Jessica is officially moved in for competition week! Thanks to her awesome Mom and Dad for all of their help yesterday.
Highlights of the day:
*Moved her competition wardrobe into the Zionsville High School Performing Arts Center. She was lucky in that she was placed on the end and in the corner of the makeup and hair area in her dressing room.. .. you can only imagine the amount of space 65 women (teens and miss contestants) take with gowns – dresses – makeup and hair products and other necessities!
*The opening reception was hosted at the Golf Club of Indiana’s Cardinal Room. Very nice venue! All of the Miss Contestants plus several of the Teen Contestants were in attendance along with family and friends. The contestants all introduced themselves and were excited to receive a complimentary Vera Bradley bag!
*A few awards were given i.e. Miracle Makers (raised the most money for Children’s Miracle Network i.e. Riley Hospital for us).
*The best news was that Jessica received the Hoosier Leadership Memorial Scholarship ($500)! SO PROUD OF HER. There were 17 women who applied for the award. Thanks to Dr. Bruce McLaren and Dr. Jim Buffington for providing letters of reference for the award.
*She is now moved into her home for this week - the Embassy Suites!
*Tomorrow will be a busy rehearsal day along with appearances with the Girl Scouts and Lions Club (who are huge scholarship sponsors for Miss Indiana).
*Follow the Miss Indiana Pageant Facebook Page and Website for pictures and updates as well. www.missindianapageant.com
*Jessica is also blogging – www.missindianastateuniversity.com
We will send another update after Dress Rehearsal on Tuesday evening.
Thanks again for all of your support!