Fernandina Beach, FL – The 2014 Miss Shrimp Festival Scholarship Pageant contestant rehearsals will be held weekly, beginning with the organizational meeting and rehearsal on Sunday, March 15, 2014, and continue through April 26. Meetings will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the Bean School of Dance, located at 25 North 3rd Street in historic, Fernandina Beach.
A pageant winner will be announced during the Miss Shrimp Festival Scholarship Pageant held on the Riverfront Stage on Friday evening, May 2, 2014, during the 51st Annual Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival. The scholarship pageant is sponsored by the Hampton Inn & Suites, Amelia Island “Historic Harbor Front Hotel”.
Eligible participants must be high school level juniors and seniors, attending public, private, alternative, or home schools. Contestants must reside in Nassau County, Florida, but they may attend high school in another county.
Winners will be judged on formal wear, a dinner interview, talent displayed in a choreographed, group routine, and their response to a final question asked on stage.
Mike Buresh of FOX 30 News has committed to emcee the pageant and judges include Bob Ramshaw of the Hampton Inn and Suites, Shannon Brown, vice president of the Fernandina Beach Vystar Credit Union, and Nancy Burnett, a former contestant in the Ms. Senior Jacksonville Pageant.
The 4-part application packet may be downloaded from www.ShrimpFestival.com. Contestants will be accepted until April 5, 2014.
If you would like to participate or you have any questions, please call Pageant Director Crystal Molchan at (904) 583-5715 and leave a message with your name and phone number.