Jeanielle Sachs, 17, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Utah Pageant to be held June 21 and 22 at the Sheraton Hotel in Salt Lake City.
The National American Miss pageants are held for girls ages 4 to 18, and have five different age divisions. Sachs will be participating in the 16 to 18 age division, along with other ladies from across Utah.
The winner of the pageant will receive a $1,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses, and air transportation to compete in the national pageant in California where she will receive a complimentary tour of Hollywood and two tickets to Disneyland.
The National American Miss pageants are dedicated to celebrating America’s future leaders and equipping them with life-long skills. Each year the pageant nationally awards $1.5 million in cash, scholarships and prizes, which includes a new Ford Mustang Convertible.
The National American Miss pageants are unlike any other. All activities and competitions are kept age appropriate. Girls under the age of 12 are not allowed to wear make up, and there is no swimsuit competition. The pageant program is based on inner beauty, as well as poise and presentation, and offers an all-American spirit of fun for family and friends. Emphasis is put on the importance of developing self-confidence, learning good sportsmanship, as well as setting and achieving personal goals. The pageant recognizes the accomplishments of each girl while encouraging her to set goals for the future.
Sachs’ activities include tattered-edge blanket making, scrapbooking and competition cheer for three years. She also enjoys playing with and helping her special needs brother learn new things. He means the world to her.
Sachs’ sponsors include Arby’s, Mitchel McWilliams, D’Lux Tan, ASR Photography, KMA Transportation, DBA Hair Affair, Reverend Kenneth and Carla Briggs, Christy and Michael Long and donnasalasathome.com.
Families interested in learning more about the program may visit www.namiss.com.