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The 2008-2009

Miss Walterboro
and Miss Colleton
County
Scholarship Pageant
Karen Sligh – Local Executive Director
Toni Parnell- Miss Walterboro/ Miss Walterboro Teen Facilitator
527 Smoothstone Drive Duncan, SC 29334
864-486-9440 843-217-1380 Fax: 864-433-5011
Kegoff98@aol.com
2009 Miss Walterboro and Miss Colleton
County

Dear Contestant:

Congratulations on becoming a part of the Miss Walterboro/Miss Walterboro Teen and Miss Colleton
County/ Miss Colleton County Teen Scholarship Pageant! We are so excited that Walterboro is going to be
represented at the Miss South Carolina Pageant and Teen Pageant once again.

The Pageant Committee has high hopes that everyone competing will have a positive experience. As a
representative of the town of Walterboro and Colleton County, your next year will be full of fun but also
lots of work and preparation. To start, it is extremely important that every contestant follow the rules and
guidelines in this packet.

Included in this packet are dates and deadlines for the pageant, explanations of each phase of competition,
scoring guidelines, and applications. Please feel free to contact me if you should have any questions either
by email kegoff98@aol.com or by phone 843-217-1380 or 864-486-9440.

Thank you again for your participation and good luck to each one of you!

Sincerely,

Karen Sligh
Miss Walterboro/ Colleton County Scholarship Pageant
Local Executive Director
This is your General Contestant packet containing all necessary
information to participate.
The pageant date is January 31st. Rehearsals will be the morning of the pageant.
Interview times will be provided prior to the pageant via phone or email.
Contestant numbers are decided at random.

BY Monday, January 12th – ALL Miss and Teen Contestants packets must
be completed and turned in along with ad sales and advance ticket
information and monies. This can be done through email or regular mail.

Teen Contestant Requirements


• A single female between the ages of 13 and 16
• Must be of good moral character
• Must complete the teen fact sheet and other required forms
• Must submit a $35 entry fee
• Must register for the Children’s Miracle Network at
http://www.maoteen4kids.org under Miss Colleton County/
Walterboro
Competition Segments:
-interview (35%) - 6 minute interview with judges, no closing statement
-on-stage question (5%) – Done during evening wear
-physical fitness (10%) – shirt and shorts of your choice
-talent (35%) - talent performance no longer than 90 seconds
-presence and poise in evening wear (15%) - evening wear of choice

Miss Contestant Requirements


• Must be between the ages of 17 – 24
• Not less than 17 years of age the date of the local pageant and no
more than 24 years of age as of December 31st, 2009
• A permanent resident for at least six months, or a full-time student for
at least one semester, or a full-time employee for at least six months in
the state of South Carolina
• Must be a US citizen
• Must never have been married or pregnant
• As Miss Walterboro and Colleton County are preliminaries in the
Miss America Organization, there is no entry fee but you are required
to raise $100 for the Children’s Miracle Network.
Competition Segments:
-interview (25%) - 10 minute interview with judges, including a 30 second
closing statement
-on-stage question (5%) – Done during evening wear
-lifestyle and physical fitness in swimsuit (15%) - swimsuit of choice
-talent (35%) - talent performance no longer than 90 seconds
-presence and poise in evening wear (20%) - evening wear of choice

As a part of Miss America’s new National Platform, each contestant must sign
onto www.missamerica4kids.com, register an account, and raise $100 each for
every local she wishes to enter up to four. Once a contestant has competed in 4
preliminaries or raised $400 then there is no longer a requirement for fundraising.
This is a coalition between the Children’s Miracle Network and the Miss America
Organization. Once an account is established, the contestant uses the simple
email system to request donations on her behalf or you may collect cash and
checks to be turned in at rehearsal. If a contestant raises more than the $100
requirement to participate the excess goes into a roll-over account to use for
either the state requirement, or to off-set the next local’s requirement. This is
mandatory and all contestants must participate to compete for this local!
Remember to register for the 2009 pageant year!

Spirit Award
Each contestant is ASKED and ENCOURAGED to sell 1 full-page Recognition
Page/Ad for the program book. The cost is $100.00 for each page. Your AD
page will be ALL ABOUT YOU! For example, 10 people giving you $10.00 each
would be 1 complete page. Your sponsors can be listed on the page along with
your picture. We welcome and encourage you to sell more pages! The more
pages you sell the more you are seen in the program book! See attached
Program Book Information Sheet! This is the information that will be pulled for
your custom designed page. If you do not sell one full page your picture will be a
headshot along with all other contestants in the program booklet.

The contestant selling the most Recognition Pages/Ads will receive the
“Community Spirit Award” prior to crowning on stage. A full-pictured page of
the young lady will be featured on the winner’s behalf in the program book.
A cash scholarship will be awarded to the Community Spirit winner.

Sweetheart Award
The Sweetheart Award is given to the contestant who receives the most $1
votes. The winner will be announced prior to crowning. You are allowed to work
on this prior to the pageant, asking family members and friends for their vote of
confidence is perfectly acceptable. Just collect these votes in a folder or
envelope, and a container will be provided during the competition for your votes
during the pageant! A trophy and scholarship will be presented to the winner.
The Gail Sanders Support System Award
Every contestant will have the opportunity to purchase advance tickets. All
advance tickets are $7.00 each and should be paid for by the January 12th
deadline. Tickets at the door will be $10.00. Advance tickets will be handed out
at the production rehearsal. Each contestant is encouraged to bring their
support with them to watch them in the pageant. Try to get as many friends,
family members, and supporters to come and cheer you on. We encourage you
to have at least 10 members of your support system in attendance! As the
Comptroller for the Miss South Carolina Organization, Gail Sanders believes it is
important that each contestant have a strong support system to cheer them on
during this process. And with that being said, it is my privilege to give the “Gail
Sanders Largest Support System Award” to the contestant who has the most
advance ticket purchases! Let your fans see you shine! Encourage your support
system to make banners, signs and such that can be waved at you during
competition. A $100 scholarship will be awarded to the young lady who sells the
most advance tickets. (A minimum of 10 tickets must be sold) All monies for
advance ticket sales and Recognition/Ad Pages must be turned in by
the January 12th paperwork deadline!
CONTESTANT CHECK LIST FORM
Due January 12, 2008
**MISS/ TEEN CONTESTANT FACT SHEET
(Completed, No hand written fact sheets MUST TYPE )
**ALL RECOGNITION PAGES/ADs AND MONIES
**ALL ADVANCE TICKET MONIES
(Tickets will be distributed at rehearsal)
**TALENT COMPETITION MUSIC MUST BE TURNED IN ON CD,
PLEASE NOTE…TURN IN A CLEAR QUALITY CD NOT ONLY FOR
YOUR COMFORT BUT ALSO FOR THE SOUND TECHNICIAN
**TALENT INTRODUCTION FORM (Completed)
**COMMUNITY SERVICE FORM (Completed)
**AN 8X10 PICTURE FOR THE PROGRAM BOOK and PHOTOGENIC WALL
(HEAD SHOT)
**A COPY OF YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE
**A COPY OF A DRIVER’S LISCENSE OR PICTURE ID
**VERIFICATION OF AGE FORM (Notarized)
**THE HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT (Completed)

PLEASE MAKE ALL CHECKS PAYABLE TO:


Miss Walterboro Organization
Please read and re-read all the enclosed information……
Please call and let me know if you are going to do the
pageant, I need to know if you are competing before the
January 12th deadline, if at all possible.

MISS CONTESTANTS!
DUE BY REHEARSAL
WE WILL BE CHECKING AND VERIFYING ELLIGIBILITY TO COMPETE BASED ON
MISS AMERICA 4 KIDS PARTICIPATION. You are required to have at least $100
available in your account at this point to compete. Please start early and attempt
to reach your goal by the paperwork deadline. www.missamerica4kids.com.
TALENT INTRODUCTION FORM
(Must Type)

CONTESTANT’S NAME
___________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

_____

REMEMBER TALENT IS LIMITED TO 90 SECONDS


CONTESTANT LOCAL PAGEANT APPLICATION

__________________________________________
Title of Local Pageant

NAME_________________________________________________________________

MAILING ADDRESS ____________________________________________________

CITY ____________________________________ ZIP CODE ____________________

HOME PHONE ( )_________________ WORK PHONE ( )________________

BIRTHDATE ________________________ AGE AS OF 01/31/09__________________

HIGH SCHOOL _______________________________ GRADUATED______________

COLLEGE ______________________________________________________________

CLASSIFICATION __________________________ (AS OF TODAY’S DATE)

MAJOR _________________________ MINOR _________________________

TALENT: Vocal Dance Twirl Gymnastics Instrumental Monologue Other

TITLE OF SELECTION FOR TALENT ______________________________________

GIVE A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR TALENT __________________________


_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________

IF WE NEED TO CONTACT YOU BY PHONE, WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO REACH YOU AND AT
WHICH NUMBER? _________________________________

Upon receiving the official documents (Release and Indemnity Agreement and the State/Local Pageant
Contract) please complete as required and return immediately.

Return this application and all required documents no later than __January 12, 2009_________.
CONTESTANT LOCAL TEEN PAGEANT APPLICATION

__________________________________________
Title of Local Teen Pageant

NAME_________________________________________________________________

MAILING ADDRESS ____________________________________________________

CITY ____________________________________ ZIP CODE ____________________

HOME PHONE ( )_________________ WORK PHONE ( )________________

BIRTHDATE ________________________ AGE AS OF 01/31/2009 __________________

HIGH SCHOOL _______________________________ GRADE LEVEL____________

NAME OF SCHOOL PRINCIPAL ___________________________________________

SCHOOL MAILING ADDRESS ____________________________________________

CITY ____________________________________ ZIP CODE ____________________

PHONE NUMBERS ( ) _______________________________________________

TALENT: Vocal Dance Twirl Gymnastics Instrumental Monologue Other

TITLE OF SELECTION FOR TALENT ______________________________________

GIVE A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR TALENT __________________________


_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________

IF WE NEED TO CONTACT YOU BY PHONE, WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO REACH YOU AND AT
WHICH NUMBER? _________________________________

Upon receiving the official documents (Release and Indemnity Agreement and the State/Local Pageant
Contract) please complete as required and return immediately.

Return this application and all required documents no later than __January 12, 2009____________.
CONTESTANTS UNDER 21
*********************************************

(TO BE COMPLETED BY THE PARENTS OR GUARDIANS OF ANY CONTESTANT WHO IS


UNDER THE AGE OF 21 YEARS ON THE DATE OF SIGNING OF THIS AGREEMENT).

We, the undersigned, the parents and natural guardians (or the duly appointed, qualified and acting legal
guardians) of _________________________________________________________________, the
foregoing entrant, do hereby consent to and agree to all the terms and provisions of the foregoing Contract
and the Agreements therein contained on behalf of ourselves, individually and as the guardians of said
entrant. We do further agree that we have not heretofore authorized any person, firm, or corporation to use
the name, photograph, picture or present or future title, in connection with an endorsement or advertisement
of any commercial product for or in behalf of our child, or ward, nor will we do so other than in accord
with the terms and provisions of the foregoing Contract.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have hereunto set our hands and seals this _________ day of
__________________, 20____.

WITNESS:
__________________________________ (SEAL) _______________________________(L.S.)
Signature of Parent or Guardian
WITNESS:
__________________________________ (SEAL) _______________________________ (L.S.)
Signature of Parent or Guardian

AFFIDAVIT
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA:
: SS
COUNTY OF :

We, the parents and natural guardians (or the duly appointed, qualified and acting legal guardians) of
____________________________________________ state that the information and statements made in
the foregoing Contract are true to the best of our knowledge, information and belief.

___________________________________________(L.S.)
Signature of Parent or Guardian

___________________________________________ (L.S.)
Signature of Parent or Guardian

Sworn and Subscribed to before me

this _________ day of ___________________, 20____

____________________________________________ (Notary Seal)

Notary Public of _______________________________________

My Commission Expires:________________________________

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LOCAL SUPPORTING THE CROWN
2008-2009
Name:
Local Title You Are Competing For:
Home Address:
City /Zip:
Home Phone: Cell Phone:
School Address:
City/Zip: School Phone:
Birthdate: Age:

EVERY MISS AND TEEN CONTESTANT MUST FILL OUT THIS REPORT.

1. Number of Volunteer/Community Services Hours Working with CMN:


2. Dollar Amount Raised for CMN: $

NOTE: CMN totals must be verified by attaching a copy of your contestant’s log to this form. Go to
www.missamerica4kinds.org to print off a copy of your log. REMINDER: Each Miss contestant is
required to raise a minimum of $100.00 before she can compete on the local level. Teen contestant
participation is voluntary.

1. Number of Other Volunteer/Community Service Projects:


List by Project Name (Add a separate sheet if more space is needed):

2. Number of Other Volunteer/Community Service Hours:


3. Dollar Amount Raised for Other Volunteer/Community Service Projects:$

1. Total Volunteer/Community Service Hours (CMN and Other):


2. Total Dollar Amount Raised (CMN and Other): $

List all local pageants you have competed in from July 2008 – March 2009 and scholarships awarded
at each local (Add more lines if needed):
Miss Scholarship Amount Awarded $
Miss Scholarship Amount Awarded $
Miss Scholarship Amount Awarded $
Miss Scholarship Amount Awarded $
Miss Scholarship Amount Awarded $
CONTESTANT SIGNATURE
PROGRAM BOOK INFORMATION
This will be in program Book provided you sell at least 1 Sponsor/Ad page with your head shot
Name: _________________________________________________
Age: _____________ Hometown: __________________________________

School/University ____________________________________________________

Scholastic Ambition: _________________________________________________

Talent Performance: __________________________________________________

Platform Issue: ______________________________________________________

Scholastic Honors:
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
__

Other Accomplishments:
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
__

Parents:
_______________________________________________________________________
_
Siblings/Ages:
_______________________________________________________________________

Favorite TV Show:
_______________________________________________________________________
_

Favorite Food:
_______________________________________________________________________
_
Pets:
_______________________________________________________________________
_
Secret Dream/Wish:
_______________________________________________________________________
_
Favorite thing to do:
_______________________________________________________________________
_
Something others would be surprised to learn about you:
_______________________________________________________________________
_
_______________________________________________________________________
_
The one thing you can not live without:
_______________________________________________________________________
_
Three Words that describe you:
_______________________________________________________________________
_

Platform
The Miss South Carolina Organization encourages the young women who
participate in the program to become involved in their communities and to speak
out on issues of concern to them, their community and the nation. If selected, the
winner of this competition, what issue would you choose to focus on during your
year of service?

_______________________________________________________________________
_
_______________________________________________________________________
_

Miss Walterboro/ Colleton County Scholarship Walterboro, SC


(Complete name of Local Pageant) (City where Local Pageant was held)

I certify that the foregoing information is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.

_______________________________________________________________________
_
Contestant Signature Date

_______________________________________________________________________
_
Local Executive Director Signature Date
MISS SOUTH CAROLINA ORGANIZATION
MISS SOUTH CAROLINA SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT
2008-2009 CONTESTANT RELEASE AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

I, ___________________________________, a contestant in the 2008-2009 (local) MISS


_______________________________________________ PAGEANT do hereby knowingly and
voluntarily release the above referenced Pageant, The Miss South Carolina Organization, The Miss South
Carolina Pageant, The Miss America Organization, the Miss America Scholarship Pageant, Inc., their
Officers, Directors, Trustees, Judges and Employees and any other person, firm, individual, or corporation
charged and chargeable with responsibility or liability, their heirs, administrators, executors, successors,
and assigns from and against any and all claims, lawsuits, demands, damages, loss of service, actions and
causes of action based upon, arising out of, or in any way related to any honors, rights, or awards sought by
me as a contestant in the 2008-2009 (local) MISS
_______________________________________________ PAGEANT or in the 2009 Miss South Carolina
Pageant or the 2009 Miss America Scholarship Pageant, the conduct of business thereat, the ownership and
possession of any honors, tights, or awards thereby, any negligent act, act of misfeasance or nonfeasance by
the referred pageants, or any of their agents, contractors, servants, employees or licensees, in conjunction
with any honors or awards bestowed at said listed above from any and all claims that exonerate, hold
harmless and indemnify such pageants listed above from and all claims that I or my representative may
have against such honors, rights and awards. Such indemnification to include any and or all fees (including
reasonable attorney’s fees), costs and other expenses reasonably incurred by or on behalf of the above
actions or causes of action. I have had a full and adequate opportunity to be thoroughly advised of the
terms and conditions of this release and indemnity agreement by counsel of my own choosing. I have also
been afforded the opportunity to ask any and all questions that I have concerning this document and its
execution by me. I do fully understand if selected Miss Local, Miss South Carolina or Miss America, I will
agree to enter into a Management Contract. I do fully understand the terms of this agreement and do
intentionally and voluntarily agree to same.
Contestant’s Signature

Parent’s Signature if Contestant is under 18 years of age

Witness’ Signature and Telephone Number with Area Code

NO CONTESTANT MAY COMPETE IN ANY AREA OF COMPETITION IN A MISS


SOUTH CAROLINA LOCAL ORGANIZATION UNTIL THIS DOCUMENT IS
COMPLETED.

MISS SOUTH CAROLINA TEEN ORGANIZATION


MISS SOUTH CAROLINA TEEN SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT
2008-2009 CONTESTANT RELEASE AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

I, ___________________________________, a contestant in the 2008-2009 (local) MISS


_______________________________________________ TEEN PAGEANT do hereby knowingly and
voluntarily release the above referenced Pageant, The Miss South Carolina Teen Organization, The Miss
South Carolina Teen Pageant, The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization, the Miss America’s
Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant, Inc., their Officers, Directors, Trustees, Judges and Employees and
any other person, firm, individual, or corporation charged and chargeable with responsibility or liability,
their heirs, administrators, executors, successors, and assigns from and against any and all claims, lawsuits,
demands, damages, loss of service, actions and causes of action based upon, arising out of, or in any way
related to any honors, rights, or awards sought by me as a contestant in the 2008-2009 (local) MISS
_______________________________________________ TEEN PAGEANT or in the 2009 Miss South
Carolina Teen Pageant or the 2009 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant, the conduct of
business thereat, the ownership and possession of any honors, tights, or awards thereby, any negligent act,
act of misfeasance or nonfeasance by the referred pageants, or any of their agents, contractors, servants,
employees or licensees, in conjunction with any honors or awards bestowed at said listed above from any
and all claims that exonerate, hold harmless and indemnify such pageants listed above from and all claims
that I or my representative may have against such honors, rights and awards. Such indemnification to
include any and or all fees (including reasonable attorney’s fees), costs and other expenses reasonably
incurred by or on behalf of the above actions or causes of action. I have had a full and adequate
opportunity to be thoroughly advised of the terms and conditions of this release and indemnity agreement
by counsel of my own choosing. I have also been afforded the opportunity to ask any and all questions that
I have concerning this document and its execution by me. I do fully understand if selected Miss Teen
Local, Miss South Carolina Teen or Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, I will agree to enter into a
Management Contract. I do fully understand the terms of this agreement and do intentionally and
voluntarily agree to same.
Contestant’s Signature

Parent’s Signature if Contestant is under 18 years of age

Witness’ Signature and Telephone Number with Area Code

NO CONTESTANT MAY COMPETE IN ANY AREA OF COMPETITION IN A MISS


SOUTH CAROLINA LOCAL ORGANIZATION UNTIL THIS DOCUMENT IS
COMPLETED.