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Miss Quincy Scholarship Program seeking contestants

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2009 Miss Quincy, Kellea Dietrich (above) 2009 Miss Quincy, Kellea Dietrich (above)

QUINCY, Ill. (PRESS RELEASE) -- The Miss Quincy Scholarship Program, a preliminary pageant to Miss Illinois and in the Miss America Organization, is seeking contestants to compete in the 2010 Miss Quincy, Miss Gem City, Miss Quincy's Outstanding Teen, Miss Quincy's Outstanding Pre-Teen and Little Miss Quincy Pageants, March 27, 2010 at the Quincy Community Theatre in Quincy, Illinois.  Earn scholarship money for education and become a part of an exciting achievement program!

To be eligible, contestants for Miss Quincy must be between the ages of 17 (and at least a senior in high school)-24, a U.S. citizen, a resident or attending school in Adams, Brown, Pike, Hancock or Schuyler Counties.   Contestants entering the Miss Gem City pageant can live or go to school anywhere in the state of Illinois. A $100 donation to Children's Miracle Network, the official platform of the Miss America Organization, must also be raised to compete in the local pageant.  The winners of each title will compete at the Miss Illinois state competition in June in St. Charles, Illinois. To be eligible, contestants for Little Miss Quincy must be between the ages of 6-9 and a resident of Adams, Brown, Pike, Hancock or Schuyler Counties.  A $25 entry fee is required to compete. For more information contact Executive Director Donna Haire at 217-653-1257or email wildhaire@comcast.net

Contestants for Miss Quincy's Outstanding Teen must be between the ages of 13-17 (and no older than a junior in high school) and a resident of Adams, Brown, Pike, Hancock or Schuyler Counties.  The winner will compete for the title of Miss Illinois Outstanding Teen, the state preliminary to Miss America's Outstanding Teen in Orlando, Florida. To be eligible, contestants for Miss Quincy's Outstanding Pre-Teen must be between the ages of 9-12 and a resident in Adams, Brown, Pike, Hancock or Schuyler Counties. The winner will compete for the title of Miss Illinois Outstanding Pre-Teen in Springfield, Illinois in May.  A $100 sponsorship fee must be obtained to compete in either pageant. For more information contact Miss Quincy's Outstanding Teen & Pre-Teen Director, Lindsey Hess, at 217-440-3870 or email LindseyHess@hotmail.com.

About the Miss Illinois Scholarship Association:

The Miss Illinois Scholarship Association is a preliminary pageant to the Miss America Pageant.  The Miss America Organization is one of the nation's leading achievement programs and the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women.  Last year, the M.A.O. and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance! For more information about the Miss Illinois Scholarship Association visit www.MissIllinois.org.

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