Archive for February 10, 2008

My Niece won Non-Finalist Talent Award!!!

in her concert blackOf course, I didn’t find this out from any family members who attended last night’s extravaganza but I saw it on the website and so this information will have to do for now.  My niece’s photo is from the last competition she entered and she now knows NOT to use “concert black,” not her color at all!!!  I wonder if she will try out in future contests???  I had no idea that these beauties can go from suburb to suburb in the Twin Cities to compete even if they don’t live in that particular town.  Some of the same girls showed up to compete against each other in last night’s event and maybe they are older and good at knowing how to answer the interview questions with the judges.  Anyway, even though she didn’t make the top three spots, I’m still very happy that my niece placed in winning the Non-Finalist Talent Award!!!!

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My Niece in a Beauty Pageant

Beauty contestantTo write that I’m proud of my oldest niece would be an understatement.  She will be in a pageant this weekend in the Twin Cities and my folks went down to support her.  She probably has the talent portion cinched which is 35% of the score by the judges.  She is a very good violinist and goes to the University of Minnesota School of Music as a college freshman. (She has been playing violin since she was about 4 years old, starting with the Suzuki method.)  Also, the interview which is about 25% of the score, I think, is what she has been coached on.  She knows she needs improvement on answering questions since she is not outgoing or vivacious but rather introverted like her parents.  She will probably do fine in the swimsuit and evening gown portion of the competition so I’m eager to find out the final results.  I noticed that some of the contestants she is competing against are the same girls who were in the December pageant she was involved with.  Of course, part of the entertainment is to have the girls do a dance number together, a bonding kind of thing.  Again, my niece is at a disadvantage there because she does not have any dance background.  In any case, this is a good experience for her to have an audience to hear her violin playing, it will give her the poise for future performances she will be required to make as a music major.

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