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Deadline approaching for 'Miss Elite' pageant

There are only a few days left for female Clayton County high school students to sign up as contestants in the second annual Miss Elite of Clayton County Scholarship Pageant. The deadline is Friday, according to the Riverdale High School web site, clayton2.rhs.schooldesk.net/.

The pageant is hosted by Riverdale High School, but any female student, at any high school in the county, is invited to sign up as a contestant, according to the pageant application. Applications can be found on the school's web site.

The application fee is a $35 money order. It, and the application, must be delivered to Riverdale High School, which is located at 160 Roberts Dr., in Riverdale.

The application includes an essay on who helped to shape the applicant's values.

Awards will be given out during the pageant, in the categories of most talented, best gown, most congenial, highest grade-point average, people's choice, and community spirit.

The overall pageant queen will receive a $500 savings bond, according to the pageant application. The pageant will be held on Jan. 23, 2011, beginning at 5 p.m., at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center, located at 2530 Mt. Zion Pkwy., in Jonesboro.

For more information, call (770) 473-2905.

-- Curt Yeomans