Miss North Carolina Work Weekend Recap
Work weekend 2023 in preparation of Miss North Carolina 2023 is a wrap!
March 17-19, 2023 the Miss and Teen delegates, along with their family and committees, descended upon Cary, NC for a weekend full of administrative work, informational sessions, educational seminars, relationship building, and production rehearsals.
If you are new to pageantry, or simply invested/curious about the process, let's break it down.
Friday, March 17, 2023 - Recordings and Paperwork Submissions
Each delegate was required to record a voice over introduction that is played during the opening number presentation at Miss North Carolina preliminary and finals competitions. This states our name, title, and education/employment. It is SO quick, though. I had to record mine a few times because my introduction was too long, but after some trial and error, we got it just right!
Another thing we had to all record this year is a VIDEO introduction for our talent performance. This is brand new this year, and was a blast!
Finally, the last BIG thing all delegates were required to do on Friday was turn in our official Miss and Teen North Carolina paperwork that will be distributed to our esteemed panel of judges. For non-pageant people, let's talk about paperwork so you can get an idea of what each delegate invests her time and energy into to be a competitor. Here are some of the items we are required to submit:
A completed Miss North Carolina contract with attachments
Delegate Fact Sheet that includes basic information and probing questions into our educational background, #MissAmericaFit journey, and our bucket list.
Community Service Initiative (CSI) Essay - A one page essay to explain and promote one's community service initiative.
Headshot for the judges book
Scholarship Rules and Regulations
Ad pages and money
Registration fee proof
Ticket reservations and money
Friday was a doozy for me. I had to be in court the majority of the day to represent a client in an equitable distribution action, so I was running around like a mad woman to get everything done and be a 100% for each and every task and event on my calendar. If you want to see what my day looked like, check out my TikTok or Reel.
Saturday, March 18, 2023 - Informative Sessions and Carolina Princess Confidence Camp
Saturday morning started out with a crowning ceremony for all of the at-Large Teen and Miss candidates. It was a treat to celebrate each one of these women's special moment.
Later we attended a variety of workshop-style sessions to help us all be of healthy mind, body, and spirit going into preparations to be Miss North Carolina 2023.
We also learned more about the competition criteria and production requirements... Think wardrobe!
We wrapped up the day with presentations from all the Carolina Princesses after their time at Confidence Camp!
Sunday, March 19, 2023 - Scholarship Info & Former Miss NC Panel
We began Sunday with information about the AMAZING list of Benefactor Scholarships that we are able to apply for. The scholarships being awarded at Miss North Carolina total more than $100,000!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you believe that? So incredible!
Then we had the luxury of learning from a panel of former Miss North Carolinas.
All in all, the weekend was a blast! #MissAmerica #MissNC #MissNorthCarolina