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Super Hero Academy set for Saturday
Manteca Youth Focus staging Mini Manteca Competition at senior center
The current Mini Mister Manteca Sage Treadwell is shown with Mini Miss Manteca Gabrielle Fermin. - photo by Photo Contributed
Manteca Youth Focus is staging the 2010 Mini Manteca Competition entitled “Super Hero Academy”.

Boys and girls ages 6-9 are invited to participate in the one-day leadership camp hosted by the 2010 Manteca Youth Focus titleholders & alumni on Saturday.

Every participant receives an award. The top three boys and girls receive special recognition. The winners chosen are named Mini Miss and Mister Manteca and will each receive a $50 savings bond award. Additionally the second place boy and girl are chosen as Mini Miss and Mister Pumpkin Fair and third place are named Mini Miss and Mister Winter Fest. All 6 will also ride alongside the MYF titleholders in the 2010 Manteca Fourth of July Parade on July 3.

The camp theme celebrates the super hero within each of us and the power we all have to make a difference in our community. Participants will play games, arts & crafts and enjoy a pizza lunch culminating in a fun show for the public. The competition show hosted by Miss Manteca Tanya Towner and Miss Winter Fest Erika Hafer will honor everyday heroes including members of the Manteca Police Department.

MYF is the non-profit organization responsible for the annual selection of local youth ambassadors who receive educational scholarships in return for their work at dozens of community events such as the Sunrise Kiwanis Pumpkin Fair, Manteca Twilight Holiday Parade and Manteca Fourth of July Celebration.
The Mini Manteca Competition under the direction of Brandy Wamsat along with MYF alumni Emma Henry (Miss Manteca 2007) and James Reed (Manteca City Ambassador 2006) is designed not only as a fundraiser for the organization’s scholarship fund but also serves as a feeder program to introduce the mission and goals of the organization to new generations of youth and future leaders in our community.

The program still has space available for kids between the ages of 6 and 9 years old as of June 5. The cost is $40 per child which includes arts & crafts, pizza lunch and special “super hero” surprises.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the Manteca Senior Center located at 295 Cherry Lane in Manteca. No special costumes or equipment is needed. Kids should come dressed in comfortable clothes which allow for freedom of movement.

The competition show also takes place later that same day at the Manteca Senior Center and is open to the general public. Tickets are available for purchase at the door. The cost is $2 for adults and $1 for kids 12 and under. General admission begins at 2:30 p.m. and the show starts at 3 p.m.

The show will feature entertainment by the Mini Competition “super heroes” as well as Mini Miss Manteca 2009 Gabrielle Fermin and Mini Mister Manteca 2009 Sage Treadwell along with the MYF Entertainers.

Application, rules and other important information is available online at or by calling scholarship competition director Brandy Wamsat at 209-401-4509.