Love love this system! Wonderful fellow contestants, well-run event, and memories to last a lifetime! Even though this is the state prelim the staging feels like a national with video and photos to match!
10 November 2019
Love this pageant system! Great, helpful directors and staff! The entire weekend was well planned with events, practices and parties for the girls to enjoy and bond together.
1) What is Miss California Jr. High, High School, and Collegiate America? The California Jr. High School, High School, and Collegiate America Pageant is a state preliminary pageant that goes on to compete nationally for the titles of Miss Jr. High School America, Miss High School America, and Miss Collegiate America June 21-27, 2020. The purpose of the national competition exists to providing personal and professional opportunities for young women. It is their goal to provide outstanding high school, junior high and collegiate girls the opportunity to compete in a pageant system that has the highest of moral values.
2) How are the divisions determined? There are 3 “grade” divisions for the California state pageant. Your grade level determines the division in which you compete in, not your age.
3) What is the breakdown for the divisions (as of Fall 2019)?
The Miss California Jr. High America division is for girls in the 5th grade to 8th grade.
The Miss California High School America division is for girls in the 9th grade to 11th grade.
The Miss California Collegiate America division is for student in the 12th grade or enrolled at a college, university, graduate school, tech/trade school, or beauty college in California. The California Collegiate contestant must no older than 27 as of September 1, 2019
4) I am entering the 12th grade, but have to compete in the collegiate division? The National Pageant date and year of reign determines the divisions. The National Pageant will be held in June of 2020. If the California Collegiate titleholder wins the national title, they would reign during their freshman year of college. So yes, the majority of your reign as the California titleholder would be during your senior year. The judges will understand this. Please contact the state office if you still have further questions as to how the age division you are to compete in is determined.
5) Can I enter if I attend school outside of California, but live in California when not attending school, and still compete? With a requirement of at least 2 events a month for the titleholders, it is necessary that you spend the majority of your time in California. Attending school outside of California makes it difficult to meet those requirements. Please speak to the executive directors regarding your individual situation and to receive information about potential pageants in the state you attend school.
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6) When is the California State Pageant held? The California state pageant will be held on November 2 & 3, 2019. Registration, rehearsal, and fun events will occur on a Saturday, November 2nd. Pageant interviews and final show will be on Sunday November 3rd.
7) Where is the pageant held? The Sheraton Fairplex Hotel & Conference Center in Pomona, CA
8) Are there any airports nearby? Yes. There are many airports in Southern California. Ontario International Airport (ONT) is 11.7 miles away; Orange County/ John Wayne Airport (SNA) is 35 miles away and LAX is 46 miles away.
9) Is there a host hotel? Yes. The pageant and hotel are at the same location.
?The link for the group rate will be posted in the Facebook group and available to you once you submit your entry fee.
10) Is there a group rate for the hotel? Yes. However, the group rate has limited availability. Must book early!
11) Will I be rooming with my family during pageant weekend? Yes. You may room with your family or with another contestant, if a collegiate contestant only. You are responsible for your own lodging and transportation.
12) Do I have to stay at a hotel if I live nearby? No. However, many of the pageant events will begin early and run late. Attending all pageant weekend events is mandatory and punctuality is highly important. If you are driving each day to the hotel, we expect you to be on time.
13) What are the phases of competition? You will compete in interview, fun fashion, and evening gown.
14) What is the score breakdown? Interview and Evening Gown are worth 40% of your score, Fashion Runway is worth 20%.
15) How is the order of the contestants determined? A random selection process, prior to pageant weekend, will determine the order of contestants. This gives everyone a fair chance to come out first, last, or somewhere in between.
Miss California Pre-School America: Kinsley Coronado
Miss California Jr. Elementary America: Skylie Sproul
Miss California Elementary America: Caleya Agnew
Miss California Elementary America: Miliani Robles
Miss California Jr. High America: Emma Yeszin
Miss California High School America: Makayla Skelton
Miss California Collegiate America: Jocelyn McCoy