DPOA AND MISS POMONA PAGEANT COMMITTEE
ANNOUNCE 2011 FINALISTS
POMONA, Calif., (January 12, 2011)—The Downtown Pomona Owner’s Association (DPOA) in collaboration with the Miss Pomona Pageant Committee, is pleased to announce the three finalists for the 2011 Miss Pomona Scholarship Pageant.
After interviewing a group of eight semi-finalists, the DPOA and Miss Pomona Pageant committee have selected Jessie Gomez (11th grade), Diamond Ranch High School, Danielle Cruz Garcia (11th grade), Diamond Ranch High School, and Mansi Patel (12th grade), Village Academy High School, to advance forward as this year’s three finalists.
“Selecting the three finalists for the Miss Pomona Pageant was not an easy process. Each candidate that we interviewed was incredibly special in her own unique way.” said Mickey Gallivan, Co-Chair of the Committee. “I am so very proud of all of our candidates this year. They all are exceptional, and each truly winners.”
Proceeding onto the final round of the competition, each of the three finalists will be required to present a prepared speech based on a specific topic relevant to Pomona, at the grand coronation ceremony upon which a distinguished panel of judges will then decide on who will be crowned the next Miss Pomona. The evaluation of the next Miss Pomona and her Court will be based on academic scholarship, leadership skills, involvement in school and community activities, and written and verbal communication skills.
With the grand coronation ceremony scheduled to be held at the Pomona Fox Theater on January 22, at 5p.m., this joyful event is projected to be splendid.
“The Fox Theater is an enduring icon of Pomona and we are very excited to be able to host this year’s Miss Pomona Scholarship Pageant at such a symbolic venue,” said Gallivan.
The newly crowned Miss Pomona and her court will be awarded scholarship money, as well as be given a full year of special appearance opportunities on behalf of the City of Pomona. Additionally, the winner of the Miss Pomona Scholarship Pageant will also be able to apply and compete at the Miss Teen California pageant if she desires to pursue another pageant.
“We consider it an honor and a privilege to be awarding scholarship money to the newly crowned Miss Pomona and her court,” said Larry Egan, DPOA Executive Director. “This tradition is a great opportunity for Pomona’s most promising young ladies to be recognized for their academic achievements and community involvement - and as a result we are delighted to have them represent our city.”
For more information regarding attendance and sponsorship opportunities, please visit: www.metropomona.com