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  • Revised 1-9-2016 [Final] 1



    Diamond State Princess/Prince

    Information Packet

    Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant, Inc.

    July 39, 2016

  • Revised 1-9-2016 [Final] 2

    2016 Diamond State Princess/Prince Index

    Executive Director Letter


    Diamond State Princess/Prince Director Letter


    DSP General Information

    5, 6, 7, 8

    DSP Photo Requirements

    9, 10

    DSP Application


    DSP Checklist


    Statement of Understanding


    General Rules and Suggestions for DSP

    14, 15

    Precepts of Conduct for DSP


    Infraction of Rules and Precepts of Conduct


    Hold Harmless Agreement


    Health Information Form


    DSP Program Book, Script, Photo Information


    DSP Photo Release Form


    Important Review & Program Book Ads (Optional)



    23 - 27

    2015 Class Photo Examples


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    Welcome to the Miss Arkansas Diamond State Princess/Prince Program (DSP)! We are excited to have you as a part of our upcoming Miss Arkansas Pageant to be held July 3-9, 2016 in Hot Springs. This year we are excited to have 45 young women competing for the title of Miss Arkansas.

    We are equally as excited that you have chosen to be a part of such an

    outstanding opportunity in our Princess/Prince Program. You will have many

    memorable experiences this summer. Who knows, we may have a future

    Miss Arkansas or Miss America in our group! The goal of this program is to

    introduce the young people across our state to the Miss America Organization

    is the largest scholarship provider for women in the world. The Miss Arkansas

    Pageant proudly awards over $80,000 in scholarships and awards each


    The Diamond State Princess/Prince Program will again this year accompany

    the contestants on-stage during competition and at the arrival ceremony as

    well as other events throughout the Miss Arkansas week. We are also excited

    that our Diamond State Princess/Prince Class 2016 will have an opportunity to

    spend time with our current Miss Arkansas 2015 Loren McDaniel. This is an

    incredible opportunity for our princess/prince class 2016 to meet an amazing

    young woman who has done so much for our state and the Miss Arkansas

    Pageant this past year. Not to mention spending time with local titleholders

    who want to be Miss Arkansas 2016. We look forward to seeing you this

    summer in Hot Springs!

    Jessie Bennett Executive Director Miss Arkansas Pageant

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    Diamond State Princess and Prince

    Dear Diamond State Princess/Prince,

    Congratulations!! As a Diamond State Princess/Prince, you have been selected to take

    part in the prestigious 2016 Miss Arkansas Pageant. This is a wonderful way to get a

    behind the scenes view of what it takes to represent the state of Arkansas. We will stage

    our pageant production at Bank of the Ozarks Arena in beautiful Hot Springs, AR on July

    3-9, 2016.

    This information packet will give you information that will help you and your child make

    good lifetime memories and have a wonderful experience. Please read the manual

    carefully, fill out all required forms included in this information packet and use the

    checklist at the end to make sure your application is complete. Girls or boys desiring to

    be a Diamond State Princess/Prince and do not have a Miss contestant to escort are

    invited to participate. We will assign the DSP to a Miss contestant. We are looking

    forward to having you in Hot Springs during Miss Arkansas Pageant week! The DSP

    Director and Committee names are listed below. If you have any questions or need

    assistance, please feel free to contact one of the DSP Committee listed below. Thanks for

    being a part of a great tradition.


    Miss Arkansas Diamond State Princess/Prince Program Committee:

    Patty Tackett - Director

    Dancecity@gmail.com - Email

    Studio Mailing - PO Box 21483 Hot Springs, AR 71903

    Dance City Studio Location - 2212 Malvern Ave Suites 6 & 7 Hot Springs, 71901

    Studio - 501 262 3949 Cell - 501 276 8343

    COMMITTEE: Barbara Ballard, Bailey Breving, Lenzy Brunet, Jennifer Elliott, Emma Ferguson, Rebecca Gardner

    Fincher, Lauren Launius, Missy Morgan Lyda, Regina Thomason, Debbie Wilmoth


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    Diamond State Princess/Prince General Information

    The Miss Arkansas Diamond State Princess/Prince program is for young ladies and gentlemen ages 5-12

    (copy of birth certificate will be required) at the time of application for the state pageant on July 3-9,

    2016. Miss Arkansas will be held at Hot Springs Convention Center, Bank of Ozarks Arena. Miss Arkansas

    competitions is: Arrival Sunday, July 3th, Night 1, Local Preliminary Wednesday, July 6; Night 2, Local

    Preliminary Thursday, July 7; Night 3, Local Preliminary Friday, July 8; and Final Night Crowning Miss

    Arkansas 2016 Saturday, July 9, 2016. The purpose of this program is to mentor the young ladies who

    have an interest in competing someday in the Miss Arkansas Pageant. The Miss Arkansas Titleholders

    will mentor the young men who have an opportunity to share the fun of the week and escort his Miss

    Contestant all week.

    The pageant this summer will feature the Princesses/Princes as part of production number on

    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening with Loren McDaniel, Miss Arkansas 2015. All

    Princesses/Princes will participate in the evening wear production with their Miss Titleholder /Mentor,

    as well as an onstage production number during the three (3) preliminary nights. The Princesses are

    asked to wear their crown at all Miss Arkansas sponsored events and the Princes are asked to wear

    their medallions. A complete working schedule will be forwarded to you once times have been finalized

    for all events and rehearsals.

    Each Diamond State Princess is to provide her own white dress (long or short-age appropriate) for

    evening wear with their Miss Titleholder. A DSP Prince is to provide their own black tuxedo/suit.

    CONFIRMATION PACKET IS RECEIVED: After you mail your complete DSP packet by WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016 to the DSP Director. You will receive a confirmation email your packet was received. Place the email address below in your computer email address book to allow emails from the DSP Director:

    Patty Tackett, DSP Director, Dancecity@gmail.com - Email

    Studio Mailing - PO Box 21483 Hot Springs, AR 71903 Dance City Studio Location - 2212 Malvern Ave Suites 6 & 7 Hot Springs, 71901

    Studio - 501 262 3949 Cell - 501 276 8343


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    *** FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK at MAP-2016-DSPClass***


    The Miss Arkansas DSP program has two groups set up on Facebook for you. We have a

    general DSP group that will give your friends and family Miss Arkansas information all

    year long. The DSP Class 2016 group is for registered DSP's for that year. They are the

    "Class of 2016". This group will get specific information for events and activities. After

    your year in the DSPClass you will be moved to the overall general group and then a

    new class will be set up for the next year.


    If you (your child) is a DSP CLASS MEMBER: A class member is a DSP that has submitted

    paperwork, DSP registration payment and will be in the group participating in the Miss

    Arkansas Pageant that year. After the DSP Director receives the DSP application you

    will be placed in the Secret Facebook group for communication purposes by the DSP


    The group name is MAP-2016-DSPClass. The group address is:


    FOLLOW the General DSP FB Group ALL YEAR LONG: MAP-DSP-Miss Arkansas Diamond State Princess-Prince Program Your family and friends may follow the DSP program in one of three ways: Just pick your way to get to the general DSP site one of these ways: 1. www.missarkansas.org/princessprogram and click on the Facebook icon at the bottom of the page 2. Search groups by name on Facebook. The DSP general Group name is: MAP-DSP-Miss Arkansas Diamond State Princess-Prince Group 3. OR CUT AND PASTE this address to your browser subject line: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MAP.DSP/

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    Production is in the planning stage. The dance songs have not been determined at this

    time; however, you will be notified. The DSP Committee may hold an additional all day

    practice APRIL 16, 2016. The DSP Crown Camp date and place is:

    Crown Camp - April 16, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lunch on your own - you will be able to leave for lunch. Dance City Studio - 2212 Malvern Ave, Ste 6, Hot Springs, AR Wear comfortable clothing Wear Tennis shoes or jazz shoes. Bring heels for white dress or Dress shoes or the shoes for the Princ