Mariah Sweat of Grantsville was recently selected to participate in the 2013 Miss Jr. Teen Salt Lake City pageant competition that will take place on March 23. Sweat learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviewing in the Salt Lake City area. Sweat submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by this year’s Salt Lake City pageant coordinator.
Sweat will be competing for her share of thousands of dollars in prizes and specialty gifts that will be distributed to contestants. She will be competing in the Miss Jr. Teen division, one of four divisions that will have young ladies ages 7 to 19 competing in modeling routines, which include casual wear and formal wear. Most importantly, Sweat will display her personality and interviewing skills while interviewing this year’s Salt Lake City judging panel. Personality is the No. 1 aspect that each contestant is judged on during all phases of competition.
If Sweat were to win the title of Miss Jr. Teen Salt Lake City, she would represent Salt Lake City and the surrounding communities at the national competition that will take place in Orlando, Fla. More than $30,000 in prizes and awards will be presented at the national competition while each winner enjoys an expensepaid trip of five nights and six days.
Community businesses, organizations and private individuals will assist Sweat in participating in this year’s competition by becoming an official sponsor to her. Through sponsorship, each contestant receives all the necessary training, rehearsals and financial support, which will allow Sweat to become a very confident and well-prepared contestant in this year’s pageant.
Any business, organization or private individual who may be interested in becoming a sponsor to Sweat may contact the Miss Jr. Teen Salt Lake City pageant coordinator at (877) 403-6678.