Letter: Academic scholarships for young women
Original post made on Feb 12, 2008
Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, February 8, 2008, 12:00 AM
on Feb 12, 2008 at 2:44 am
When you raise a girl in todays society, and she reaches the age of 18, and chooses to be in a pageant, and qualifies to do so, our community should be supportive. The opportunity to show common sense, laced with intelligence brought my own daughter under the direction of the Miss Alameda Pageant. Her discipline from years of training in dance,also gave her excellant time management skills, life choice priorities, and her graceful movement and great sense of timing entertains us in this high pressured world. Her proper selection of nutrition and excercise enabled her to have a strong fit body, that will be revealed in the health and fitness segment, in her bathing suit. Her respect for women's rights actually enabled her to make the decision to join other diverse girls to vie for scholarship money, and perhaps as important, to show communities that self esteem can enable them to understand such above opinions and have the integrity to move forward in taking the challenge of judgement from more than just pageant officials. I have taught my daughter that credibility comes from making proper decisions throughout life. She has faced adversity many times and used her natural grace, and intelligence to remain an incredible woman, who has made proper choices. She would make anyone who took the time to get to know her, proud to represent this expanding Tri Valley, and Alameda County. I invite everyone to attend this event February 23rd. see if you feel as proud of all of these girls as I do. It is a wonderful group of girls, brought together by a caring generous woman, Barbara Walsh. Thank you Barbara for believing in giving girls a platform to further their education. I wish all the girls well, in doing their best at presenting their true selves to our community, and to families , and friends.
on Feb 12, 2008 at 3:38 am
Jeb Bing is a registered user.
Both Mary Jane Casper, who signed the letter shown above that was in the Feb. 8 print edition of the Pleasanton Weekly, and Chris Grey, Supervisor Scott Haggerty's chief of staff, agree that Ms. Casper's mention of Haggerty being a judge in the Miss Alameda pageant was in error. Although he was once considered as a judge, he bowed out when it turned out he had a scheduling conflict.
on Feb 13, 2008 at 12:01 pm
Don't be so naive mes petites...beauty pageants are about finding a few meat patties with eyes that blink... girls are surrounded by male and female goon squads that want to rip off their bodies...chase this group out of town...let them hop on BART and go to Oakland where they can pick up some culture!
This beauty pageant business is just another form of slavery!