By: Imran Suhail
On Friday November 4, the Miss Fulton County/ Miss Montgomery County Scholarship Pageant graced Fulton Montgomery Community College with its presence looking for fresh recruits.
The 2017 Miss Fulton County Scholarship Pageant will be held on January 14, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Gloversville Middle School. This year, for the first time in its prestigious 48 year history, the annual pageant will also be crowning a Miss Montgomery County. Applications will be due on December 1, 2016. Women between the ages of 17-24 can compete.
The contest consists of five phases. It begins with a 10 minute interview, then an onstage question. Afterwards contestants showcase their various talents followed by an eveningwear and swimwear display to end the night.
Representing the pageant at FM was Miss Fulton County Lexi Swat who was there to teach about this great local past time. As well as what it’s like to be a pageant contestant and winner.
Swat began her pageant career at the young age of seven and she was crowned Miss Fulton County in January of last year. Including Miss Fulton County she has been awarded 10 pageant titles. She says that competing in the contests has helped her gain a lot of self-confidence.
Off the stage she is now a post graduate communications major who is interning for the Bleacher Report, a reputable sports journalism organization, where she is learning a lot about the craft of media. Swat wants to learn more about editing, publishing, producing, and directing.
She said, “I use my past as a student at FM and my continued participation through the Miss America Organization to grow and succeed not only as a professional but as a human.”
Students are encouraged to apply by the deadline and not only have the chance at winning a scholarship and competition but, like Lexi Swat, the opportunity to join a wonderful organization that will help them with their future successes in life.