Health Days royalty will be chosen tonight
By Di Lewis
April 28, 2006 | SMITHFIELD
-- Twenty high school juniors and seniors will
compete in the Health Days Scholarship pageant
The five winning women will represent Smithfield
in the Health Days parade on a float and will
receive a $350 scholarship that they can use in
the next two years, a tiara and $100 to use toward
a dress for the parade.
"We have a great group of girls; they're all
very talented and the pageant will be a lot of
fun," said Kari Hoggan, pageant organizer.
Hoggan said the participants will be judged
on an interview worth 30 points that will take
place with a panel of five judges Friday afternoon,
a short personal introduction worth 20 points,
presentation and poise onstage worth 20 points,
and their unprepared answer to an impromptu question
that is 30 points.
In addition to the pageant night itself, the
women have done at least ten hours of community
service doing things such as making hats and blankets
for the homeless, volunteering at a nursing home
and helping build homes for low income families.
NINE: Number Nine, Ashley Hoyt, receives
from a pageant assistant, Tina Turner. / Photo
by Di Lewis
The women will have dinner with the
judges and pageant organizers Friday before the pageant.
For their participation, Smithfield city buys the women
a piece of jewelry and Miss Congeniality, who is voted
on by the women, receives an extra piece of jewelry
and will stand on the stage with the final five winners
While the Smithfield Scholarship Pageant is running
smoothly now, Hoggan says there was a time when it was
in danger of ending.
"One year they didn't have anybody who was willing
to run it, so it just didn't happen; but my mom went
to the city council and told them how important she
thought it was for the girls and they let her run it
the next year," said Hoggan, who got involved when she
participated in the pageant in 1985.
The pageant is hosted and will include musical numbers
by Shirley Whitman. The participants are Aimee Heaps,
Adrianne Elder, Breeann Law, Katie O'Brien, Aubree Gleed,
Katherine Hullinger, Megan Low, Audrey Hunsaker, Ashley
Hoyt, Sheri Winn, Alana Wild, Alicia Warren, Ana Hernandez,
Rachael Rust, Melissa Daines, Melissa Guymon, Aliss
Wilde, Jodi Knight, Kirsten Green and Sarah Hebdon.
The pageant is tonight at 7 p.m. at the LDS Stake
Center, 120 S. 600 East.