Revere Resident to Compete in the 2012 Miss Boston Pageant

February 17, 2012
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Orbelina Erazo vies for coveted title and over $7,500 in
scholarships and prizes
Boston, MA – Orbelina Erazo has been selected to be a contestant in the Miss Boston Pageant on February 19, 2012 at 5pm at the Omni Parker House in Boston, MA.  The pageant will feature 14 of Boston’s most dynamic young women competing for over $7,500 in scholarships and prizes.
Contestants will take part in five phases of competition, including talent, interview, physical fitness, evening gown and on-stage interview.  During the pageant, each contestant will also discuss her chosen platform, a social or community issue of concern to herself and our society at large.
A major in American Studies & Communications at Wheelock College, Orbelina takes pride in being the first member of her family who will be graduating from college. Having spent her childhood in Costa Rica, Orbelina believes that growing up in a third world country has taught her the value of the opportunities she has today. Through the pageant, Orbelina aims to promote the importance of media literacy to our nation’s youth.
During her year of service, Miss Boston will travel across Greater Boston, speaking to government officials, business leaders, and community groups about her platform issue. The Miss Boston Pageant is an official Miss America preliminary and each year the young lady crowned as Miss Boston has the opportunity to compete for the title of Miss Massachusetts.
The winner of Miss Boston will be awarded over $7,500 in scholarships and prizes to fund her college or graduate school education. Awards also include scholarships to the Dale Carnegie Training Center and John Robert Powers Modeling, and a Boston Sports Club membership, Zoom Teeth Whitening by Walker Dental, jewelry by Persona Jewelry, Vera Bradley bags, LA Colors makeup, car service by Uber, and Hint Water.
“Our organization is looking forward to selecting a Miss Boston who can act as a role model for young women and encourage community engagement in Boston,” said Stephanie Janes, executive director of the Miss Boston Organization.  “The pageant has grown to be a reputable outlet for women looking to promote their platform, and this year we will be featuring contestants with a variety of backgrounds and passions. Each of the contestants holds a high level of education, talent, and passion for community service, making for a memorable upcoming Miss Boston pageant.”
 
About the Miss Boston and Miss America Organizations
The Miss Boston Scholarship Organization is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young women to achieve their personal, professional and educational goals and is an official preliminary for the Miss America pageant.  The Miss America Organization is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women, providing over $45 million dollars in scholarship assistance annually.
Tickets for the Miss Boston Pageant start at $25.  For more information, and to purchase tickets online visit: http://www.missboston.org

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