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Manteca Scholarship Competition Friday

Ashley Parker Miss Manteca 2008

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POSTED March 4, 2009 4:30 a.m.
The Manteca Youth Focus is presenting the 2009 Manteca Scholarship Competition on Friday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m.

The competition for the titles of Miss Manteca and Manteca City Ambassador will be held at Cornerstone Community Church located at 17900 Comconex Road in Manteca. Miss Manteca 2008 Ashley Parker and Manteca City Ambassador 2008 Greg Atherton will pass the torch of leadership on to two new individuals as part of the 2009 Manteca Scholarship Competition.

Two young men and three young women ages 16 to 21 have stepped forward to accept the honor and challenge of serving as Manteca City Ambassador 2009 and Miss Manteca 2009. They are also competing for their share in over $3,000 of scholarships to be awarded through the annual Scholarship Competition.

These outstanding young individuals will be featured in the Community Advocacy Speech Competition, in which they will present a community service project to be carried out in the coming year. They will also share their unique personal talents in the Stage Arts phase of Competition. Each contestant will also be challenged to speak “off-the-cuff” in the Press Interview phase of competition.

Last week the contestants were scored in an additional three phases of competition including Community Service Résumé, Scholastic Achievement, and Personality and Event Interview.

Under the direction of Kristina Stamper, a former Miss Manteca 2001-2002 and Miss California State 2003, with Co-Director Lavonna Robins and Assistant Director Alanna Robins, the theme of the competition show is “All-Star Round-Up” featuring the 2009 contestants with entertainment by the Manteca Youth Focus Entertainers and Alumni. The host for the evening event will be former Manteca City Ambassador 1994-95 and California State Ambassador 1996, Dan Lansford.

Sponsored by Manteca Youth Focus, contestants will have the opportunity to earn an education scholarship for each of the top prizes as Miss Manteca and Manteca City Ambassador. The first alternates will also earn scholarships and the opportunity to represent the annual Sunrise Kiwanis Pumpkin Fair, held the first weekend of October, as Miss Pumpkin Fair and Pumpkin Fair Ambassador. The second alternate will also earn an educational scholarship and serve as Miss Winter Fest, representing the Manteca Twilight Holiday Parade.

There are also awards available in the areas of Community Service, Scholastic Achievement, Stage Arts and Most Inspirational. The audience will get to have their “say” by selecting the “People’s Choice Award.”

Tickets are $8 each for general admission and can be purchased at the door. For more information contact Kristina Stamper at (209) 612-6930.

Manteca City Ambassador Candidates:

Name: Horst Michael Bauer
Age: 18
School: East Union High School
Stage Arts: Piano Performance
Sponsors: Parklane Cleaners & USA Motors.com, Inc.

Name: John-Alan Hewitt
Age: 17
School: Sierra High School
Stage Arts: Art Presentation
Sponsors: Nancy Ashment of State Farm Insurance, Roadrunner Glass, Family & Friends

Miss Manteca Candidates:

Name: Tanya Christine Towner
Age: 16
School: Sierra High School
Stage Arts: Tap Dance
Sponsors: Manteca Mike’s

Name: Erika Anne Hafer
Age: 19
School: Modesto Junior College
Stage Arts: Vocal Performance
Sponsors: KD Inspirations

Name: Amanda Nicole Rosas
Age: 17
School: Sierra High School
Stage Arts: Vocal Performance
Sponsors: Mad Dog Hats
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