Local young lady competes for the Miss Jr. Teen Santa Barbara title

February 23, 2005
Santa Paula News
Jessica Galarza of Santa Paula was recently selected to participate in Nationals’ 2005 Miss Jr. Teen Santa Barbara Pageant competition that will take place on March 13. Jessica learned of her acceptance in this year’s competition as Nationals, Inc. announced their selections on Monday afternoon. Jessica submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by Patty Neidert, this year’s Santa Barbara Pageant coordinator. Jessica will be competing for her share of over $20,000 in scholarships, prizes and specialty gifts that will be distributed to contestants. She will be competing in the Miss Jr. Teen division, one of three divisions that will have young ladies between the ages of 10 and 19 competing in modeling routines which include casual and formal wear. Jessica will be displaying her personality and interviewing skills while interviewing with this year’s Santa Barbara judging panel. Personality is the number one aspect that each contestant is judged on during all phases of competition.If Jessica were to win the title of Miss Jr. Teen Santa Barbara, she would represent Santa Barbara and the surrounding communities at the Cities of America National Competition that will take place in Orlando, Florida. Over $60,000 in prizes and awards will be presented at the national competition, while each winner enjoys this expense-paid trip of five nights and six days in Orlando.There is no cost to Jessica for participating in the pageant competition. Community businesses, organizations and private individuals will assist her in participating in this year’s competition by becoming official sponsors to her. Through sponsorship, each contestant receives all the necessary training, rehearsals, and financial support which will allow Jessica to become a very confident and well-prepared contestant in this year’s Santa Barbara Pageant.
Any business, organization or private individual interested in becoming a sponsor to Jessica may contact her pageant coordinator, Patty Neidert at 1-800-569-2487.

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