Local teenager Felicity Mitchell is getting ready to hit the big stage as she takes on her first ever pageant at the Miss Teen Maritime International pageant in May of this year.
Mitchell heard of the pageant when her mom suggested it to her, so she decided to break out of her comfort zone and enter her name.
“It just sounded fun,” said Mitchell.
She began filling out forms and preparing in October of last year and working on fundraising for WE, something many of the other participants take part in as well.
Part of the preparation, Mitchell added, was to find the clothes and dresses she will wear for the pageant as well as practising playing the piano a lot as that is what she has chosen to do for the talent portion of the competition.
“I’m kind of nervous and excited at the same time,” Mitchell said. She added that to any other girls thinking about entering, “It would be a fun experience, it would look good on college applications.”
The Grade 10 student at Northumberland Regional High School has also been seeking out sponsors to help her out with the pageant and anyone interested in helping out or buying a support ad can contact her via her pageant Facebook page, which can be found by searching Felicity Mitchell — Miss Teen Pictou County Intl 2018.
“As a family, we’re grateful for all the businesses and friends that sponsored us so far,” said Stephen Mitchell, Felicity’s father.
The event takes place in Moncton, N.B. from May 16-20. The Ms, Miss & Miss Teen Maritime (MMI/MTMI) is a scholarship achievement program. The scholarships are scholastic awards given to the titleholders exclusively for use in furthering their education. It is not a beauty pageant or model search. These pageants encourage each participant to be the best young woman she can be every day. Delegates are judged on their intellect, personality, ability to communicate with others, public speaking, charity platform and overall desire to help others and make a positive difference.