Greetings from Zionsville!
It has been a busy couple of days for Jessica - here are some highlights:
*Community service event with the Girl Scouts - she looked great in her ISU We are #1 in Community Service t-shirt!
*Dinner with the members of Zionsville Lions Club - one of our scholarship sponsors
*Rehearsal - Rehearsal and Rehearsal
*Attended the Joy of Life Luncheon - which was delicious (home cooked "comfort" food and even a candy bar)! Seriously - it was a great luncheon - all in celebration of a woman who did so much for the Miss Indiana program - Joy Robbins - who passed away from breast cancer in 2009. Katie Stam Irk (Miss America 2009) and Megan Meadors (Miss Indiana 2009) gave their personal stories about Joy and the legacy she left behind. Jessica has applied for the $1000 Joy of Life scholarship - which entailed writing an essay on one of Joy's favorite quotes. We will find out at the final night of competition - who will receive the scholarship.
*Dress Rehearsal was tonight- All (59) of the Miss Indiana and Miss Outstanding Teen Contestants on stage at one time! They ran through each part of the Miss Contestants competition areas for each night. All in about 4 hours.
*Jessica did her talent and looked great! Her costume (black with crystals) and her "fast feet" really made her clogging routine fun to watch! I was able to video tape her in her swim wear - evening gown and talent. She will have a chance to review the videos before she begins competition tomorrow night.
*Exciting news from Miss Indiana - the Final Night of Competition is sold out! But it will be webcast (more information on the Miss Indiana website). There are still tickets remaining for preliminary nights. If you are in the area and want to attend let me know.
*Interview begins at 12:24 pm - please send positive thoughts to Jessica! She is prepared and feels confident - but a little extra positive energy never hurts! The private interview will be with 5 judges and last 10 minutes. It is worth 25% of her total score.
Jessica is in good spirits and excited for competition to begin!
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In the Sycamore Spirit~