Yara S. Olmo, 15, the daughter of Leticia Ferrer of Jamestown, was chosen as a state finalist and will participate in the junior teenage division of the National American Miss New York Pageant, which will be held on Aug. 26 in the Hyatt Regency, Rochester.
The winner of this pageant will receive a $1,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses and air transportation to compete in the national pageant in California, where she will receive a complimentary tour of Hollywood and two V.I.P. tickets to Disneyland.
Yara studies classical singing at Infinity, and she is a member of the Jamestown High School Chorus and the JHS Track Team. She also volunteers for community projects and teaches modeling to neighborhood girls.
Yara S. Olmo
Her sponsors for this pageant are Lena's Pizza, Edward K. Merwick II and Bomba Queen Entertainment.
The National American Miss Pageants are dedicated to celebrating America's future leaders and equipping them with life-long skills.
Each year the pageant nationally awards $1.5 million in cash, scholarships and other prizes, including a new Ford Mustang convertible.
All activities and competitions are kept age appropriate. Girls under the age of 12 are not allowed to wear makeup, and there is no swimsuit competition. Pageant programs are based on inner-beauty, poise and presentation.
Emphasis is put on the importance of developing self confidence, learning good sportsmanship, and setting and achieving personal goals. For more information on the program, visit www.namiss.com