The 45th Annual Turlock Junior Miss Scholarship Program took place at the Turlock Community Theatre on Saturday night. Over 850 people witnessed Azrael Nickens and Kathryn Matson being awarded the titles of North and South Turlock Junior Miss.
Master of Ceremony Dr. Curt Andre guided everyone through the program that lasted nearly four hours. Andre has become a staple in the Turlock Junior Miss Program as he has been MC of the event probably as long as some of the contestants have been alive.
Co-Chairs Kristi Garcia and Monica Roberts were passed down the responsibilities of making sure this year’s Turlock Junior Miss program was great once again as they took over for former Chairperson Janet Johnson. The Turlock Junior Miss Program has been awarded many gold awards for achievement by California’s Junior Miss.
Those in attendance were entertained with great performances by the Class of 2011 participants as the young ladies presented themselves through portions of the program including talent, fitness, and self expression.
Panel Judges scored the Junior Miss contestants on an Interview – 25%, Talent – 25%, Scholastic – 20%, Fitness – 15% and Self Expression – 15%.
Backstage Academy of Dance and the “Has Beens” (participants from the previous year) provided some more entertainment as the judges deliberated on the scoring. Dance performances were choreographed by Backstage Academy of Dance’s Kristi Garcia, Monica Roberts, and Cindy Alamo.
Despite participation being down from 30 to 18 this year and all of the contestants being from Turlock High School, the most money was raised for scholarships this year. The record number of pre-sale tickets, silent auction, and drawing ticket sales helped push the amount raised for scholarships to over $12,000.
Azrael Nickens was awarded North Turlock’s Junior Miss and Kathryn Matson was awarded South Turlock’s Junior Miss while winning other awards in specific areas.
Congratulations to Turlock’s Junior Miss winners, Azrael and Kathryn, along with the rest of the 18 participants!Some pictures have been posted in the TurlockCityNews.com Photo Gallery. You must be a registered user (right hand menu) to view the photo gallery. If you have any pictures you’d like to submit, please email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The two Turlock Junior Miss winners will head to the California State Junior Miss Program representing Turlock!
The all inclusive list for the Class of 2011 Junior Miss award winners provided by Co-Chair Kristi Garcia are: