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Notable news — 2-27-13

Padua selected for pageant
Brianna Padua of Lincolnton was recently selected to participate in the 2013 Miss Jr. Teen Charlotte/Greensboro Pageant competition that will take place on Dec. 16. Brianna learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced its selections following interviewing in the local Charlotte and Greensboro areas. Brianna submitted an application and took part in an interview session conducted by this year’s Charlotte/Greensboro Pageant coordinator.
Brianna will be competing for her share of thousands of dollars in prizes and speciality 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 and 19 competing in modeling routines, which include casual wear and formal wear. Brianna will display her personality and interviewing skills while interviewing with this year’s Charlotte/Greensboro judging panel. Personality is the number one aspect that each contestant is judged on during all phases of competition.
If Brianna were to win the title of Miss Jr. Teen Charlotte/Greensboro, she would represent Charlotte/Greensboro and surrounding communities at the national competition in Orlando. More than $30,000 in prizes and awards will be presented at the national competition, while each winner enjoys this expense paid trip of five nights and six days in Orlando.
Community businesses, organizations and private individuals will assist her in participating in this year’s competition by becoming an official sponsor for her. Through sponsorship, each contestant receives all the necessary training, rehearsals and financial support which will allow Brianna to become a very confident and well-prepared contestant in this year’s Charlotte/Greensboro Pageant.

Albright nominated to service academy
Tyler Albright of Lincolnton was recently named one of U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan’s 2013 nominees to the U.S. Service Academies. As some of the most selective institutions of higher education in the country, the U.S. Service Academies require applicants to receive a nomination from a member of Congress, in addition to meeting eligibility and entrance requirements.
Albright was nominated for the United States Air Force Academy.
“Congratulations to this year’s nominees, who are truly among the best of the best,” Hagan said in a press release announcing the nominees.
“These young men and women have distinguished themselves in the classroom, on the athletic field and within their communities. I wish them the best of luck as they continue the application process, and I commend them for seeking a world-class education while serving our country.”

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