If you are one of the many young woman wishing to be crowned Miss Exeter, time is running out.
The Miss Exeter program is a way for young women to represent their community and a local business at eve
nts throughout the year, most notably the annual Fall Festival held each October but also
including the Chamber’s annual banquet, mixers, Christmas Open House and the Full Bloom Garden Walk. During the program, each candidate is sponsored by a local business to introduce our youth to the business leaders of the community.
This year’s Miss Exeter will preside over the 99th annual Fall Festival Oct. 8-13.
“We hope that each candidate will develop a good relationship with local businesses, and have a rewarding year as a particip
ant in this community event promoting quality of life in Exeter,” said Sandy Blankenship, Executive Director of the Exeter Chamber of Commerce.
The deadline to apply for the Miss Exeter personal development and scholarship program is 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17. Applications must include a candidate entry form, personal essay, photo and candidate and parent agreements. Candidates must be live within the boundaries of the Exeter Union High School District and be enrolled in their junior or senior year of high
school with an accumulative GPA higher than 2.5 to qualify. The Chamber will accept up to 16 candidates up to the application deadline.
One of the candidates will be crowned Miss Exeter during the Coronation Ceremony and dinner held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8. Candidates will be judged on the following:
-Personal Essay (500-750 words) detailing her talents, school and community involvement, and future plans and goals wh
ich will be published in the newspaper and ready by judges;
-Verbal Presentation (5-10 minutes) about herself to her sponsor;
-Sponsor Essay (250 words) detailing information she gathered from her sponsor;
-Participation (and cooperation) during the candidate process;
-Raffle Ticket sales for the Chamber of Commerce.
In addition to being crowned at the dinner, Miss Exeter will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Miss Exeter and her Court will all receive gift packets with items donated by local merchants and businesses as well as a lifetime of memories.
The Chamber is also seeking sponsors for each candidate. Sponsors must provide information regarding their business.
Interested candidates and sponsors should call the chamber office at 592-2919 for questions.o the candidate, confirm their candidate’s verbal presentation, help with raffle ticket sales, provide an escort for the candidate to the dinner, purchase eight tickets and help their candidate with any expenses incurred.
Applications can be picked up at the Chamber office, 101 W. Pine St. in Exeter or by e-mailing [email protected]