Miss SNPJ Pageant
Congratulations to Miss SNPJ 2013 KRISTEN CUSHMAN (Strabane, Pa., Lodge 138) and her court!
SNPJ Miss Activity 2013 AMY VOGRIG (Strabane, Pa., Lodge 138)
SNPJ Miss Talent 2013 EMILY HOGAN (Sygan, Pa., Lodge 6)
SNPJ Miss Fraternalism 2013 AMANDA COUCH (Universal, Pa., Lodge 715)
|The 2013 Miss SNPJ Pageant Court: [left to right] Miss Talent EMILY HOGAN (6), Miss Activity AMY VOGRIG (138), Miss SNPJ 2013 KRISTEN CUSHMAN (138), and Miss Fraternalism AMANDA COUCH (715).
Since the first crowning at the National Days celebration in Chicago back in 1956, SNPJ young women have competed for the title of Miss SNPJ and the honor of representing SNPJ as the Society's “Ambassador of Good Will” during the year of her reign. The crowning of Miss SNPJ is one of the highlights of Slovenefest, SNPJ’s three-day cultural festival held each year at the SNPJ Recreation Center.
The 56th Miss SNPJ Pageant was held the weekend of July 13-15, 2012, during
Slovenefest XXXI at the SNPJ Recreation Center.
Meet Miss SNPJ 2013 KRISTEN CUSHMAN (biography)
An independent panel of judges awards the Miss SNPJ title to the contestant with the most points, based cumulatively on several criteria, including: an evening gown competition, personality and communication skills, community service, and talent. Participation in the talent competition, while not required, is strongly encouraged. Talent doesn't necessarily mean proficiency on a musical instrument or singing ability; award-winning talents have ranged from arts and crafts to poetry. Creativity is encouraged - everybody has a talent!
Contestants are also asked a variety questions which may focus on current affairs, the Slovene National Benefit Society, or their life ambitions. The SNPJ Executive Committee will award points for activity within SNPJ. Additionally, the titles of Miss Talent and Miss Activity will be awarded from individual categories, and the contestants will select the winner of the Miss Fraternalism title.
Terms, Conditions & Awards
Eligible participants must be female, single, between the ages of 17 and 25 by Dec. 31 of the year of the pageant, and a member of SNPJ for at least three months. The young woman who is crowned Miss SNPJ wins a $2,000 scholarship; an official crown, banner and trophy; and the opportunity to travel and represent SNPJ at a variety of activities. Miss SNPJ will also be featured on the SNPJ calendar.
The winner of the Miss Activity title will be awarded $1,200; Miss Talent will win $800; and Miss Fraternalism will be awarded $150. All contestants will receive a $50 participation award.
Besides the cost of a gown and incidental expenses, the pageant costs nothing! Transportation to the Miss SNPJ Pageant is paid for by SNPJ, as are lodging expenses and meals.
If you are interested in entering the Miss SNPJ Pageant, contact SNPJ Fraternal Director Kevin Richards by phoning the SNPJ Home Office at 1-800-843-7675 or e-mailing email@example.com.