Miss El Cajon pageant looks for more contestants

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EL CAJON, Calif. – The search is on for more young ladies to participate in this year’s Miss El Cajon Scholarship Association pageant.

Organizers said they are hoping more girls decide to take part in this longtime tradition dating back to the 1960s.


“The Miss El Cajon Pageant places an emphasis on the importance of community service by offering the experience to volunteer their time with our community partner, the San Diego Food Bank. This volunteer opportunity provides the contestants with a brief example of the community involvement required to be a titleholder.  We also feel it is important to learn more about the contestants, their goals, and ambitions and why they want to be Miss El Cajon 2014 by having an in-person interview with a panel of judges,” said the pageant’s co-director, Connie Rhamy.

Young ladies who wish to enter must be between the ages of 10 and 24-years-old and live in El Cajon or attend either Grossmont or Cuyamaca College.

There are four age divisions with at least two contestants being crowned in each division. The runner-up to Miss El Cajon will be given the title of Miss Rancho San Diego.

The young ladies who are crowned will serve as ambassadors to the City of El Cajon for one year and engage in several community service events.

Titleholders will also be qualified to compete in the 2014 Council for Youth Empowerment’s Miss California pageant.

Those who are interested in competing for the title of Miss El Cajon should send an email to misselcajon@cox.net.

Entries will be accepted until February 22 and the pageant itself will be held in March.

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