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Applications for Almond Blossom Queen available

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POSTED November 20, 2012 12:22 a.m.

RIPON - The Ripon Chamber of Commerce and Ripon Soroptimist International are gearing up for the 51st Annual Almond Blossom Festival Queen Contest.

The applications will be available on Monday, Nov. 26, at 9 a.m. at the following locations:

•Ripon Chamber Office, 929 West Main Street

•Ripon High School Office, 304 North Acacia Ave.

•Ripon Christian High School Office, 435 North Maple Ave.

The deadline for submitting applications to the Ripon Chamber office is Monday, Dec. 10, before 4 p.m. You must be at least a junior and 16 years of age by Dec. 2 and not over the age of 19.

 

Judging criteria:

1. Personal interview-score up to twenty (20) points.

2. Speech-score up to twenty (20) points

3. Fashion show-modeling score up to twenty (20) points

4. Essay-blind score up to (20) points

5. Ticket sales-have to sell 1,000 tickets to get twenty (20) points

The candidate with the highest score is the Queen; she will receive a $1,000 award, next highest score is the first runner up and will receive a $500 cash award. Each candidate is capable of earning a cash award for sales exceeding 1,000.

Selling 1,500 tickets equals a $500 award while 2,000 tickets equals a $100 award

For more information, contact Rebecca Naranjo at the Chamber office (209) 599-7519.

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