Saturday, April 27, 2013
Young women ages 17-24 who have lived or worked at least 6 months or attend school full-time in Oakland County are eligible.
The Miss Oakland County Scholarship Program is accepting applications for 2013 Scholarship Pageant, a preliminary to the Miss Michigan and Miss America pageants. Young women ages 17-24 who have lived a minimum of 6 months in Oakland County or worked full-time a minimum of 6 months in Oakland County or attend school full-time in Oakland County, may apply. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance. The Miss America Organization is also partners with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Miss America 2008, Kirsten Haglund, was Miss Oakland County 2006. The deadline to enter is May 3, and the pageant will be held Saturday, July 13. …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Miss Michigan Angela Venditti, a Shelby Township resident and past Miss St. Clair Shores, will be competing in the Miss America Pageant. Before she competes, voters can cast a vote to make her the People's Choice.
Angela Venditti will soon be heading to Las Vegas to compete in the Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. Before the Shelby Township resident and former Miss St. Clair Shores competes, supporters can cast a vote for her as People's Choice for Miss America. Click on People's Choice for Miss America to watch Venditti's video vote once before voting ends on Jan. 10. The final pageant when the People's Choice will be named and Miss America will be crowned will be Saturday, Jan. 12, and will be broadcast on WXYZ-TV Channel 7.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Pamela Eldred says she traveled 200,000 miles during the year she held the title.
West Bloomfield resident Pamela Eldred has fond memories of her days as Miss America. Eldred, who won the title in 1970, was in the audience at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills July 14 as Shelby Gardiner of St. Clair Shores was crowned Miss Oakland County. She said the pageant program also offered scholarships when she competed. At the time, she attended Mercy College (now University of Detroit Mercy). "I think more and more, women are getting involved (with pageants) because of the scholarships," she said. "Especially in these economic times, it's so important that young women can compete for them." Eldred said she traveled more than 200,000 miles during her reign. She compared her year as Miss America to "getting a Ph.D. in …