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MISS ITALIAN SAINT LOUIS, 2016-2017

DIRECTIONS AND THE ROLE OF MISS ITALIAN ST. LOUIS:

Please read each of these points very carefully to understand the required activities and events for Miss Italian St. Louis, Junior Miss Italian St. Louis, Little Miss Italian St. Louis and their Maids. The winners must attend the following events. Please apply only if you can attend the required events.

1)  All applicants must attend the event held on Sunday, August 7th. from 1:00pm.to 4:00p.m.   The applicants will be interviewed individually and will be asked to give a presentation (see application). Location: Tapawingo National Golf Club. Applicants will receive a schedule for the day’s events. Family members and friends are encouraged to attend!!

2)  All winners must attend the Italian-American Heritage Corporation’s Recognition Dinner. Saturday, October 8th. 7PM at The Italia-America Bocce Club, 2210 Marconi Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110 .

3)  All winners must attend the Columbus Day Parade and Festa on Sunday, October 9th. from 11a.m. to 5p.m. The Parade begins at Shaw School on Botanical and Macklind Avenues. The winners will meet at 11:00a.m. at  Shaw School and ride on the Miss Italian float. The parade begins at noon and ends at Berra Park for the Festa. The Festa ends around 5:00p.m.

4)  All winners must attend the celebratory luncheon. Time and Place TBA

5)  There are other dinners and events sponsored by the Italian-American organizations in the Metropolitan St. Louis area that we encourage you to attend. We highly encourage 1 event every month. Here are a few examples of these events:

  •  Wreath-laying ceremony at the Christopher Columbus statue in Tower Grove Park on October 10 at 10a.m.
  • The Italian Club of St. Louis’ October dinner at Favazza’s Banquet Center c. The Thanksgiving day parade
  • Volunteering at the humane society.

 

AWARDS:

One of the applicants in the 18-21 age groups will be named “Miss Italian St. Louis” and one will be chosen as her Maid.  Miss Italian St. Louis will be awarded the Rose Anne Saracino scholarship of $500.00.

One of the applicants in the 14-17 age groups will be named “Junior Miss Italian St. Louis” and one will be chosen as her Maid.  Junior Miss Italian St. Louis will be awarded the Lena Vitale scholarship of $250.00.

One of the applicants in the 10-13 age groups will be named “Little Miss Italian St. Louis” and one will be chosen as her Maid.  Little Miss Italian St. Louis will be awarded the Angelina Fabbio scholarship of $100.00.

In addition to the title of “Miss Italian St. Louis 2016-2017” and “Junior Miss Italian St. Louis 2016-2017” and “Little Miss Italian St. Louis 2016-2017”, the winners will receive official crowns, sashes, and flowers at the Miss Italian St. Louis event on Sunday, August 7th 2016.

The monetary awards will be presented after the Columbus Day Parade at The Festa in Berra Park.

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF THE APPLICATION: Monday, July 18, 2016

REQUIREMENTS:

The requirements to enter for Miss Italian St. Louis are as follows:

1)  18 to 21 years of age

2)  Of Italian descent

3)  Submission of the application form, essay and digital photo to the committee by Monday, July 18

4)  Must attend the required events

The requirements to enter for Junior Miss Italian St. Louis are as follows:

1)  14 to 17 years of age

2)  Of Italian descent

3)  Submission of the application form, essay and digital photo to the committee by Monday, July 18

4)  Must attend the required events

The requirements to enter for Little Miss Italian St. Louis are as follows: Due by Monday, July 18

1)  10 to 13 years of age

2)  Of Italian descent

3)  Submission of a 1 paragraph essay about your Italian heritage and culture and digital photo

4)  Must attend the required events

JUDGING:

An independent panel of judges who have interest in promoting Italian culture will conduct the judging. You will be evaluated on the following four areas:

 

  1. Application and essay – your application and essay are reviewed prior to August 7th.
  2. Individual interviews— Each contestant will have a brief interview with each judge.
  3. Oral presentation—Miss and Jr. Miss contestants will prepare a 3-5 minute speech about what you learned about Italian culture (through research you conducted to write the essay described below). This speech will need to include how and why it is important to celebrate Italian heritage and culture. (A general speech outline will be provided at the informational meeting and/or eMailed to all applicants). Little Miss will interview with the judges in a private setting to discuss what they have learned about their heritage.
  4. Poise, appropriate attire and enthusiasm for the event during the interview, presentation, and overall! (Appropriate attire will be discussed at the informational meeting)

Please return the application form, essay, $20.00 application fee for Miss and Junior Miss and a $10.00 application fee for Little Miss, and a digital photograph to:

Ms. Jeanne Florini, Chairperson

PO BOX 5174

St. Louis, MO  63139 

Due by Monday, July 18, 2016

If you have any questions, please call Jeanne Florini at (314) 605-8340 or eMail: jeanneflorini@me.com

or – Jay DiMaggio (314) 574-7533 or email: jay@dimaggioelectric.com