2012 Miss New York Pageant Finals Set For Tomorrow
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Victory State Bank embraces upbeat news that features The Truth about Staten Island: It’s a wonderful place to live and work.
For example, the stage is set for tomorrow’s final round of the 2012 Miss Staten Island Pageant in the historic St. George Theatre in Staten Island, N.Y., when Kaitlin Monte, Miss New York 2011 will crown her successor.
Last evening, the pageant’s preliminary awards were presented to Desiree Wiley, Miss Niagara County, who won in both the Swimsuit and Eveningwear categories, and Katie Berry, Miss Manhattan, in the Talent Category.
“It’s great to be back on Staten Island for the second straight year,” said Kenny Mack, executive director of the Miss New York Organization. “… Borough President James Molinaro helped us define even bigger and better community events this year. His support is unending.”
Before 2011, the pageant had been a fixture in the upstate towns of Olean and Watertown, prior to running in Long Island and Albany. The St. George Theatre is now the permanent home of the annual event.
Tomorrow will be another big day at the St. George Theatre, beginning with the Miss New York Teen Pageant at 2 p.m., and culminating later in the day, starting at 7:30 p.m., with the Miss New York Pageant Finals and the crowning of Miss New York 2012.
Tomorrow evening’s competition will be co-hosted by Claire Buffie, Miss New York 2010, and Hunt Ethridge of New York Dating Coach.
Earlier today, at 10 a.m., the pageant contestants will visit Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, where they will be greeted by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and join in a celebration of the Army’s birthday.
At 11 a.m., all the 2012 Miss New York hopefuls will make a stop at Coney Island’s boardwalk with 30 soldiers from the Army’s 10th Mountain Division, who returned from Afghanistan in March. Miss New York 2011 Kaitlin Monte, Miss New York’s Outstanding Teens, and each soldier, paired with one of the pageant contestants, will greet the public near the historic Nathan’s Famous eatery. They will be joined at noon by State Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasney.
This year’s pageant will award a total of $35,100 in scholarships among the 26 contestants vying for the title of Miss New York.
The newly crowned pageant queen will spend her year promoting her community-service platform at schools and organizations across the state. She also will be empowered to brand the Miss New York Organization and raise money for its scholarship fund.
Tickets for the pageant will be available through the St. George Theatre box office at 718-442-2900, or via Ticketmaster. For additional information and a complete schedule of Pageant Week, visit www.missny.org.
About The Miss New York Organization
The Miss New York Organization is an official preliminary of the Miss America Organization, providing viable educational opportunities to the young women of New York state through scholarships, service and volunteerism. The Miss America Organization makes over 45 million dollars in academic scholarships available annually. For additional information about the Miss New York Organization, log onto www.missny.org.
1) Kenny Mack, Executive Director, Miss New York Organization
2) Barton Horowitz
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