Fifty-three high school senior women from across the state will compete in the 50th Annual Alabama's Junior Miss scholarship competition January 19-20 in Montgomery. The first preliminary competition will take place on Friday, January 19 at 7:30 p.m. and the second preliminary competition will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 20. The final competition will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday night. All programs will be held at Frazer United Methodist Church in Wesley Hall.
Each contestant will be vying for the title of Alabama's Junior Miss for 2007 and a share of $51,200 in cash scholarships and $1.75 million in college-granted scholarships. The overall winner will receive a $12,000 scholarship award and will travel with all expenses paid to Mobile, AL, in June 2007 to take part in the 50th annual America's Junior Miss National Finals. There, she will compete for the title of America's Junior Miss and a share of more than $100,000 in cash scholarships.
The categories in which the contestants will be evaluated are scholastics (20%), interview (25%), talent (25%), fitness (15%), and self-expression (15%).
The young women who will compete in the 2007 Alabama's Junior Miss program are:
Alabama's Junior Miss for 2006, Megan Butler of Dothan, will participate in this year's program. Megan is the daughter of James and Ann Butler and is a student at Furman University.
Tickets for Alabama's Junior Miss are available now by calling 334-271-7580. A weekend pass (includes admission to all three shows) is $50.00. Tickets for preliminary shows are $15.00 per show and tickets for the final show are $30.00 each.
For more information about Alabama's Junior Miss, please contact Terry Ballant at 334-324-3400.
Alabama's Junior Miss scholarship program is an official preliminary of America's Junior Miss (AJM), the oldest and largest scholarship program for high school senior girls. The nonprofit program's goal is to honor young women who excel and encourage them to obtain a college education and assume roles of leadership in their communities and professions. During the past 49 years, AJM has awarded scholarships totaling more than $87.7 million to girls across the nation. More than 700,000 young college-bound young women have competed in the program, including Diane Sawyer, co-host of ABC's "Good Morning America" and co-anchor of "Primetime Thursday;" Deborah Norville, host of both "Inside Edition" and MSNBC's "Deborah Norville Tonight."
AJM's national sponsors for 2006-2007 are the City of Mobile, Mobile County, and the Mitchell Company. Category sponsors are Alabama Power, Encore Rehabilitation, Mobile Gas, Regions Bank, and Wintzell's Oyster House.
The 50th Annual AJM National Finals will be held in Mobile, AL June 28-30, 2007.
Information provided by Alabama's Junior Miss.