Moments after being selected, Anjelica Francisco, shared her excitement about winning the Miss Wayne County title. “I am already looking forward to my duties this year - traveling, meeting new people, and getting the word out about my platform, which is SAVE: Students Against Violence Everywhere,” said Francisco.
As Miss Wayne County, Francisco receives a $630 scholarship and the opportunity to compete for the Miss Michigan title in Muskeg on June 19, 2010. Currently a student at Eastern Michigan University and an intern at the 34th Judicial District Court in Wayne County, Francisco is majoring in psychology and hopes to pursue a private practice in psychology.
“Anjel Francisco embodies the qualities a role model for young women and girls should have,” said Sheila Sigro, executive director of the Miss Wayne County Scholarship Program. “She's talented, ambitious and accomplished. We are excited about working with her this year.”
Held at Livonia Churchill High School Sept. 12, the Miss Wayne County Competition featured eight contestants from around the Wayne County area .
First runner-up and talent award recipient was Rachel Manna of Farmington Hills, a student at the University of Michigan, Dearborn. The second runner-up was Paula Langley of Novi , a student at Marygrove College.
The third runner-up and Community Service Award recipient was Elyse Losen of Belleville.
Lauren Allen of Inkster received the Non-Finalist Talent Award and People's Choice Award, while she tied with Loden for Miss Congeniality.
Rounding out the contestants were Jessica Wells of Belleville, Danielle Williams of Newport, Michigan, a student at Wayne State University, and Teresha Hendricks of Westland.
Established in 1991, the Miss Wayne County Scholarship Program provides opportunities for young women to achieve their personal and professional ambitions. Contestants also participate in community service activities and develop leadership skills that help them excel in their chosen career and life goals. A not-for-profit affiliate of the Miss America Organization, winners of the annual Miss Wayne County Competition are eligible to compete in the Miss Michigan Competition, held every year in Muskegon in June.
For more information about the Miss Wayne County and Miss America Organizations, go online to www.misswaynecounty.org and www.missamerica.org.
Source: Observer & Eccentric Newspapers and Hometown Weeklies