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Outlook Pageant deadline nears

Published 6:54pm Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The deadline for contestants in the 2014 Outlook Pageant has been extended to this Friday.

All materials must be turned in by 5 p.m.

The annual pageant will be held Jan. 19 and 19 at Benjamin Russell High School auditorium and is open to girls age 4 through high school seniors.

Contestants will be divided into four separate categories: Petite Miss, age 4 – 2nd grade; Little Miss, 3rd – 6th grade; Junior Miss, 6th – 9th grade; and Miss Outlook, 10th – 12th grade.

Every girl in the pageant will earn a title. Contestants could receive a cash award, roses, a sash or a trophy depending on what category they win.

In addition, each will be featured in the paper through the year.

The contestant named Miss Outlook will receive a full Ambassador’s scholarship to Central Alabama Community College.

Last year, Alli Wilson earned the title of Miss Outlook. Wilson has been attending CACC, preparing to transfer after two years to Auburn University to pursue a career in anesthesiology.

Winning a pageant is one thing, but Wilson said the scholarship has been a blessing for her educational career.

“It’s a great help, with books and everything,” Wilson said.

Wilson said the Miss Outlook pageant was only the third pageant she had participated in, but she encouraged any girls thinking about signing up to “go for it.”

“It was a wonderful experience,” Wilson said. “It is great to be able to be a role model for the younger generation.”

The pageant, which is sponsored by The Outlook and Central Alabama Community College, began in 1973 and is a winter tradition for many families.

Registration forms for the pageant can be picked up at The Outlook office and should be returned, along with a photo of the contestant, no later than Jan. 10.

For questions concerning applications, call The Outlook at 256-234-4281 or visit the Miss Outlook Pageant Facebook page.