Miss Morgan County Scholarship Program returns for 2012
The third Annual Miss Morgan County Scholarship Program is scheduled for Saturday, March 31, in the Connie Perry Community Auditorium at Berkeley Springs High School.
Morgan County female students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible to compete in the program which is divided into four age categories, Tiny Miss (grades K-2); Little Miss (grades 3-5); Junior Miss (grades 6-8) and Miss (grades 9-12).
Judging categories include on-stage introduction, costume or casual wear, and formal attire. In addition, the Miss Contestants will be judged in interview and speech (new) or talent.
The program is designed to build self-confidence, poise, public speaking ability and to show off their natural beauty.
The program will open with a production number performed by all the contestants as well as the 2011 winners, Jenna Hansroth (Miss), Makenah Harrington (Junior) Serenity Sirbaugh (Little) and Madison Adams (Tiny).
All contestants will be recognized for their strengths (academics, community services, personal development, etc) and prizes will include cash/college scholarship, trophies, sashes, and crowns.
The Miss Morgan County Program began as the ongoing 4-H project of Executive Director, Chelsea Hessler, while a student at Berkeley Springs High School.
Currently, Hessler is a WVU freshman majoring in Agriculture Education and Extension.
Proceeds from this year’s event will be used to establish an ongoing college scholarship, the Ann Moss Smith Community Service Scholarship, for any graduating Morgan County student.
Ann Smith was a retired Morgan County second grade teacher, long time 4-H leader, and volunteered in numerous other organizations. She was the past president of the Morgan County CEOS and Morningside CEOS Club. The Miss Morgan County Scholarship Program will work jointly with the Morningside CEOS Club to establish and manage this scholarship in memory of Mrs. Smith who passed in 2011.
“Although Miss Ann retired from teaching before I was in second grade, I knew her all of my life through our involvement with extension. She dedicated her life to educating children and their pursuit of higher education and learning and that is why I wish to honor her with this scholarship in her name,” stated Hessler.
Registration for the program has begun and is limited to 15 contestants per age division. For more information on the program or to register, contact Chelsea Hessler at 304-839-6335.