for the opportunity to represent their respective cities at various city, chamber of commerce, community, and charitable functions. Contestants must reside or attend school in the city in which they wish to represent. The pageant is conducted at no cost to the cities.
The evening pageant, which includes three Teen Divisions and the Miss Division, began with an opening dance number performed by the outgoing 2011 City Queens and pageant contestants. The contestants participated in sportswear and evening gown competition, followed by an on-stage question. That, in addition to in-depth personal interviews conducted earlier in the day, determined who would be selected as the new City Queens for the ensuing year. The Children’s City Pageant which includes girls through age 10 was held earlier in the day.
“The young women and girls selected today as 2012 City Queens will serve as good will ambassadors for their cities and take on the responsibilities of being a role model to their peers,” said Southwest California Pageants Director Anne Bowman. “SWC Pageants emphasizes community service as a way of building leadership skills and self confidence. We want these young women to be proud of themselves because of what the have accomplished, not what they look like.”
Those crowned in the evening pageant include: Melody Tabesh, Miss City of Lake Elsinore; Amy Skinner, Miss City of Wildomar; and Camille Prince, Miss City of Menifee.
The Miss City of Lake Elsinore Court also includes: Teen Miss Karynne Ryan, Jr. Teen Miss Molly O’Neal, and Pre-Teen Miss Kennedie Ryan.
City of Lake Elsinore Children’s Court includes: Junior Miss Kathleen Dela Cruz, Little Miss Cathrine Haworth, Pixie Miss Jordan Walker, and Toddler Miss Victoria Gutierrez.
The Miss City of Wildomar Court also includes: Teen Miss Jessica Harris, Jr. Teen Miss Myranda Rodriguez, and Pre-Teen Miss Sandra Garcia.
City of Wildomar Children’s Court includes: Junior Miss Sonia Garcia, Little Miss Shyanne Emory, Petite Miss Annelaina Estavillo, and Toddler Miss Jazzleyn Navarro.
Miss City of Menifee Court includes: Teen Miss Isabel Donadio, Jr. Teen Miss Tyler Roemer, and Pre-Teen Miss Jayme Banda.
City of Menifee Children’s Court includes: Junior Miss Jurnie Hughes, Little Miss Taliya Potvin, Pixie Miss Ariane Enguillado, Petite Miss Ashley Vinyard, and Toddler Miss Rylie McVicker.
During their reign, the new queens will be attending numerous city functions, Chamber of Commerce mixers, grand openings, parades, and many philanthropic and charitable functions.
For information regarding this or upcoming pageants, or to schedule an appearance by City Queens, contact Anne Bowman at (951) 541-9163 or visit www.swcpageants.org.