Miss Greater Rockville
Scholarship Organization

Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 6 p.m.
(rain date February 16, 2014)

Rockville High School Auditorium
70 Loveland Hill, Vernon, CT

 

http://issuu.com/bryanflint/docs/mgr-program_book-2014


 

Miss Greater Rockville - 2013, Katlyn Lewicke

crowning Miss Greater Rockville - 2014, Gina Salvatore

Photo by Steve Smith.

 

Jeanette Porcello is all smiles as she is crowned Miss Greater Rockville's Outstanding Teen. 
Photo by Steve Smith.


 

Photo by Steve Smith
Miss Connecticut - Morgan Amarone 
crowning Miss Greater Rockville, Katlyn Lewicke


 

 
2012
Miss Greater Rockville Outstanding Teen
Cassia Shoaf 
2012
Miss Greater Rockville
Katlyn Lewicke
2012
Miss Tolland County 
Kaitlyn Bogue


Welcome Letter
Sponsorship Opportunities
Souvenir Program Book Prices – 2013
Our Sponsors

Local Pageants 2012-2013


Last year's pageant

2012 Miss Greater Rockville

2012 Souvenir Program Book

   To learn how you can help support the Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Organization. click here    



Facebook, or
www.facebook.com/MissGreaterRockville 

or e-mail pageant@RockvilleCommunityAlliance.org 

WELCOME TO THE 
MISS GREATER ROCKVILLE
SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION!

 Hello!

 Rockville High School will once again be home to the Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Competition on Saturday, February 16th 2013!! The Rockville Community Alliance (RCA) is proud to announce that it is again partnering with the Miss America Organization to bring this well-known scholarship competition to the Vernon/Rockville area.

   The “Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Competition” it is open to any young woman 17-24 years of age who: is a resident of Vernon, Ellington, Tolland or South Windsor, Connecticut; works or is a student in one of these towns.

 Just a quick history of the Miss America Organization: it began in 1921 in Atlantic City as a celebration calculated to extend the tourist season, with young women competing from each state. In 1945 the offering of the first scholarship was instituted. Today the Miss America Organization is the world's largest provider of scholarships for young women. Then in 1980 the Organization began requiring each contestant in the local, state and national competition to declare a “platform” on a subject meaningful to her but having an impact on the community, locally and nationally. Titleholders for local, state and national “Miss” events have undertaken to champion serious current-day causes, “ranging from AIDS awareness and prevention programs to programs in support of homeless veterans.”

  Developed by the Miss America Organization, the Miss America program exists to provide personal and professional opportunities for young women and to promote their voices in culture, politics and the community.


The program provides a forum for today's young women to express their viewpoints, talents and accomplishments to audiences during the telecast and to the public-at-large during the ensuing year. Almost all contestants have either received, or are in the process of earning, college or postgraduate degrees and utilize Miss America scholarship grants to further their educations.”  
www.missamerica.org/organization-info/key-facts-and-figures.aspx

 

  To make this event successful we are raising funds to support the scholarships for these young women. To undertake a task of this magnitude requires a lot of community support – and that is where you might be able to help. We will be looking to build a strong foundation of volunteers (does your company encourage employees to put in volunteer hours?), raising money for scholarships – but, we are also in need of in-kind goods and services; anything from catering to decorations, from small items for gifts or consolation prizes to bottled water for the behind the scenes people. 

 

  The Rockville Community Alliance (RCA) is a group of volunteers with a big vision for Rockville, and this competition is just part of it – if you are able to contribute anything at all, your generosity would be greatly appreciated.

 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  2013 Souvenir Program Book Sponsorship Information  

            If you wish to advertise in the program booklet, the prices are:

 

$25     One line

$35     Contestant “Salute” (2 lines)

$45     Business card

$60     Quarter page

$100   Half page

$200   Full page

 

            Full page – special placement

$300 Inside - back cover: (Includes 2 free tickets to the event)   Still available!  

$300 Inside - front cover: (Includes 2 free tickets to the event) This placement was already sponsored by Pietras Family Funeral Homes who sponsors many more of our activities for the Rockville Community Alliance. 

$500 Back page: (Includes 4 free tickets to the event) This placement was already sponsored by Rockville Bank who supports much of the work the Rockville Community Alliance does in our community.

 


 

click above for our 2012 Souvenir Program Book!


 

Below you will find a form that you can fill out and return to:


The Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Organization
C/O The Rockville Community Alliance
P.O. Box 45, Vernon-Rockville, CT 06066

 

  2013 Souvenir Program Book Sponsorship Information  

             In a few days, a representative from our Sponsorship Committee will be in contact with you.

             If you do not want to wait, please feel free to contact any of the people below to discuss how you may be part of this exciting event.

 

            The RCA’s “Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Organization”

Terilynn Rogers      Executive Director & Business Manager      888/566-4161

Ben Klimczak          Treasurer                   

Bryan Flint              Sponsorship Chair      860/670-0587 (c)

All e-mails for Miss Greater Rockville Pageant pageant@RockvilleCommunityAlliance.org  

We thank you for your time and attention and look forward to hearing from you.

             Sincerely,

             Bryan Flint
    
        Sponsorship Chair
    
        Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Organization


Miss America Organization Mission Statement: 
Scholarship, Service, Style, Success

 

MISS GREATER ROCKVILLE
SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION

Saturday February 16, 2013 at 6 p m.

 

Photos and review of 2012 pageant @

www.RockvilleCT.org/MissGreaterRockville.htm

 


Souvenir Program Book Prices – 2013

“Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Organization”

 

SIZE/PLACEMENT

SIZE

COST

 

 


Outside Back Cover

(+ 4 free tickets)

7.5" wide x 10.0" high

$500

SOLD

Rockville Bank  



Inside Front Cover
(+ 2 free tickets)  

7.5" wide x 10.0" high

$300

SOLD
Pietras Family Funeral Homes

Inside Back Cover  
(+ 2 free tickets)

7.5" wide x 10.0" high

$300

 

?

Full Page

7.5" wide x 10.0" high

$200

 

 

Half Page

7.5" wide x 5.0" high

$100

 

 

Quarter Page

7.5" wide x 2. 5" high

$60

  

Business Card

3.5  wide “ x 2” high

$45

 

 

Contestant Salute

up to 2 lines

$35

 

 

Line Listing

“Supported By” Page

$25

 

 

Payment - Check #:

TOTAL

 

 

www.RockvilleCommunityAlliance.org 

 Promoting Scholarship and Community Service Through

 The Pageant Experience!

 Please circle the ad size you are requesting and complete the information below.

Please send your check for the full amount made payable to:

MGRSO (Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Organization).

 

 

Business Name  ______________________________________________________________

 

Contact Person  ______________________________________________________________

 

Address  ___________________________________________________________________

 

City  ___________________________________   State  _________   Zip Code  _____________

 

Phone  ___________________   Fax  _________________    Email  ______________________

 

 

Authorizing Signature (s)________________________________________________________

 

 

Copy Deadline:  January 31st , 2013
Camera-ready, mechanical negatives, PDFs or TIFFs must be furnished

(if copy is emailed you may be invoiced)

 

Please mail or email materials to:

MGRSO  c/o  RCA  P. O. Box 45, Rockville, CT  06066  

pageant@RockvilleCommunityAlliance.org  or Bryan Flint @ 860/670-0587

  2013 Souvenir Program Book Sponsorship Information  

 


Thank you to our
2013 Sponsors

You can become one too!

click here to learn how!



Rockville Bank

Connecticut's Best Community Bank


Phil & Jessica Pietras


Vernon Parks & Recreation Dept.


The Benefits Are Endless!

Mon. - Fri.   8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.     860-/70-3520

Director of Parks and Recreation Department - Bruce Dinnie bdinnie@vernon-ct.gov

Mission Statement

The Vernon Parks and Recreation Department is committed to the effective management of its parks and other facilities in which to provide positive leisure opportunities. These opportunities benefit the individual, the economy, environment and the entire community of Vernon.

The Vernon Parks and Recreation Department is proud to be able to provide a variety of safe accessible, physically attractive and enjoyable, leisure time facilities and activities for Vernon residents of all ages. You are invited to enrich your recreational opportunities in your leisure time through participation in the Vernon Parks and Recreation Department.

 


click above for our 2012 Souvenir Program Book!

 
 

Local pageants - times and locations

Miss Connecticut Scholarship Program - Local Pageants 2012-2013

    Note:

   "Closed" means a pageant may be entered only by those contestants living, working, or going to school in the designated geographic area. 

   "Open" means a pageant is open to any contestant living, working, or going to school in the state of Connecticut.


Jan. 5, 2013 - 7 p.m.
Miss Greater Waterbury
(Closed)
Rotella Magnet School
440 Pierpont Rd. Waterbury, CT - MAP

Jan. 6, 2013 - Time TBD
Miss Litchfield County/Miss Naugatuck Valley
(Open)
Thomaston Opera House

Jan. 27, 2013 - Time TBD
Miss New London County

Feb. 16, 2013 - 6 p.m.
Miss Greater Rockville
(Closed)
Rockville High School, 70 Loveland Hill Rd.
Vernon, CT - MAP

March 10, 2013
Miss Mountain Laurel/Miss Nutmeg

(Open)
Time/location TBD

June 18 – 22, 2013
Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen Pageant 

 

 
 

Miss Connecticut Pageant
(Ages 17-24)

Become a Miss Contestant

Eligibility Requirements

  • At least 17 years old at the time of the local pageant
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • No more than 24 years old on December 30th of the year of the Miss America national finals
  • High school graduate or successfully completed G.E.D. by July 1, 2011
  • Female, never married, and have never had any children
  • Meet residency requirements for competing in a certain town or state
  • Meet character criteria as set forth by the Miss America Organization
  • Be able to meet the time commitment responsibilities as set forth by the local or state program in which you compete

 

Areas of Competition

Talent 35%
Interview 25%
Evening Wear 20%
Lifestyle and Fitness 15%
Onstage Question 5%


Children's Miracle Network

Each contestant must raise a minimum of $100 for the "Childrens Miracle Network" (CMN) to compete in a Miss Connecticut local pageant. If you compete in more than one local pageant, you must raise a minimum of $100 for each local pageant you enter up to a total of $400. Once you have raised a total of $400, you are not required to raise more money and can enter as many local pageants for which you qualify in the current pageant year. However, the $400 is just a minimum; you may raise more money for CMN is you wish to do so.

To administer the CMN fundraising, each contestant must do the following:
  1. Create your personal web page on the CMN web site.
  2. Raise the required funds for CMN.
  3. Print out proof of money raised to bring with you to the local pageant. If you are personally donating to CMN by check, please make the check out to CMN (not the local pageant). If possible, please try to avoid bringing a check with you the day of the pageant.

 

To find out which local pageants you may be eligible for, or for any questions, please contact us/Email  info@missctamerica.org 

 

 

Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen Pageant
(Ages 13-17)

http://missctamerica.org/become_contestant_detail.php?Miss-Connecticut-s-Outstanding-Teen-Pageant-Ages-13-17-2 

To become Miss America's Outstanding Teen, a contestant must first either win a local competition or enter state as an at-large contestant and then compete to represent her state, a process requiring personal commitment, hard work and talent. For more information on the Miss America's Outstanding Teen Program, click here: http://www.maoteen.org/

The Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen Pageant will be held June 18 – 22, 2013.

Eligibility Requirements for Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen:

  • Be a young lady between the ages of 13 and 17
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be a resident of Connecticut for the six months preceding the competition
  • Meet residency requirements for competing in a certain town or state or run as an at-large contestant at state.
  • Meet character criteria as set forth by the Miss America's Outstanding Teen Organization.
  • Be in reasonably good health to meet the job requirements.
  • Be able to meet the time commitment and responsibilities as set forth by the local program in which you compete.
  • Must not be eligible to compete in the Miss Connecticut Competition.
The winner of Miss Connecticut' Outstanding Teen will go on to compete at the national level for Miss America's Outstanding Teen.

Time Commitment:

Contestant will need to be at the state pageant a total of 5 days, Tuesday through Saturday, June 26-30, 2012. (In 2013 the dates are June 18 - 22)

Additional information will be forwarded to you upon receipt of completed application and entry fee. Hotel accommodations are provided by the pageant.



HOW TO ENTER THE STATE PAGEANT:

There are two ways to enter:

1. ENTER A LOCAL MISS CONNECTICUT OUTSTANDING TEEN PAGEANT

To find out which local competition(s) you may be eligible for
 please check our local pageants information page for the Local Teen Pageant nearest you! Each Local Director sets his/her entrance fee.

2. ENTER AS AN AT-LARGE CONTESTANT-The 2013 deadline to enter is March 13th 2013.

 We accept at-large contestants, not sponsored by a local program, as well as winners of local competitions. The entry fee is $350 for at-large contestants. 
You do not have to win a local pageant to compete in the state pageant in June. You can enter as an at-large contestant, which means that a particular local pageant committee does not sponsor you but you compete alongside the local titleholders at the state competition. If you competed in a local pageant, but did not win, you can still enter the state competition as an at-large contestant. Also, if you have not entered any local competition or if there is not one in your area, you can enter as an at-large contestant. The deadline to enter is March 13, 2012.

Sponsorship fee includes competition experience, the opportunity to compete for scholarship awards and recognition on-stage during the state pageant in June.

Areas of Competition:

 Contestants in the Connecticut' Outstanding Teen Competition are evaluated in six areas:


1. Private Interview (30% of total score) At the local level, each contestant participates in an individual 6-minute interview. Interviews are 8 minutes at the state competition and 9 minutes at the national competition. There are typically 5 to 7 judges on a panel, and the interview is press-style, with the contestant standing at a podium. Contestants are questioned on their background as presented on their fact sheet, their educational and career goals, and their interests, hobbies and extracurricular activities. Scoring is based on overall communication skills, including personality, intelligence, validated opinions, emotional control, overall first impression and personal appearance. Community Service is required on the local level. The National Platforms (US Dream Academy Mentor Club and Give Kids the World) are required on the National level. However, if a contestant has a community service issue that they wish to continue, it will become secondary to their participation with "US Dream Academy" and "Give Kids the World." Training materials will be provided on this national platform.

2. Academic Achievement (5% of total score) - Only at the State and National Levels Academic Judges will review each contestant's resume and official transcripts. Scoring will be based on the following questions….

1. Has this student maintained at least a "B" average during the past academic year?

2. Would her academic achievements place her in the top 10% of your (the judges') institution? 

3. Is she taking Advanced, AP, or IB courses?

4. Does she hold leadership positions in her school and extracurricular activities?

5. Based on the information before you, do you believe this student would meet the description of an "outstanding student"?



3. On-Stage Question (5% of total score) Questions will be of a general nature and will be neither platform-related nor something taken directly from the private interview. The objective is to evaluate the contestant's ability to think on her feet and answer a question of general interest to people her age, including, but not limited to, local, state, and national current events. Scoring is based on overall first impression and extemporaneous response to an on-stage question, contestant's ability to answer the question in the context in which it was asked, contestant's ability to handle the pressure of speaking on stage in front of an audience, and if young people see her as a role model who is reflective of today's generation.

4. Lifestyle and Fitness (10% of total score) Each contestant briefly appears on-stage modeling sportswear of her choosing that represents something she does to stay fit. (No Swimsuits) (Example: if she is a cheerleader, she can model her uniform; if she rides horses, she can model her riding gear; if she jogs, she can model a jogging suit in character; if she takes karate, she can model her gi; if she plays tennis, she can model her tennis outfit; if she plays basketball, volleyball, softball, etc., she can model her uniform; if she is a dancer, she can model a costume or rehearsal outfit...the list goes on!) The contestant will be given a specific modeling pattern and will NOT be permitted to act out the sport. Scoring is based on overall first impression, statement of strong physical fitness and health, sense of attractiveness and presence, display of energy, charisma and expression, sense of confidence and composure. The fitness of the teen, by the shape of her body, is not being judged. Instead, her level of pursuit and dedication to maintaining a healthy lifestyle is being evaluated. 

5. Talent (35% of total score) Contestants perform a 2-minute routine of their own choosing. Some possible talents include all types of singing, dancing, gymnastics, instrumental music, dramatic or comedy monologues, baton twirling and ventriloquism. Other talents that can be performed solo on a stage are also possible. Phone or e-mail us if you have a question about your talent presentation. Scoring is based on contestant's skill and personality, interpretive ability, technical skill level, stage presence and the totality of all elements, including costume, props, voice, use of body and choreography.

6. Personal Appearance/Poise in Evening Wear (15% of total score) Each contestant appears on-stage in a gown of her own choosing, representative of what she would wear to a prom or other formal event. You should be dressed appropriately for a TEEN. High slits and plunging necklines are not acceptable.  Scoring is based on overall first impression, sense of confidence, personality and stage presence, walk, posture, carriage and grace, appropriateness of attire and sense of style, sense of attractiveness, beauty and charm.

**All of Connecticut's Outstanding Teen 2012 contestants must register with 'MAOTeen for Kids' here: and raise $200.00 for the Childrens' Miracle Network Hospitals**

Miss America's Outstanding Teen The winner of Miss Connecticut' Outstanding Teen Competition will go on to compete at the national level in 2012.

If you are interested in receiving more information about becoming a contestant in the Miss Connecticut Outstanding Teen Pageant, contact Marla Spadaccino at (860) 705-1112 or Email:  mbprete@yahoo.com

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The information below is from 2012

 

Congratulations to our first
Miss Greater Rockville!

Katlyn Lewicke

Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Organization & Miss Tolland County

held March 17, 2012 at 6 pm
at Rockville High School Auditorium 
70 Loveland Hill, Vernon, CT


Photo by Steve Smith
Miss Connecticut - Morgan Amarone 
crowning Miss Greater Rockville, Katlyn Lewicke


 
2012
Miss Greater Rockville Outstanding Teen
Cassia Shoaf 
2012
Miss Greater Rockville
Katlyn Lewicke
2012
Miss Tolland County 
Kaitlyn Bogue

     


And now onto,... 

Miss Connecticut 2012 Competition

& Miss Outstanding Teen 

June 28-30, 2012

The Garde Arts Center, New London  

www.gardearts.org

Contact Information

E-mail Address: info@missctamerica.org

Web Site: www.missctamerica.org

  • Executive Director: Tom Prete

 

Miss America 2012

Laura Kaeppeler
Miss Connecticut 2012

Morgan Amarone
Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen 2012
Nicole Nemense


Thank you to all of our great sponsors, especially our major sponsors
who have helped make this dream a reality for 2012!

 

      Rockville Bank           Jessica & Phil Pietras 

                                     

 


click here to view all of our sponsors and supporters!

click above for our Souvenir Program Book!

   To learn how you can help support the Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Organization. click here    

 



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THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR  MARVELOUS & TALENTED CONTESTANTS! 
EACH OF YOU WERE WONDERFUL & UNIQUE!

WE WISH YOU MUCH SUCCESS, IN WHATEVER YOU DO!

 

Miss Greater Rockville crowned


http://www.remindernews.com/article/2012/03/18/miss-greater-rockville-crowned


By Steve Smith - Staff Writer
Rockville/Tolland County - posted Mon., Mar. 19, 2012

Katlyn Lewicke was crowned the first-ever Miss Greater Rockville at the competition held at Rockville High School on March 17. Photos by Steve Smith.

Twenty-three-year-old Katlyn Lewicke was crowned the first-ever Miss Greater Rockville on March 17 at Rockville High School.
The preliminary competition to Miss Connecticut was open to young women from across the state between the ages of 17 and 24. Eleven competed for the title, and more than $1,000 was awarded in scholarship prizes to the winners.

Lewicke is a graduate of Smith College in Northampton, Mass. She formerly held the title of Miss Western Massachusetts, and currently lives in Milford, Conn. “It’s an amazing honor,” Lewicke said, ”especially to be the first. To be named the inaugural Miss Greater Rockville is a wonderful moment.”

She said she is already becoming a quick study of Rockville and Vernon, and is eager to meet the people in the area, and is proud to be representing Greater Rockville at the state competition in June. “I’m familiar with what goes on here, and what kind of town it is,” she said. “I’ve spend a lot of time here this weekend and I’m really excited to represent the area.”

Kaitlyn Bogue, of Oxford, was awarded the Miss Tolland County title by the Miss Connecticut Board of Directors, because of the large number of talented competitors. A misread of the final ballot had Bogue initially announced as the first runner-up, but that was quickly corrected, to her surprise.

“It was a surprise win, because I was called as first runner-up,” she said, “but then to realize that I had gotten the first-ever Miss Tolland County crown was incredible. I almost cried, and I never cry."

Cassia Shoaf, 16, of North Granby, was crowned Miss Greater Rockville’s Outstanding Teen, from six competitors between the ages of 13 and 17. “It feels amazing,” Shoaf said. “I don’t even know how to describe it. It was stressful, but a lot of fun.”

Shoaf said she was momentarily overwhelmed when she heard her name announced as the winner. “I kind of had a panic attack,” she said. “I was shaking. I was very excited and happy. I’m excited to learn more about Rockville and work with these people.”

The Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Organization formed officially in January, as an off-shoot of the Rockville Community Alliance. Pamela Didio is the new organization’s executive director, and said the event was significant for Rockville.

“I really think it went great,” Didio said of the large undertaking for herself and the RCA. “There were a few problems here and there. I was tested, but I think it came through. I was so pleased to see all of the people in the auditorium.”

Didio’s first foray into the Miss Connecticut organization was one that she said will hopefully continue in Rockville, especially since it drew so many contestants. “They’re all spectacular,” she said. “They’re all talented and beautiful, and there is no question at all that they are very smart, too. Now that we’ve had this pageant, I hope interest is going to grow.”

Lewicke, who had also competed in two other Miss Connecticut preliminaries recently, said the event in Rockville was run very well, especially for being the first such event. “I felt like this competition ran seamlessly,” she said. “It’s important that they make the competitors as comfortable as they can, and it was beautiful – the venue is amazing and they took really good care of us. They really make us feel like celebrities on the red carpet.”

“They gave us great food,” Bogue said of Didio and her crew. “They also let us do our own thing, and knew to give us our own space when we needed it, but they were also there when we needed them.”

Didio said plans for the titleholders are to have them attend many special events in Rockville, Vernon and the surrounding area.

“We’re definitely going to have them at ‘July in the Sky,’ ‘National Night Out,’ and ‘Rockville Fest,’ and somehow we want to incorporate them into ‘Winterfest.’ We’re also hoping to have them visit some of our sponsors, and come and do pictures with new businesses that are opening, and a lot of stuff with the community,” she said.

 


WELCOME!

The Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Competition, was held on March 17, 2012 is now an official preliminary to the Miss Connecticut Pageant being held on the dates of June 28-30 in New London, CT. 

The winner of that title is Connecticut's official representative to compete in the Miss America Pageant, the nation's leading achievement program and the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women!

Participation in this program provides young women with the opportunity to promote a platforms of community service, share their talents, intelligence, and positive values while serving as role models in their communities, all with the support of dedicated volunteers assisting them in their pursuit of academic excellence, service and lifelong success.

-Pamela DiDio, Executive Director

860/646-5320
pageant@RockvilleCommunityAlliance.org


Click for more information 

How do I enter, qualify and sign-up for Miss Greater Rockville?

Ticket Information - March 17, 2012 Miss Greater Rockville at Rockville High School (2/16/13)

Children's Miracle Network  - National Platform, supported at every level

Miss Outstanding Teen (Ages 13- 17)

How to Help - Sponsors or volunteers

Sponsorship Forms and Ad Book sizes

Our Sponsors and supporters

Press Coverage

Miss America History


 2012 Information 

Executive Director - Pamela DiDio 860/646-5320
Treasurer
- Ben Klimczak

Business Manager
-
Terilynn Rogers
Sponsorship Chairperson
- Bryan Flint
Sponsorship Information/Price

Volunteers        Volunteer form

Press Coverage

E-mail Contact: pageant@RockvilleCommunityAlliance.org  

   On Facebook, or www.facebook.com/MissGreaterRockville 

 

 

Miss CT visits Vernon
as local pageant nears

By Steve Smith - Staff Writer
Vernon/Region - posted Fri., Feb. 24, 2012

Miss Connecticut Morgan Amarone visited Vernon twice recently, in order to help with preparations for the upcoming Miss Greater Rockville pageant, which is being presented in conjunction with the Rockville Community Alliance and the Vernon Parks and Recreation Department. On Feb. 19, organizers of the local preliminary to the Miss Connecticut crown competition met with prospective contestants, including local women from Vernon, Tolland, Ellington and South Windsor. Amarone was able to tell about her experiences and answer questions. Prospective competitors can still enter the competition and may reside, work or attend school anywhere in the state of Connecticut.

The Miss Greater Rockville competition will take place on March 17, at 6 p.m. at Rockville High School. The organization’s executive director, Pam Didio, said the winner of the competition will receive a $500 scholarship, as well as a prize package worth a yet-to-be-determined amount.

On Feb. 21, Didio and Amarone made a presentation before the Vernon Town Council. “This has been a very busy year for the RCA,” Didio said, adding that the group has partnered with the Parks Department on several ventures, including the Rockville Fest, Winterfest and the National Night Out.

“One of the reasons we’re doing the Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship pageant is that we’re hoping to bring more interest and business into Rockville,” Didio said. “Also, I think it is a wonderful program for young women.” Didio called the participants in the Miss Connecticut organization “mature, knowledgeable and loving.”

Amarone said there are a lot of misconceptions about “so-called beauty pageants,” and that the Miss America program concentrates its focus on community service and scholarship. “We are actually the world’s largest provider of scholarships for women,” she said, adding that all participants are working toward their college degree, as well as working for, and creating awareness of, their personal platforms.

“Being a part of the Miss America organization affords young women the opportunity to have a voice,” she said. “Wearing the crown, as we like to say, is like having a microphone.” In fact, it was Amarone’s platform of cancer education and awareness that lead her to seek the competitions as a way to get her message heard.

“Miss Greater Rockville will have her own personal platform – whatever she chooses that to be, and she will have a voice to speak about that issue that she is so passionate about,” Amarone said, adding that the to-be-crowned local titleholder will also be someone who has community service to the town of Vernon as one of her objectives.

“She will represent your town at the Miss Connecticut pageant on June 30…and she will have to demonstrate her commitment to leading a healthy lifestyle, community service, and her commitment to pursuing higher education. Promoting a well-rounded individual is what we pride ourselves on. You have some very great young women in this town, and I’m very excited to see who gets to take on this role,” Amarone said.

Each local titleholder also volunteers and raises funds for the Miss America organization’s national platform, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, including the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

Amarone and Nicole Nemense – Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen – will co-emcee the competition. Didio also presented each council member with a pair of tickets to the event. Tickets are available online. For more information, contact Pam Didio at pamdidio@att.net, or visit www.rockvillecommunityalliance.org.

 

 

    

The Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Committee would like to thank

Rockville Community Alliance

Vernon Parks & Recreation Department

Rockville Bank

Pietras Family Funeral Homes

Steve Smith Photography

Munson’s Chocolates

Charles Wright Photography

Jane Texira – Arbonne Products

Barbara Maloney – Avon

Mr. Sparkle Car Wash

Dunkin Donuts of Rockville & Vernon

Rockville Downtown Association

Bev’s Corner

Russ’s Time Diner

Miss Connecticut Scholarship Organization

Crystal Blueprint & Stationery

Marcy’s House of Beauty

Beyond Dance – Jessica Foster

Rockville Public Library

Vernon Greenways Volunteers

Vernon Youth Services Department

Bryan Flint -Showtime Productions

Antonio’s Pizza – Rockville

Stone & Paddle

Gold & Diamond Exchange

Panda Palace

Lunging Tiger

Vernon C.E.R.T.

Sue Balon & Ellen Bauwens

Kennedy & Company Salon

Vernon Historical Society

Michelle’s Florals

Carl Slicer – Videographer

Uptown Consignments

 

 2012 Information 


Ticket Information

March 17, 2012 at 6 pm
Rockville High School Auditorium
70 Loveland Hill, Vernon, CT

      Information: Pam DiDio, 860/646-5320 or pageant@RockvilleCommunityAlliance.org

$15.00 each, $10.00 Seniors (55+) and under 10 years old

General Admission Seating – first come, first served

RESERVED TICKET ORDER FORM - reserve_ticket_request-2012.pdf

Mail your completed form to: 

MGRSO c/o RCA
P.O. Box 45
Vernon-Rockville, CT  06066

Please make checks payable to: MGRSO (Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Organization)

 

Tickets are available to purchase at Russ's Time and Crystal Blueprint 

 

 

Miss Connecticut 2012
Morgan Amarone

Age: 23
Hometown:
Hamden, Connecticut
Education:
Hamden High School. Quinnipiac University
Platform Issue:
The Power of Pink: Cancer Education Awareness
Scholastic Ambition:
To obtain my Master of Business Administration Degree in Healthcare Management
Talent:
Jazz Dance
Scholastic Honors:
Dean's List; Accepted into MBA Program as a Junior; One of three students chosen for National Leadership Conference
Career Ambition:
To work administratively in a hospital or healthcare facility
Local Competition Sponsor:
Miss Southington Scholarship Organization
State Competition Sponsor:
Miss Connecticut Scholarship Corporation

 

Miss America 2012
Laura Kaeppeler

Age: 23
Hometown:
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Education:
St. Joseph High School
Carthage College - Music, Vocal Performance
National Platform Issue:
Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler is the National Goodwill Ambassador for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
Platform Issue:
Circles of Support - Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents
Talent:
Operatic Vocal
Scholastic Ambition:
To attend law school
Scholastic Honors:
Dean's List; Outstanding Senior Music Major Award; Music Department Honor's Recital Participant
Career Ambition:
To pursue a career in Childhood Advocacy Law

 

 

Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen 2012
Nicole Nemense

 

 

 

 

 2012 Information 

Miss Connecticut title - June 28-30, 2012

Miss Connecticut
2012 Competition

June 28-30, 2012

The Garde Arts Center, New London

http://gardearts.org/


State of CT, Contact Information

 

 2012 Information 
How do I enter?

Contact:
Pamela DiDio - Executive Director 
112 Box Mountain Drive, Vernon, CT 06066

Tel:  (860) 646-5320
Email:   pageant@RockvilleCommunityAlliance.org

Here is the basic information needed from contestants to then proceed through the application process.

application_for_local_pageant-2012.pdf

A more thorough and detailed application is then processed.  You will be assisted through the process if necessary!


Here is the website that explains the connection to
the Children's Miracle Network.

http://www.missamericaforkids.org/ 

The Miss America Organization has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to raise funds and awareness for children’s hospitals throughout the United States. Contestants competing in Miss America-sponsored pageants are now expected to raise a minimum of $100 in donations for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the Miss America Scholarship Fund. It’s not an entrance fee, but a new service requirement. In addition, each new Miss America becomes the goodwill ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, speaking on behalf of kids treated at children’s hospitals and raising awareness around the country. It’s just another way the Miss America Organization helps young women leave a legacy of service, scholarship, and support.

How Can I Help?

Supporting children’s hospitals is a community effort, and your local contestant needs your help. Because funds donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals stay in the community, when you donate you’re helping kids near you—maybe even the children in your own life. Help your local contestant reach her fundraising goal by donating to these two wonderful causes.

Thank you for helping Miss America contestants make miracles happen!

 

 

Scholarship Funds Available for Young Women from the
Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Competition

Rockville, CT.  (Released February 6, 2012) The Executive Director of the Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Organization, Mrs. Pamela DiDio,  has acknowledged that over $1,000 in scholarships and prizes will be awarded to the the titleholder, runner-up and Miss Congeniality winners in the upcoming Scholarship Pageant to be held on March 17, 2012.  The teenager named as Miss Greater Rockville's Outstanding Teen (14-17 years of age) will receive a substantial savings bond.

The main purpose of this competition is to help young women who intend to further their education after high school.  Young women ages 17-24 years old who are graduating this year (or receiving their G.E.D. By July 1, 2012) are eligible to apply.  They must be U.S. Citizens and residents of Connecticut (or work or go to school here full time.)  These scholarships are also available for women who currently attend  college, or are graduating this year (scholarships can also be applied to student loans).

According to Mrs. DiDio, a member of the Rockville Community Alliance (RCA), a local community service group, the RCA has partnered with the state level of the Miss America Organization to make this event possible. The Miss America Organization is the largest program in the world that gives scholarships to young women  (go to www.missamerica.org  for more info on this program).  “With college tuition and fees on the rise, these girls can use all the help that is available” DiDio said.  “Our children are our future – they are the leaders of tomorrow, and they need a good education.  As parents of three children, my husband and I are quite aware how daunting it is to put a child through college.  Not all parents can help either, and it's scary for young people to think about having to be thousands of dollars in debt after graduating from college.”

The Miss Greater Scholarship Competition will be accepting applications through March 2nd.  

Girls interested in applying can contact:  
Executive Director, Pam DiDio: pageant@RockvilleCommunityAlliance.org  or by calling (860) 646-5320

Visit us on the web at:  www.rockvillecommunityalliance.org and clicking on Miss Greater Rockville; or at www.rockvillect.org/missgreaterrockville.htm  

There will be an orientation for young women, teen girls, and their parents/guardians interested in becoming contestants for the Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Competition on Sunday, Feb. 19th at  2 :00 pm at Bev's Corner, 3  Elm St., Rockville.  Call (860) 646-5320 for more info.

 

 2012 Information 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:  PAM DIDIO

860-646-5320

 pageant@RockvilleCommunityAlliance.org

MISS GREATER ROCKVILLE SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
TO BE HELD SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2012,

 6:00 PM, AT ROCKVILLE HIGH SCHOOL

ROCKVILLE, CT.  (Released JANUARY 6, 2012)  Miss Greater Rockville

    Scholarship Organization officials have announced the very first Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Competition, which will be held on March 17, 2012 at 6:00 pm.  The Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Organization is proud to welcome contestants from around the state of Connecticut to the competition,  which will take place at the Rockville High School, 70 Loveland Hill Road, Vernon, Connecticut.

     Executive Director for the Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Organization, Pamela DiDio, said she is hoping to see a large number of high caliber contestants for this premier competition.  “We are looking for intelligent, ambitious and talented young women,” DiDio said.  “ We are hoping to give the judges a challenging task to pick the very first “Miss Greater Rockville” (ages 17-24) and “Miss Greater Rockville's Outstanding Teen” (ages 14 -17). 

     Contestants will compete in four phases of competition at the pageant, including talent, interview, bathing suit and evening gown.  During the competition, each contestant  will also discuss her chosen platform, a social or community issue of concern to herself and our society at large.

    The winner of the Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Competition will be awarded $500 in scholarship funds for her college or graduate school education.  The first runner up, the young woman chosen as “Miss Congeniality” and the girl chosen as “Miss Greater Rockville's Outstanding Teen” will also receive an award. 

    During her year of service, Miss Greater Rockville will travel across Connecticut, speaking to government officials, business leaders community groups and all types of citizens about her platform issue and encouraging them to become involved in her cause.  She will also be eligible to compete for the Miss Connecticut title in June.

    “ Miss Greater Rockville will not only serve as a role model for young women and as an ambassador for the Miss America Organization, she will also urge girls and young women to develop their leadership skill and to take an active role in their communities,” said Mrs. DiDio.

     The Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship competition will provide opportunities for young women to achieve their personal and professional ambitions.  Contestants also participate in community service activities and develop leadership skills that help them excel in their chosen career and life goals.  A not-for-profit affiliate of the Miss America Organization, the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Organization has made available thousands of dollars in scholarships and in-kind funds to hundreds of young women throughout the state.  Winners from the Miss Greater Rockville Competition will be eligible to compete in the Miss Connecticut Competition and that winner is eligible to move on and compete in the Miss America Competition.  

     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. Each year the Miss American Organization makes available more than $40 million in cash and tuition scholarship assistance.  Based in Linwood, New Jersey, the Miss America Organization provide young women a vehicle to further their personal and professional goals and instills a spirit of community service through a variety of unique nationwide community-based programs.  On an annual basis, Miss America state and local titleholders,  along with the Organization's network of volunteer, participate in more than 12,000 community-service projects, providing in excess of500,000 service hours to worthy causes.  For more information about the Miss America Organization please visit  www.missamerica.org.  For more information about the Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Competition, please contact Pam DiDio at 860-646-5320 or at:  pageant@RockvilleCommunityAlliance.org  or, go to:

www.rockvillecommunityalliance.org and click on Miss Greater Rockville.

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Join our Miss Connecticut team:

 

Criteria includes:

- Ages 17 to 24

- Talented

- Focused

- Goal-oriented

- People-oriented

- Positive attitude

- Community service

 

 

Benefits:

- Earn scholarship money

- Compete for Miss Connecticut

- Build your résumé

- Make friends

- Network

 

 

 

 

 

Why enter?

"The Miss America program has enabled me to do things I never dreamed of doing…It is a vehicle to make your mark on this world."

Angela Perez Baraquio
Miss America 2001

Developed by the Miss America Organization, the Miss America program exists to provide personal and professional opportunities for young women to promote their voices in culture, politics and the community. It provides a forum for today's young women to express their viewpoints, talents and accomplishments to audiences during the telecast and to the public-at-large during the ensuing year. Almost all contestants have either received, or are in the process of earning either college or postgraduate degrees, and utilize Miss America scholarship grants to further their educations.

The Miss America Competition began in 1921 as part of an elaborate public festival staged by Atlantic City businessmen to extend the summer tourist season. In succeeding years, the Miss America competition evolved into an American tradition with contestants from each of the states competing every September for the coveted title of Miss America. Early on, the talent competition was made part of the Competition in addition to the original swimsuit segment.

In 1945, the Organization began supporting women's education by offering its first scholarship. Today, 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. Each year, the Miss America Organization makes available more than $45 million in cash and tuition scholarship assistance.

In the 1980's, a significant stride towards community service was made by the Organization when it began requiring each contestant in the local, state and national competition to embrace a social platform of national significance. As a result, Miss Americas have since become powerful, visible and credible spokeswomen for issues ranging from AIDS awareness and prevention programs to programs in support of homeless veterans. Whereas the Miss Americas of the past may have spent their year of service signing autographs in local drug stores for one of the pageant's sponsors, Miss America today is in great demand as a speaker before legislative bodies, civic and national service organizations and prestigious bodies of the nation's news media such as the National Press Club. Today, on an annual basis, Miss America state and local titleholders, along with the Organization's network of volunteers, participate in more than 12,000 community service projects, providing in excess of 500,000 service hours to worthy causes.

Since its inception in 1921 the competition continues to grow and remains rich in history and social significance. Based in Linwood, New Jersey, the Miss America Organization (a not-for-profit organization) provides young women with a vehicle to further their personal and professional goals and instills a spirit of community service through a variety of unique nationwide community-based programs.

  Source:  http://www.missamerica.org/organization-info/corporate-info-overview.aspx 


Miss Outstanding Teen


Also seeking teens interested in the title of 

"Miss Greater Rockville’s Outstanding Teen"
(ages 13-17)

 2012 Information 

PAGEANT DATE: March 17, 2012

Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen 2012
Nicole Nemense

For more information, please
log on to our “Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Organization”
page on Facebook, or
www.facebook.com/MissGreaterRockville 

or e-mail pageant@RockvilleCommunityAlliance.org 

 


Miss America History

1921 First Miss America competition is held.
1933 The pageant was staged in Boardwalk Convention Center (then called Convention Hall).
1935-1939 Talent is added to the competition, which was staged in the Marine Ballroom of the Steel Pier.
1940-1942 The competition returns to the Boardwalk Hall.
1942-1945 From September 1942 - September 1945 (four pageants) the contest was staged in the Warner Theatre which was located on the Boardwalk.
1945 First scholarship grant ($5,000) is awarded to Bess Myerson, the first college graduate to serve as Miss America.
1946 The pageant returned to Boardwalk Hall until 2004 -- when Deidre Downs was named Miss America 2005.
1950s The Miss America Scholarship Fund reaches over $250,000.
1954 First nationally televised Miss America telecast kicks off one of the longest-running live events in television history.
1955 Bert Parks begins his 25-year tenure as Master of Ceremonies, introducing the program’s theme song, "There She Is, Miss America."
1966 Miss America is broadcast for the first time in color.
1989 Focus on achievement comes of age, as the platform program is introduced.
1994 Heather Whitestone, who is profoundly deaf, is the first woman with a disability to become Miss America.
1995 By the 75th Anniversary of Miss America and 50th Anniversary of the Miss America Scholarship Fund, the Organization has become the world's largest provider of scholarships for young women in the world.
1996 The Miss America Organization conducts its first-ever National Day of Service by staging nearly 100 events throughout the country featuring Miss America Organization titleholders and community, government, business and education leaders.
1997 The Miss America telecast appears on ABC television for the first time since the 1950s.
2000 Miss America Organization celebrates its 80th Anniversary.
2001 The judging system at the national level is revamped in order to better reflect the goals of the Miss America Organization. In doing so, the organization is able to provide nearly $50,000 more in scholarship money at the national level.
2004 Miss America celebrates 50 years on television
2006 The Miss America Pageant moves to Las Vegas, which continues as its 'televised location' today.
2007 Miss America Organization and TLC sign a multi-year deal for telecast rights to the Miss America Pageant.
2009 Miss Puerto Rico rejoins the Miss America Program after a fifty-year absence.
2010 The Miss America Pageant returns to ABC with a multi-year deal.
2011 The Rockville Community Alliance, (RCA) decides to pursue local sponsorship for the surrounding community with the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Corporation, (MCSC) the statewide organization.
2012 The agreement is between the RCA and the MCSC to sponsor and host the first ever "Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Pageant! It will be taking place at Rockville High School on March 17, 2012  at 6 pm.
 

 

 

Miss Connecticut Pageant (Ages 17-24)

Become a Miss Contestant

Eligibility Requirements

• At least 17 years old at the time of the local pageant
• Must be a U.S. citizen
• No more than 24 years old on December 30th of the year of the Miss America national finals
• High school graduate or successfully completed G.E.D. by July 1, 2011
• Female, never married, and have never had any children
• Meet residency requirements for competing in a certain town or state
• Meet character criteria as set forth by the Miss America Organization
• Be able to meet the time commitment responsibilities as set forth by the local or state program in which you compete

Areas of Competition

Talent 35%
Interview 25%
Evening Wear 20%
Lifestyle and Fitness 15%
Onstage Question 5%

Children's Miracle Network

Each contestant must raise a minimum of $100 for the Children's Miracle Network to compete in a Miss Connecticut local pageant. If you compete in more than one local pageant, you must raise a minimum of $100 for each local pageant you enter up to a total of $400. Once you have raised a total of $400, you are not required to raise more money and can enter as many local pageants for which you qualify in the current pageant year. However, the $400 is just a minimum; you may raise more money for CMN is you wish to do so.

To administer the CMN fundraising, each contestant must do the following:

1. Create your personal web page on the CMN web site (see the CMN MAO Guide.pdf for details).

2. Raise the required funds for CMN.

3. Print out proof of money raised to bring with you to the local pageant. If you are personally donating to CMN by check, please make the check out to CMN (not the local pageant). If possible, please try to avoid bringing a check with you the day of the pageant.

To find out which local pageants you may be eligible for, or for any questions, please contact us at info@missctamerica.org

 

ATTENTION: 

High School students, college students, women between the ages of 17 & 24.

 

The Rockville Community Alliance (RCA) is bringing an exciting event to the area - the Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Pageant, to be held on March 17, 2012. As this is a scholarship program, I am writing to you in the hopes that you will share this information with the young women in your community. The deadline to apply is March 2nd, but I would advise anyone new to the program to apply ASAP by contacting me and I will forward the necessary documents.

 Should you have any questions regarding this program, please do not hesitate to contact me via email: pamdidio@att.net or by telephone: (860) 646-5320.

There will also be a Miss Greater Rockville's Outstanding Teen competition, the requirements and rules of which are very similar to the "Miss" event. In lieu of a "scholarship", she will receive a savings bond. If anyone is interested in that (girls that may have younger sisters) they should contact me also.

I thank you in advance for your attention to, and help with, this request, and look forward to hearing from some young women from your schools.

Sincerely,
Pam DiDio
Executive Director
Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Organization

 

Scholarship Funds Available for Young Women from the

Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Competition

Rockville, CT.  The Executive Director of the Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Organization, Mrs. Pamela DiDio,  has acknowledged that over $1,000 in scholarships and prizes will be awarded to the the titleholder, runner-up and Miss Congeniality winners in the upcoming Scholarship Pageant to be held on March 17, 2012.  The teenager named as Miss Greater Rockville's Outstanding Teen (14-17 years of age) will receive a substantial savings bond.

The main purpose of this competition is to help young women who intend to further their education after high school.  Young women ages 17-24 years old who are graduating this year (or receiving their G.E.D. By July 1, 2012) are eligible to apply.  They must be U.S. Citizens and residents of Connecticut (or work or go to school here full time.)  These scholarships are also available for women who currently attend  college, or are graduating this year (scholarships can also be applied to student loans).

According to Mrs. DiDio, a member of the Rockville Community Alliance (RCA), a local community service group, the RCA has partnered with the state level of the Miss America Organization to make this event possible. The Miss America Organization is the largest program in the world that gives scholarships to young women  (go to www.missamerica.org  for more info on this program).  “With college tuition and fees on the rise, these girls can use all the help that is available” DiDio said.  “Our children are our future – they are the leaders of tomorrow, and they need a good education.  As parents of three children, my husband and I are quite aware how daunting it is to put a child through college.  Not all parents can help either, and it's scary for young people to think about having to be thousands of dollars in debt after graduating from college.”

The Miss Greater Scholarship Competition will be accepting applications through March 2nd.  Girls interested in applying can contact:  Pam DiDio at pamdidio@att.net  or by calling (860) 646-5320, going to:  www.rockvillecommunityalliance.org and clicking on Miss Greater Rockville; or by contacting:  pageant@RockivlleCommunityAlliance.org 

Contact:  Pamela DiDio

                 112 Box Mountain Drive, Vernon, CT 06066

                 Tel:  (860) 646-5320      email:  pamdidio@att.net 

Scholarship Organization Looking for Contestants

Rockville.  The recently formed Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Organization is seeking young women from 17 – 24 years of age to compete in the pageant scheduled for March 17th.  This competition will be the local level of the Miss America Organization.  The titleholder from this event will be eligible to compete in for the Miss Connecticut title which will be held in June of this year.  State winners go on to compete for the title of Miss America. This competition is open to young women throughout the state.  For information regarding contestant eligibility, go to:  http://www.missamerica.org/ 

   Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer with this organization should contact Pam DiDio  at pamdidio@att.net  or go to:  www.rockvillecommunityalliance.org  and click on “Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship”.

 

Welcome to the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Program,
an Official Preliminary to the Miss America Pageant

The Miss Connecticut Scholarship Corporation is a non-profit organization that awards scholarships to outstanding young women to help advance them academically and professionally. Participants have gone on to achieve major success in diverse fields including medicine, law, business, broadcast journalism, theater, politics, literature and more. 

     The Miss Connecticut Pageant is an official preliminary of the Miss America Pageant, the nation's leading achievement program and the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women.

     Participation in this program provides young women with the opportunity to promote a platforms of community service, share their talents, intelligence, and positive values while serving as role models in their communities, all with the support of dedicated volunteers assisting them in their pursuit of academic excellence, service and lifelong success.

 


 
  2013 Souvenir Program Book Sponsorship Information  

 

How to help! - (Released January 31, 2012)

We have some exciting news! Rockville will be home to the Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Competition on March 17th 2012!! The Rockville Community Alliance (RCA) is proud to announce that it is partnering with the Miss America Organization to bring this well-known scholarship competition to the Vernon/Rockville area.

This is the first time in many, many years- possibly decades - which an event such as this has been held in Rockville!! There have been no other competitions in this area for a long time. While this is known as the “Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Competition” it is open to any young woman 17-24 years of age who: is a resident of Connecticut; works here full time (from out of state); or is a full time student (from out of state). Therefore, people from across the state (and possibly bordering states) will be in attendance the night of the competition!

Just a quick history of the Miss America Organization: it began in 1921 in Atlantic City as a

celebration calculated to extend the tourist season, with young women competing from each state. In 1945 the offering of the first scholarship was instituted. Today the Miss America Organization is the world's largest provider of scholarships for young women. Then in 1980 the Organization began requiring each contestant in the local, state and national competition to declare a “platform” on a subject meaningful to her but having an impact on the community, locally and nationally. Titleholders for local, state and national “Miss” events have undertaken to champion serious current-day causes, “ranging from AIDS awareness and prevention programs to programs in support of homeless veterans.”

“Developed by the Miss America Organization, the Miss America program exists to provide personal and professional opportunities for young women and to promote their voices in culture, politics and the community.

The program provides a forum for today's young women to express their viewpoints, talents and accomplishments to audiences during the telecast and to the public-at-large during the ensuing year. Almost all contestants have either received, or are in the process of earning, college or postgraduate degrees and utilize Miss America scholarship grants to further their educations.”   www.missamerica.org/organization-info/key-facts-and-figures.aspx 

To make this event successful we are hoping to raise a large amount of money to support the scholarships for these young women. To undertake a task of this magnitude requires a lot of community support – and that is where you might be able to help. We will be looking to build a strong foundation of volunteers (does your company require employees to put in volunteer hours?), raising money for scholarships – but, we are also in need of in-kind goods and services; anything from catering to decorations, from small items for gifts or consolation prizes to bottled water for the behind the scenes people.  

The Rockville Community Alliance is a group of volunteers with a big vision for Rockville, and this competition is just part of it – if you are able to contribute anything at all, your generosity would be greatly appreciated.

If you wish to advertise in the program booklet, the prices are on-line:

Attached you will find a form that you can fill out and return to:

The Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Organization
C/O The Rockville Community Alliance
P.O. Box 45
Vernon-Rockville, CT 06066


Sponsorship Forms and Ad book sizes


Our sponsors and supporters   2012 Information 


Vernon Parks &
Recreation Dept.

Director - Bruce Dinnie


 

Rockville Bank


Pietras Family Funeral Homes


 

Dowding, Moriarty & Dimock Insurance


Rockville Downtown Association


Vernon Youth Services Bureau


 

BuilderLady Services


Academy of Art & Learning


Tolland County Chamber of Commerce


Olender's Inc.


Dog Essentials LLC


Tire Town Inc.


EarthCare


Kennedy & Co. Salon

Dance & Beyond

Gold & Diamond Exchange

Barbara Maloney, Avon Representative

Jane Texira, Arbonne Products Representative

Vernon Historical Society


Lunging Tiger


Munson's Chocolates, Bolton


 
www.VernonDemocrats.com 

Best to All the Contestants


Mr. Sparkle Car Wash


Swiss Cleaners


  

Rockville Public Library


Charles M. Wright - Photographer


 

 

 

Miss America Organization Mission Statement: 

Scholarship, Service, Style, Success

MISS GREATER ROCKVILLE
SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION

MARCH 17, 2012
6 pm at Rockville High School

 

 

Children's Miracle Network click here for more information 

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has a nearly 20-year history working with the Miss America Organization, but has been the official national platform since 2007. The partnership has raised nearly $5 million since 2007, benefiting children’s hospitals across the nation.

The partnership also extends to the women competing at local, state and national levels of the pageant, asking each contestant who participates to be responsible for raising funds on behalf of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the Miss America Scholarship fund. 

    From:  http://childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/Partners/Sponsors/MISSAMERICA 

   Contestants, to register:  http://www.missamericaforkids.org/

 

The Miss America Organization has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to raise funds and awareness for children’s hospitals throughout the United States. Contestants competing in Miss America-sponsored pageants are now expected to raise a minimum of $100 in donations for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the Miss America Scholarship Fund. It’s not an entrance fee, but a new service requirement. In addition, each new Miss America becomes the goodwill ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, speaking on behalf of kids treated at children’s hospitals and raising awareness around the country. It’s just another way the Miss America Organization helps young women leave a legacy of service, scholarship, and support.

How Can I Help

Supporting children’s hospitals is a community effort, and your local contestant needs your help. Because funds donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals stay in the community, when you donate you’re helping kids near you—maybe even the children in your own life. Help your local contestant reach her fundraising goal by donating to these two wonderful causes.

Thank you for helping Miss America contestants make miracles happen!

 

 

Press Coverage

ReminderNews

Vernon Patch

 

 

Miss Greater Rockville organization formed, pageant date set

By Steve Smith - Staff Writer
Vernon - posted Fri., Jan. 6, 2012

 www.remindernews.com/article/2012/01/05/miss-greater-rockville-organization-formed-pageant-date-set 

Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen Nicole Nemense
visits with Town Councilman and RCA member Tom DiDio
at last fall's Rockville Fest. File photo by Steve Smith.

Rockville will be sending a representative to compete for the Miss Connecticut crown in June of this year. At a meeting on Jan. 4, members of the Rockville Community Alliance signed an agreement with the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Corporation, which created the Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Organization.

The Miss Greater Rockville Pageant will take place March 17, at a location to be determined, but the organizers are already excited.

Pam DiDio, who will serve as the new organization's executive director, said the idea germinated after Miss Connecticut 2010 Brittany Decker and Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen 2010, Logan West, visited the Rockville Fest in September of 2010.

“At a meeting afterwards we were saying, ‘Wouldn't it be great if we had a Miss Rockville or Miss Greater Rockville?’” DiDio said, adding that the idea bounced around among the group until it really took hold after Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen 2011, Nicole Nemense, made an appearance at this past fall's Rockville Fest, and subsequent contact with members of the Miss Connecticut organization.

“We were all so impressed with Nicole,” DiDio said, “so we talked about it some more with people from Miss Connecticut.”

DiDio said she and the other organizers hope this will do several positive things for Rockville and the surrounding area. “I think it will help bring a lot of good attention to Rockville,” DiDio said, “and hopefully some businesses will get involved. People will know who we are and what we're about. We hope to have a lot of contestants.”

RCA President Jim Sendrak said the pageant organization will be good for the growth of the RCA. “I think it will be fantastic,” Sendrak said. “It will be a great learning experience for us. We've just got to commit our hearts and souls. I like the idea of really approaching and tackling a truly structured event.”

DiDio added that she hopes the pageant and organization will have a positive impact on young women in the area, whether they compete as contestants, or volunteer. “Obviously, it will help provide more scholarships for girls,” DiDio said. “I also think it prepares them for life after college. It helps them to integrate into real life when they get out of school. You have to take on responsibilities, organize yourself, and utilize self-discipline. It's good for their self-esteem, and also as good role models for younger girls.”

Miss Connecticut Executive Director Tom Prete, while busily helping current Miss Connecticut compete for the Miss America crown in Las Vegas on Jan. 14, said he is thrilled with the Rockville franchise's expansion in this part of the state. “I'm ecstatic to open up to that end of the state,” Prete said. “We are, in fact, the Miss Connecticut Organization - we're not southern Connecticut, we're not eastern Connecticut, and we're not western Connecticut. I love the fact that we're opening up other parts of the state now.”

Prete added that he expects between 20 and 23 contestants will compete for the Miss Connecticut crown in June, up from 19 last year. The organization is seeking interested contestants, as well as volunteers and sponsorship partners. Miss Greater Rockville will be an “open” pageant, meaning that young women between the ages of 17 and 24 who live, work or go to school anywhere in the state are eligible, but the organizers said they hope to attract contestants from the eastern part of the state, since Miss Greater Rockville will be the only local Miss Connecticut preliminary held in either Tolland or Windham counties.

The Miss Rocky Hill/Hartford County Pageant, which took place last fall, and the Miss Greater Simsbury Pageant (also new this year), which will take place Feb. 11, are the other closest local pageants.

There was a Miss Vernon, formerly. Officials couldn't recall the exact dates, but it was more than a decade ago. Miss Connecticut 1989 was Glastonbury resident Marlena Marshall, who entered the state pageant as Miss Vernon.

For more information about the Miss Greater Rockville Pageant and organization, call Pam DiDio at 860-646-5320 or find the Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Organization on Facebook. More information on contestant eligibility is available at www.missctamerica.org.

 
 

Scholarship Funding Outlined for the Miss Greater Rockville Pageant

http://vernon.patch.com/articles/scholarship-funding-outlinjed-for-miss-greater-rockville-pageant 

The event is slated for March 17.  2012 Information 


More than $1,000 in scholarships and prizes will be awarded to the the titleholder, runner-up and Miss Congeniality winners in the upcoming Miss Greater Rockville Pageant.

That is the word from Pamela DiDio, the executive director of the Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Organization.

The event is scheduled for March 17 at the high school.

"The main purpose of this competition is to help young women who intend to further their education after high school," DiDio said.

Young women 17 to 24 who are graduating this year or receiving their GED by July 1 are eligible to apply. Contestants must be U.S. citizens and residents of Connecticut (or work or go to school in the state full-time).

Scholarships can be applied to student loans, DiDio said.

The Rockville Community Alliance, a local community service group, has partnered with the state level of the Miss America Organization to sponsor the event, DiDio said.

“With college tuition and fees on the rise, these girls can use all the help that is available” DiDio said. “Our children are our future – they are the leaders of tomorrow, and they need a good education. As parents of three children, my husband and I are quite aware how daunting it is to put a child through college. Not all parents can help either, and it's scary for young people to think about having to be thousands of dollars in debt after graduating from college.”

The Miss Greater Scholarship Competition will be accepting applications through March 2. Girls interested in applying can contact DiDio at pamdidio@att.net or by calling (860) 646-5320.

 

Potential contestants can e-mail pageant@RockvilleCommunityAlliance.org or go to http://www.rockvillect.org/missgreaterrockville

An orientation meeting has been scheduled for anyone interested in becoming contestants on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. at Bev's Corner, 3 Elm St.

 

 

 

RCA Bringing Miss Greater Rockville Pageant to Town

The winner could enter the Miss Connecticut competition.

http://vernon.patch.com/articles/rca-bringing-miss-greater-rockville-pageant-to-town 

 

Pageant winners are no strangers to Rockville, 
like over the summer when magician Bryan Flint
was assisted by Nicole Nemense, Miss Connecticut Outstanding Teen 2011,
at Rockville Fest.

 

The Rockville Community Alliance is bringing a Miss America affiliated competition to town.

It's called the Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Competition and it will be affiliated with the Miss Connecticut pageant, which is part of the Miss America network.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, March 17 at Rockville High School and the deadline for contest entries is March 2.

The criteria for entries includes:

• Contestants must be 17 to 24.

• Contestants must show talent.

• Contestants must show focus.

• Contestants must be goal-oriented.

• Contestants must be people-oriented.

• Contestants must have community service experience.

An attached PDF file outlines the Miss American guidelines.

The Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Organization's Facebook page also has information on the contest.

 

2012 - Judges

Our Judges

   

Rep. Claire Janowski

In 2000, Claire Janowski was first elected to serve the constituents of the 56th District of Rockville and Vernon in the Connecticut General Assembly. She is the House Chairwoman of the Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee.

 Prior to her work at the Connecticut Legislature, Rep. Janowski was employed as a Training and Development Consultant with the Aetna Institute for Corporate Education and also worked for Aetna Life & Casualty as a Management Consultant on Research & Development Projects.

 Rep. Janowski earned her BA Degree in Psychology at Trinity College in Hartford where she was inducted in Pi Gamma MU – The international honor society in Social Science. Her successful research in leadership characteristics was published in the “Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin” in 1992, a prestigious medical journal in the social sciences. She also holds an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Manchester Community College (MCC), was honored as the MCC 1985 Harry S. Truman Scholar Nominee for academic achievement and government service and received the MCC Distinguished Alumni Award in 2003.

 She is active in the community as a member of the Tolland County Chamber of Commerce, the Vernon Historical Society, the Vernon Garden Club and the Rockville General Hospital Auxiliary. She has also served on the Vernon Town Council, chaired Vernon’s Human Services Commission, served on Vernon’s Planning & Zoning Commission, Rockville Downtown Association Board, Hockanum Valley Community Council Board, Vernon’s Bicentennial Celebration Committee, Rockville Little League and Skinner Road School PTO.

 Karen McMahon

Karen Anne McMahon has been living her childhood dream for the past 17 years as Owner/ Director of West Side Dance Center in West Springfield, MA. There she uses her talent and ambition as a mentor, instructor, choreographer and friend to her students aged from 2 to 82! “Miss Karen,” as she is known to her students, trained with Anita’s Dance Studio in West Springfield, MA and continued her training with Broadway Dance Center, Traditions in Tap and Dance Educators of America to name a few. Her judging credits include the Easthampton Junior Miss/Distinguished Young Woman of America Program & Miss Senior Massachusetts.

 Karen has choreographed shows such as; the children’s theater production of Clorinda at the Majestic Theater, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Escanaba In Love, Scapino, A Christmas Carol & The Bacchae. A former performer for Riverside Park and Six Flags New England, Karen has also danced alongside many dance icons such as Danny Daniels, Prof. LaVaughn Robinson and Frank Hatchett.

 

Roger Picard

67 Cedar Lane, Wolcott, CT 06716 • 203-879-3356 or 203-910-6829

Roger Picard is a retired Wolcott police officer having served 25 years and retiring at the rank of Lieutenant. He has owned and operated a professional photography business for the past thirty years and has received numerous awards and recognition for his photographic work from the Connecticut Professional Photographers Association including Photographer of the Year.

 He has served on its’ board of directors and his photographic work has been published in Cape Cod Life, Connecticut Magazine and the CT Professional Photographers Spotlight.  He currently is the photographer for the Wolcott Community News and the official photographer for the Miss Greater Waterbury Scholarship Pageant.

 He and his wife Nancy serve on the Miss Greater Waterbury Scholarship Committee and serve as business managers for Miss Brass City and Miss Brass City Outstanding Teen. Roger is also a state certified judge and has judged in state and local pageants for several years.

 He was recently elected to the Town Council of Wolcott and is an area Director for the Connecticut District Exchange Club.

 He and his wife Nancy reside in the Town of Wolcott Connecticut and have four children and two grandchildren.

 

Michael Balon

Born in Hartford, CT and raised in Manchester and Hebron. Graduated from RHAM high school and the University of Connecticut with a degree in elementary education. Married his college sweetheart and moved to the Albany, New York area where he taught fourth grade for 3 years. After that he attended Computer Processing Institute and became a computer programmer. Has worked at The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company for the past 30 plus years.

 Michael and his wife have one son who resides in Burlington, VT. While he was a boy, Michael was instrumental in starting a Cub Scout unit and then followed him to his Boy Scout unit as the treasurer and extra adult help.

 In his spare time, he enjoys reading, gardening, being with friends and relaxing.

 

Michael Woods

Michael lives in Westfield, Massachusetts. He grew up in Greenfield and graduated in 1994 from Greenfield High School.

 He is a 1999 graduate and Class President of the Massachusetts Reserve/Intermitten Police Academy. He has been with Sears in Enfield, Connecticut for the past ten years and currently holds the position of Loss Prevention Manager.

 He is also a part-time police officer for the city of Easthampton, Massachusetts. In the seven years that he has been a police officer he has received two letters of commendation for his involvement in apprehending armed robbers in two unrelated incidents.

 He is father to an eight year old son and engaged to be married to a wonderful woman with two lovely children. He enjoys hiking and camping, and is a Committee Member of Cub Scout Pack 670 in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

 

Marcy K. Kelly

 

Marcy has dual citizenship – she was born in Hartford and currently lives in Vernon, but is active in both Hartford and Vernon communities and maintains a business in both communities. While in high school she had a part time job with C.R.R.A and took business classes; that helped her decided that she wanted to own her own business after graduation.

 After graduation she continued to work with C.R.R.A. and also worked third shift full time at the Post Office. She saved her earnings and purchased her first business, a beauty salon, Marcy’s House of Beauty, which has been operating for fifteen years. In 2006 she decided to buy a vacant building on the outskirts of downtown Hartford with the goal of opening a restaurant and lounge, Club Charisma. Because of the economic situation it was quite difficult to establish a new business on the outskirts of downtown Hartford. It is her desire to completely redesign the current facility and bring it into the millennium that is both environmentally and user friendly.

 Marcy holds holiday parties for local youth and toy drives for different non-profit organizations annually, as well as continually donating time and items to the Big Brother program, Mercy House Shelter, Girl Scouts and Union Congregational Church. She continues to build on her knowledge base by reaching out to other business owners for mentors, taking classes, and attending lectures. She is a goal oriented person with the desire to make an impact on the communities that she serves.

 

 

 

 

 

  2013 Souvenir Program Book Sponsorship Information  

 

Number

Date

Title/Contact

1

October 1, 2011

Miss Bristol (open)
Executive Director & Business Manager-Michael Piskorski
860-589-6857
Email

2

October 15, 2011

Miss Southington (open)
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Executive Director: JoAnne Salerno
 203-879-4598 Email
Business Manager, Miss Southington-Vicki Buins
Email

3

October 23, 2011

Miss Forestville (open) & Petite, Little, and Junior Miss Forestville, December 2, 2011
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Facebook
Executive Director-Linda Lubrico 860-302-2566, 860-584-9456 Email
Business Manager-Brianna Carello Email

4

November 5, 2011

Miss Wolcott (closed)
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Executive Director-Bonnie Gagnon 203-879-2389
Email

5

November 12 2011

Miss Rocky Hill / Miss Hartford County/ Capital Region (open), Rocky Hill High School
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Executive Director-Linda Marino 860-584-8499, 860-302-0060 Email
Business Manager, Miss Hartford County-Nakiya Davis and Allen Troth 860-585-9828 Email
Business Manager, Miss Rocky Hill-Tracy Patton 860-305-2268, 860-314-1138 Email

6

November 19, 2011

Miss Greater Watertown (closed)
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Executive Director; Business Manager-:Avril Fraser 203-525-3830 Email
Kim Hettenbach 203-264-4794
Email

6a

November 19, 2011

Connecticut's Rising Star Pageant -
Executive Director-Marla Spadaccino
Email

7

December 3, 2011

Miss Greater Waterbury / Brass City (open). 5 p.m. Rotella Interdistrict School
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Executive Director- Stacy Perrone-Petta Email
Business Manager-Laureen Romano 860-426-0381
Email

7a

December 3, 2012

Miss Constitution (open)

8

December 3, 2011

Miss Greater Waterbury / Brass City Pre-Teen & Junior Pageant (open). 5 p.m. Rotella Interdistrict School
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Executive Director- Stacy Perrone-Petta Email
Business Manager-Laureen Romano 860-426-0381 Email

9

January 14, 2012

Miss Litchfield County (open). 4pm, Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main St, Thomaston, CT
misslitchfieldcounty.com
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Executive Directors & Business Managers-Phyllis and Ron Nordby Email

10

February 5, 2012

Miss Wethersfield (open), 1:00 pm, Rocky Hill Community Center, 761 Old Main St, Rocky Hill, CT
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Competition run by the Board of Directors: contact: Gail McCool
Email
Co-business managers-Tracy Patton /Email & Nakiya Troth

11

February 11, 2012

Miss Greater Simsbury (open). 6:30 pm Canton High School, 76 Simonds Ave, Collinsville, CT
www.MissGreaterSimsburyct.org
Executive Director- Alecia Hogan 860-518-3762
Email
Business Managers- Jillian Holt (Miss) & Traci Conway (teen)
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11a

February 11, 2012

Miss Greater Simsbury Tiny, Little, Petite & Junior Pageant (open). 12:30 pm Canton High School, 76 Simonds Ave, Collinsville, CT

12

February 18, 2012

Miss Stamford/Fairfield County (open)
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Executive Director: Michele Fabiano 203-558-0270 Email
Business Manager, Kate Ottavio
Email

14

March 10, 2012

Miss New Haven County/Greater North Haven (open). Hope Christian Church, 211 Montowese St, North Haven. Time TBA
Competition run by the Board of Directors: contact Secretary, Ann DeMatteo
Email

13

March 11, 2012

Miss New London County/Greater Stonington (open). 2pm, Stonington High School, 176 South Broad St.,Pawcatuck, CT
Competition run by the Board of Directors: Executive Director, contact Gail McCool /
Email

15

March 17, 2012

Miss Greater Rockville (open). 6 pm, Rockville High School, 70 Loveland Hill Rd, Vernon, CT
www.rockvillect.org/missgreaterrockville.htm

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Executive Director- Pam DiDio 860-646-5320
Email

16

March 18, 2012

Miss Nutmeg/Mountain Laurel (open), The Square Foot Theatre, 2100 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT. Time TBA
Competition run by the Board of Directors: Secretary, Ann DeMatteo /
Email

 

 

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