I had the pleasure of hosting the Miss AWAG (Area Women’s Action Group) 2009 Beauty Pageant. The event was held at Faulkner State Community College on September 26th.
Congratulations to this year’s winner, Ms. Erin Patterson!
She’s a senior at Daphne High School, with an amazing voice. Patterson says she plans to study Theatre Arts when she goes to college.
This was my second year hosting the pageant. It’s really neat event! Not that I’m biased… BUT having competed in pageants before, I can’t stress the importance of pageantry enough.
The competitions help with self confidence, finding a platform to speak your mind and they also promote community service.
AWAG contestants were judged on talent and performing arts, evening wear and their knowledge of current events. For example this year, the girls were asked to share their thoughts on the controversy that stemmed from President Obama’s decision to speak to students during school.
Despite dwindling financial support, pageant organizers of the pageant are able to provide winners a scholarship to Faulkner State, as well as cash prizes.
I have to give a personal thank you to Ethel Higgins for inviting me out.