An 18 year old senior honors student from Diamond Ranch High School, Bedsairy (Betsy) Santoyo, was crowned Miss Pomona 2010 last night at the Masonic Lodge, Pomona. From an original field of 22 applicants the selection committee narrowed the field to just eight young women who were interviewed and scored. All eight candidates were superb, making the decision to select the 3 finalists very difficult. The final three were judged at last night's ceremony for poise, assurance, presentation, and content of a 5-10 minute speech before a live audience of 100, and a five member panel of judges. When the judges' sheets were tabulated the 2010 Miss Pomona was crowned by Mayor Elliott Rothman and Pageant Co-Chair Mickey Gallivan. The two Princesses are Angela Hernandez a 17 year old senior honor student from Garey High School, and Daisy Cortes a 17 year old senior honor student from Ganesha High School.
Miss Pomona received a $2,000. scholarship and the two Princesses each received a $1,000. scholarship. Each of the five semi-finalists received a $500 scholarship. The semi-finalists are Alba Melisa Edesa, Pomona High School, Ana Saucedo, Village Academy High School, Mansi Patel, Village Academy High School, Marisela Pena, Ganesh High School, and Natalie Munoz, Park West High School.
The five member panel of judges were; Carolyn Hemming, DPOA, David Allen, Daily Bulletin, Phillp Pumerantz, Western University, John Avila, former PUSD board member, and Jonnie Owens, Cal Poly Pomona.