[heading]by:  KELLY GUSICH[/heading]

As she wraps up her year as Miss Carlsbad 2012, Katie Lowman shared some history and current information with us about upcoming news for the 2013 Miss Carlsbad and Teen Miss Carlsbad Scholarship Pageants.

The first Miss Carlsbad, Suzanne Daugherty, was crowned in 1952, and the Pageant has been

a rewarding and educational community event ever since. Winners are awarded a $2,000 check, but the real rewards are much greater: improvement in public speaking skills and general deportment, education in community service and connection to the city, and volunteerism to help the Lion’s Club raise money for the Pageant. Katie has spent four years involved in the pageant as a runner-up ‘princess’ before she won the crown, and although all of the events she spent involving kids were the most gratifying, she was recently filled with pride to attend a City Council meeting with her court to present at $1,000 check to Mayor Hall for the Carlsbad Library. Katie also explained, “The years I spent as a princess were truly fulfilling and I made a ton of friends!”

The Lion’s Club is the world’s largest service organization, and as Katie shared, “The Lions make the Pageant such a success because of the hard work they do year-round—they help us with our venue, stage props, and lighting.” Katie will be there the night of the Pageant, helping contestants with hair, makeup, and support, “And of course,” she said, “I will be crowning the new Miss Carlsbad!” Katie is now pursuing a nursing degree, so when her reign is up she’ll be climbing the ladder to become an RN.

Ladies who are interested in entering the Pageant have a few requirements: they must be between 13 and 17 to enter the teen pageant, or 17 to 24 to enter the Miss division. The Miss Carlsbad winners and runners-up then become city ambassadors—they help the Lion’s Club raise money for the community, (such as sight impaired), go to ribbon-cuttings, grand openings, and charity events, and basically connect to the city. Simply print entry forms from www.misscarlsbad.com and submit them to Director Elaine Brammell. The pageant would also greatly appreciate volunteers, who can email the director at epbcma@aol.com. Make it your year to be involved with the Miss Carlsbad Scholarship Pageant in any way you can. It’s all about community!

As she wraps up her year as Miss Carlsbad 2012, Katie Lowman shared some history and current information with us about upcoming news for the 2013 Miss Carlsbad and Teen Miss Carlsbad Scholarship Pageants.
The first Miss Carlsbad, Suzanne Daugherty, was crowned in 1952, and the Pageant has been
a rewarding and educational community event ever since. Winners are awarded a $2,000 check, but the real rewards are much greater: improvement in public speaking skills and general deportment, education in community service and connection to the city, and volunteerism to help the Lion’s Club raise money for the Pageant. Katie has spent four years involved in the pageant as a runner-up ‘princess’ before she won the crown, and although all of the events she spent involving kids were the most gratifying, she was recently filled with pride to attend a City Council meeting with her court to present at $1,000 check to Mayor Hall for the Carlsbad Library. Katie also explained, “The years I spent as a princess were truly fulfilling and I made a ton of friends!”
The Lion’s Club is the world’s largest service organization, and as Katie shared, “The Lions make the Pageant such a success because of the hard work they do year-round—they help us with our venue, stage props, and lighting.” Katie will be there the night of the Pageant, helping contestants with hair, makeup, and support, “And of course,” she said, “I will be crowning the new Miss Carlsbad!” Katie is now pursuing a nursing degree, so when her reign is up she’ll be climbing the ladder to become an RN.
Ladies who are interested in entering the Pageant have a few requirements: they must be between 13 and 17 to enter the teen pageant, or 17 to 24 to enter the Miss division. The Miss Carlsbad winners and runners-up then become city ambassadors—they help the Lion’s Club raise money for the community, (such as sight impaired), go to ribbon-cuttings, grand openings, and charity events, and basically connect to the city. Simply print entry forms from www.misscarlsbad.com and submit them to Director Elaine Brammell. The pageant would also greatly appreciate volunteers, who can email the director at epbcma@aol.com. Make it your year to be involved with the Miss Carlsbad Scholarship Pageant in any way you can. It’s all about community!