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  • 2015 Miss Rankin CountyMiss Dogwood Festival Scholarship Pageant

    Official Preliminary to the Miss Mississippi PageantMissRankinCountyPageant.org


    We are excited to welcome another pageant year! The Miss Dogwood Festival Pageant and the MissRankin County Pageant are open preliminary pageants for the Miss Mississippi Organization. Any qualified younglady in the state of Mississippi can compete for these titles. The overall success of this scholarship program ispossible through the support and generosity of the community, businesses, schools, individual volunteers andparticipation of the contestants.

    The 2015 Miss Rankin County and Miss Dogwood Festival Pageant will be held on January 24th, 2015 atthe Brandon Middle School Auditorium at 6:00 PM. The winners will receive college scholarships. They will berepresentatives to the statewide-televised Miss Mississippi Pageant in Vicksburg in July 2015. They will beguaranteed at least another $1,200 in scholarship fund at the state pageant.

    The Miss Rankin County and the Miss Dogwood Festival Pageants are open to any qualified ladies in thestate. The miss contestant must be between the ages of 17-24 and at least a senior in high school. Contestantsshould have never been married or pregnant to be eligible. There is a required fee of $100 to be donated to theChildrens Miracle Network fund.

    If you are interested, you need to begin your preparations now. There are four areas of competitioninvolved in winning the Miss Rankin County and the Miss Dogwood Festival titles. They include talent (talentpresentation should not be more than 90 seconds, so start perfecting your talent now!); interview (you will talkabout your platform issue- this pertains to an issue that you would speak about if you become Miss Mississippi oreven Miss America); evening gown and swimwear. An on-stage question will also be a part of the competition.Previous platform issues have included many different causes such as domestic violence, eating disorder, tobaccoawareness, education, volunteerism, breast cancer prevention, etc.

    There is a Junior Division at the Miss Rankin County and Miss Dogwood Festival Pageant, which will beheld at 10:00 AM on January 24th. Those divisions are: 0-23 months Girls, Baby Miss; 0-23 months Boys, BabyMr.; 2-3 yrs. Girls, Tiny Miss; 2-3 yrs. Boys, Tiny Mr.; 4-5 yrs. Girls, Little Miss; 4-5 yrs. Boys, Little Mr.; 6-8 yrs.Girls, Young Miss; 6-8 yrs. Boys, Young Mr.; 9-11 yrs. Girls, Pre-Teen; 12-14 yrs. Girls, Junior Miss; and 15-17yrs., Miss Teen Rankin County, Miss Teen Brandon, Miss Teen Flowood and Miss Teen Dogwood. In the morningpageant, there will also be a Miss and Mrs. Division (married woman between the ages of 18 and up). If you knowof anyone who would like to compete for the Junior Division, that pageant will be held at 10:00 AM with the Teen,Miss and Mrs. Division. Two Outstanding Teen titles will be awarded: the Rankin Countys Outstanding Teen andthe Dogwood Festival Outstanding Teen (with talent and athletic wear competition). The Outstanding Teen and theMiss Pageant will be held at 6:00 PM. There is a required fee of $100 for the Teen contestants that will be donatedto the Miss Rankin County Scholarship program. Applications for the Junior, Teen, Miss and Mrs. are available fordownload at our website: www.MissRankinCountyPageant.org

    The Miss and the Outstanding Teen contestants rehearsals will be on Friday January 23rd at 5:00 PM atthe Brandon Middle School Auditorium. During this rehearsal you will have to bring your music or accompanimentfor your talent if you are competing for the Outstanding Teen and Miss titles. You will be given a chance to practiceyour 90 seconds talent on stage before your actual talent performance. You may dress casually for the rehearsal.We will go over with the show order and a simple opening number for all the contestants. Your interview with thejudges will be on January 24

    th, 2015 at 12:00 Noon. The opening number outfit will be your interview wear. Send

    a photo 4X6 minimum size with your application form. You are also required to bring a Prince or Princess ages 5-12 to escort you during your evening wear competition. There is a required participation fee of $35 per individual forthis program. In the event that you cannot absolutely bring a Prince or Princess, we will provide one for youhowever, you will still be required to pay their participation fee of $35. Attire for the Prince: long dark pants withlong sleeve white shirt. Attire for the Princess: white long dress. No rehearsal is required for the Prince/Princessparticipants. They will have to be present with their attire during the pageant night. They will have assigned seats atthe pageant. Deadline to enter is on January 15

    th.Application, photo and all fee requirements must be received on

    this date to be qualified to compete. Send in with your application a short introduction for your talent. This will beread prior to your talent performance on stage. Please call me if you have any questions. I will be happy to assistyou in any way I can.

    Good Luck and hope to hear from you soon.


    Ray Trinanes- Director

    105 Turtle Ridge Drive Brandon, MS 39047 601 519 0552 www.MissRankinCountyPageant.org

  • 2015 Miss Rankin County andMiss Dogwood Festival Scholarship Pageant

    Application Form Miss Rankin County Miss Dogwood Festival

    (Check the title you are eligible to apply)

    Full Name _________________________________________________________________________

    Age ___________ Date of Birth ________________________ Place of Birth ____________________

    Home Address ______________________________________________________________________

    City, State, Zip _____________________________________________________________________

    Phone Numbers: (Home) ___________ (Mobile) _____________Text? Yes/No (Work) __________

    E-mail Address _______________________________ Can we contact you by Facebook? Yes/No___

    Fathers Name: _____________________________ Mothers Name ___________________________

    Fathers Occupation _________________________ Mothers Occupation ______________________

    Parents Home Address _______________________________________________________________

    Phone Numbers: (Home) _______________ (Mobile) ________________ (Work) _______________

    E-mail Address _____________________________________________________________________


    High School _______________________________________________________________________(Name of School) (Date Graduated)

    College ___________________________________________________________________________(Name of School) (Degree Sought)

    Years attended _____________ Classification this coming August ___________________

    College major __________________________ Declared minor _________________________

    Graduate School ____________________________________________________________________(Name of School) (Degree Sought)

    Scholastic Honors _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


  • Career Ambition ____________________________________________________________________

    Other Accomplishments ______________________________________________________________



    What type of talent will you present? ____________________________________________________(You need not give the exact title of your talent presentation here. Merely indicate if you will dance-ballet, tap etc., vocal presentation- classical, popular etc., play a musical instrument name ofinstrument, comedy reading, dramatic skit, etc.)

    Special training in music, drama, dance, art _______________________________________________

    Employment experience ______________________________________________________________


    Name, ages of brothers and sisters ______________________________________________________


    Other interesting facts about yourself ____________________________________________________


    State the reason why you want to be Miss Rankin County or Miss Dogwood Festival? ___



    If selected, what issue would you choose to focus on during your year of service? ________________


    Name and number of community service projects you worked on (if any) _______________________


    Number of Hours and Fund Raised to support your community service projects (if any) ____________


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    Contestant Name ____________________________________________________________________

    Critical Issue / Platform Issue __________________________________________________________

    1. Clearly define the platform issue to which you are sincerely committed and for which you will be anactivist during your year of service.

    2. What, if any are your most significant accomplishments to date in regard to your platform issue?

    3. Specificall