The Road to 2010 Miss Temple City

Application for 2010 Miss Temple City is due December 16.

Written by CHRISTINE KEUNG / Published December 11, 2009

The approaching end of another year marks the beginning of a significant journey for girls interested in trying out for Miss Temple City.

The annual Miss Temple City pageant, held at the end of May, showcases the talents and accomplishments of young women vying for one of three spots on the Miss Temple City court. To be eligible for the ambassadorship program, all contestants must be between ages sixteen and twenty-one, single, and a resident of Temple City.

Miss Temple City Caroline Truong and Honor Court members Shine Fu and Sharon Lai have been a constant presence at city events such as Concerts in the Park and the Lights on Temple City. All three girls are current seniors at Temple City High School (TCHS) and believe that the program has taught them very important life lessons.

“This experience can increase self-confidence and broaden their views on reality,” Honor Court member Sharon Lai said. “You also get involved with the community and meet businesspeople and the senator.”

Contestants will learn etiquette, poise, public speaking skills, and other aspects of self-presentation. They will do community service at city events and be in the Camellia Parade with the Miss Temple City court. There will also be weekly practices for the pageant from January to May.

“It doesn’t matter if one wins the title or not. This whole experience was worth it,” Miss Temple City Caroline Truong said. “I gave this program everything I had. I’m proud of myself and the other contestants.”

Those interested can pick up applications in Room 311 at the TCHS and at the Chamber of Commerce.

Program directors Kimberly Wenzel and Linda Payne and the Miss Temple City court will host an informational meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 8 in the high school Senate Room at lunch.

All applications are due at the mandatory parent meeting on Wednesday, December 16 at the Chamber of Commerce.

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