Eleven Jackson County young women have been selected as finalists to compete for the title of “Miss Jackson County RoseQueen 2014”. Following an application, interview and audition process, the finalists chosen are: Breanna Arkles, Bridget Avery, Anna Booher, Abby Briggs, Courtney Clark, Rachel Clark, Emily Giffin, Myeshia Jones, Katlynn Roden, Brittany Stearns and Ciara Wertzbar. Two of the finalists also competed in last years pageant, Courtney Clark and Rachel Clark.
As they prepare for the Pageant, the group will be involved in the community at various functions, including The Jackson County Rose Parade and Picnic in the Park. During the spring and summer, candidates will be rehearsing for the pageant and devoting time on their respective platforms.
The pageant will be held on Saturday, August 23 at Western High School’s Performing Arts Center. The pageant has named Marc Daly of Jackson Radio Works to serve as emcee.
This is the 54th Annual RoseQueen Scholarship Pageant. Jackson County women, ages 17 to 25 compete to represent Jackson County as RoseQueen. Tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships and educational prizes are awarded each year to the RoseQueen and finalists. The RoseQueen will go on to represent Jackson County in the Miss Michigan USA Pageant at the McMorran Entertainment Center in Port Huron.
Current RoseQueen Emily Sioma will participate in the pageant and share in the crowning of her successor. Emily, from Grass Lake, is a student at the University of Michigan.
Tickets will be available for the pageant in June.