Just a little more than a week away, the Oakdale Junior Miss Scholarship Program is scheduled on Saturday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.
The event, sponsored by the Soroptimist International of Oakdale, will be hosted at the Magnolia School Auditorium. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children and students. Tickets will be available at the door.
This year, 16 Oakdale High School juniors have dedicated their time and energy in hopes of being named Oakdale’s Junior Miss 2011. Nearly $7,000 in scholarship money will be awarded to the participants on Feb. 27 and the girl named Oakdale’s Junior Miss will travel to Bakersfield in August to participate in California’s Jr. Miss 2011 Program.
This week, profiles of the eight remaining candidates are offered. The first group of eight (listed in alphabetical order) was featured in the Feb. 10 issue.
With a love for a wide variety of arts and crafts from drawing to embroidery to sculpting, Kailey plans to attend UCLA to study art with the ambition of becoming an interior designer or Disney cartoon artist. In addition to taking honors courses at OHS, plays volleyball, participates in the Service Club, Interact Club, Link Crew, Adopt A Class program, currently serves as ASB Relations Commissioner, and will serve as Co-Captain of the Leadership Relay for Life Team. Kailey is grateful to parents Jim and Connie Fisicaro for all their support driving her to and from her many activities.
With her love of music, Samantha plans on attending UC Los Angeles or UC Santa Cruz and majoring in music with the career aspiration of becoming a music teacher. Active in addition to playing piano, Samantha enjoys singing and reading. No stranger to the Junior Miss Program, Samantha accompanied former Junior Miss candidate Alyssa Salas on the piano a couple of years ago. She enjoys caroling at convalescent homes at Christmas time and decorating houses for the Art Club. Offering support to Samantha are her parents Raymond and Michelle Jones.
Jordan loves teaching and working with children and, after graduation from OHS, plans on attending Stanislaus State University and studying to become an elementary school teacher. Jordan is on the OHS Track team and has been pole vaulting for two years. She is also a cheerleader and serves on Link Crew and as Secretary for both the Drama Club and SALT Leadership Team for Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In addition, Jordan has performed in many plays at OHS, danced for 12 years, and loves reading in her spare time. Involved in her church’s youth group, Jordan also participates in Bible study, plays keyboard in the worship band, and serves on the leadership team. Cheering on Jordan are her parents, John and Teri Kilmer.
A self-described organized and orderly person that likes to be efficient and use her time wisely, after graduating OHS, Jamie plans to attend Pepperdine University or Santa Clara University and major in Business Administration. While at OHS, Jamie enjoys her history and math classes. She is active in the Interact Club serving as Secretary, Link Crew, Leadership, and is a member of the California Scholarship Federation. Jamie has participated in swimming for the past 10 years and has played water polo for the past five years. She has also participated in her youth group at church and enjoys playing the guitar and singing. Jamie’s biggest fans are her parents Mark and Irene Lahey.
With her sights set on becoming a teacher, Haily wants to attend Columbia College and teach at the high school level. AT OHS she is a member/leader of FCA and participates in track and cross country. After school activities include gymnastics, running, drawing, helping children and Relay for Life. Haily has also spent time at the Modesto Gospel Mission and is a Sunday School teacher. Cheering their daughter on are her parents, Larry and Janet Macedo.
Gabrielle would like to attend UC Santa Barbara and receive a law degree and become an attorney or Congresswoman. Because of her interest in the history of the United States a career involving it is her dream. In addition to Link Crew she is a member of Academic Block “O,” CSF, S Club, Go Green Club, Adopt-A-Class and Leadership. In her free time Gabrielle enjoys baking, cooking and community service as well as babysitting. Mark and Karen Parreh are proud and happy to support their daughter.
As a busy junior at OHS, Shelby participates in Dance, Cheerleading and Link Crew. After graduation Shelby would like to attend Stanislaus State to earn a teaching degree. Outside of school she is a Teacher’s Assistant for dance, participates in competitive dance, belongs to a Youth Group and participates in Pageants. During her free time she enjoys baking, dancing, swimming and aerobics. Duties at her church include working in the nursery. Her proud parents are John and Danielle Salzman.
Emily would like to attend UC Davis with hopes of becoming an editor of novels and feels her love for reading will serve her well in this career. Outside of the classroom Emily participates in Soccer, Interact Club, Competitive Soccer, Speech and Debate Team, YES Company, the Marching Band, Choir and Drama. Dog sitting is her part-time employment. Emily’s proud parents Glenn and Kathy Wallace are happy to support her.
(Editor’s note: Information on the Junior Miss candidates was provided to The Leader and was used as submitted. The Leader is not responsible for any errors in content. For corrections from the Feb. 10 Junior Miss information, see page B2 of this weeks paper.)