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June 01, 2010

Applicants sought for Miss Teen pageants

WYE MILLS, Md. - Contestants are being sought for Miss Teen Washington County International 2011 and Miss Pre-Teen Washington County International 2011.

Applicants for Miss Teen must be between the ages of 13 and 18. The pageant will be held April 1 and 2, 2011, at the Chesapeake College Performing Arts Center, Wye Mills.

Miss Teen applicants must live or attend school in Maryland. Contestants will compete in categories of personal interview, fun fashion, aerobic wear and evening gown. There is no talent or swimwear. All contestants must have a personal platform.


Applicants for Miss Pre-Teen Washington County International 2011 must be between the ages of 9 and 12. The pageant will be April 2, 2011, at the Chesapeake College Performing Arts Center.

There are no Maryland residency requirements. Contestants will compete in the follow categories: onstage introduction, a two-minute speech, fun fashion wear and formal wear. There is no talent or swimsuit.

Winners of both competitions will receive an all-expense paid trip to the national competition in Chicago.

To compete, contact the state director at 410-490-0879 or For more information about the Miss Teen International program, go to

Frederick police offer Youth Police Academy

FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick Police Department is hosting its eighth annual Youth Police Academy. This program provides youths ages 7 to 14 with a close-up look at law enforcement and tools of the trade.

Youths will have the opportunity to learn what it is like to be a police officer, by participating in scenarios, learning about stranger danger, Internet safety, having a chance to see departmental equipment, watch a K-9 demonstration, dust for fingerprints, process a staged crime scene and receive information on departmental programs. All attendees will also have the chance to attempt a physical agility course.

The academy will offer four sessions from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 12 to July 15 and each is limited to 50 youths per day. The program will be held at the Charles V. Main Training Facility located at 6424 Plant Road.

To receive more information or a registration form, contact Michele Bowman, community outreach coordinator, at 301-600-2091 or

Church to host youth rally in July

Otterbein United Methodist Church, 108 E Franklin St., downtown Hagerstown, is hosting the Forever Praise Rally from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 19. The rally will be led by Salt 'n Light ministries. Featured speaker is Stephen Gallaher, from Rock who will lead this ministry team. The team includes a praise band, dance team and a drama team. Snacks will be provided immediately after the event.

For more information about the rally, go to :, or call Marcus Jordan, Otterbein's director of youth, at 240-291-1681.

Store launches room makeover contest

WEEHAWKEN, N.J. - The Company Store announced the launch of its "Ultimate Slumber Party" video contest. Geared toward college students, ages 18 to 22, the contest requires participants to write, perform and upload a video of an original lullaby for a chance to win a bevy of prizes including scholarships and dorm room makeovers with bedding from the company's new campus collection.

Participants can submit videos to: through June 30. All entries will be judged on set criteria including cleverness, humor and originality.

To enter, log on to

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