WAYNESBURG – Rain Day Scholarship Inc. is accepting applications for the 2013 Miss Rain Day Scholarship Pageant.
The pageant, celebrating 35 years, will be held July 28 at the Waynesburg Central High School Auditorium. The pageant is open to girls ages 14 to 18 as of July 29 and contestants must live in Greene County.
A banquet is planned for May 21 at the Glass Room in Benedum Hall at Waynesburg University.
The contestants will take part in many activities, including a dinner and theater trip to Pittsburgh, a Wild Things baseball game, community service project, rehearsals, photo shoots and the Rain Day Festival.
Each contestant will compete in a personal interview, sportswear, talent and evening gown competition.
Scholarship savings bonds will be awarded in the following categories: Miss Photogenic, Miss Personality, Rain Maker Award, Kelly Smotzer Memorial Award, Remo Bertugli Memorial Award, John O’Hara Award, top talent, evening gown winner, sportswear winner and personal interview winner.
Miss Rain Day 2013 and her court will serve as the guests of honor during this year’s Rain Day Celebration. All contestants will be presented with a savings bond.
In the spirit of its mission, Rain Day Scholarship Inc. will continue to offer the new Scholastic Achievement Award introduced in 2012. This optional award recognizes a candidate for her outstanding academic achievements based on her current grade-point average.
The entry fee to compete is $60 payable before the May 3 deadline. To enter the pageant between May 4 and May 7, the entry fee is $70 with the final deadline of May 7.
To obtain further information or an application, call Rain Day Scholarship Inc. by calling 724-592-6032 or 724-747-4506 or visit www.missraindaypageant.org.
Applications also are available at the local high schools, local dance studios and local piano and vocal teachers.