Miss City of Menifee Queens Crowned for 2012

Pictured (L to R): Pre-Teen Miss Jayme Banda, Little Miss Taliya Potvin, Jr. Teen Miss Tyler Ro...

Pictured (L to R): Pre-Teen Miss Jayme Banda,
Little Miss Taliya Potvin, Jr. Teen Miss Tyler Roemer,
Miss Camille Prince, Junior Miss Jurnie Hughes,
and Teen Miss Isabel Donadio.
The third annual Miss City of Menifee Scholarship Pageant recently crowned nine new queens who will serve the City of Menifee for ensuing year. The pageant is conducted annually by Southwest California Pageants and is open to girls and unmarried women to the age of 21, who reside or attend school in Menifee.

Camille Prince was crowned as Miss City of Menifee for 2012. Joining her on the City of Menifee Court are: Teen Miss Isabel Donadio, Jr. Teen Miss Tyler Roemer, and Pre-Teen Miss Jayme Banda.

This year’s pageant, held at Canyon Lake Middle School on Saturday, April 14, was part of a three-city pageant which included contestants from Wildomar and Lake Elsinore as well. The evening pageant began with an opening dance number performed by the outgoing 2011 Queens and contestants from Menifee, Wildomar and Lake Elsinore. The contestants participated in sportswear and evening gown competition, followed by an on-stage question. That, in addition to the personal interviews conducted earlier in the day, determined who would be selected as City Queens for the ensuing year.

Pictured (L to R): Darci Castillejos,  Ms. Menifee
Valley Chamber; Tamaro Ralston, Senior 
Mrs. Menifee Valley Chamber; Sonja Prince, 
Mrs. Menifee Valley Chamber.
Earlier in the day, the children’s pageant crowned an additional 5 queens, including from Menifee: Junior Miss Jurnie Hughes, Little Miss Taliya Potvin, Pixie Miss Ariane Enguillado, Petite Miss Ashley Vinyard, Toddler Miss Rylie McVicker.

“The young women and girls selected today as 2012 City Queens, will serve as good will ambassadors for their cities and take on the responsibilities of being a role model to their peers,” said Southwest California Pageants Director Anne Bowman. “SWC Pageants emphasizes community service as a way of building leadership skills and self confidence. We want these young women to be proud of themselves because of what the have accomplished, not what they look like.”

During their reign the new queens will be attending numerous City and Chamber of Commerce events, ribbon cuttings, grand openings, parades and many philanthropic and charitable functions.

The evening pageant also included a special crowning ceremony for the Ms., Mrs., and Senior Menifee Valley Chamber Royalty. Dorothy Wolons, CEO of the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce was on hand to congratulate the women who will serve the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce for 2012. Crowns and sashes were presented to Darci Castillejos, Ms. Menifee Valley Chamber Sonja Prince, Mrs. Menifee Valley Chamber; and Tamaro Ralston, Senior Mrs. Menifee Valley Chamber. These women are all current members of the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce. “The women selected to represent the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce are all active in their community and in the Chamber,” said Bowman. “They are outstanding representatives of the business women and community leaders who are engaged and involved in the Menifee and Sun City community.”

Mother and daughter will serve together this year - (Camille & Sonja) 
The Chamber Royalty will be called upon to represent the Chamber at mixers, business functions, charity fund-raising events and ribbon cuttings.

Juding the event were Chance Edmondson of Edmondson Construction, Lake Elsinore, Brian Walker of Farmers Insurance, Menifee, Melissa Hebron of Classy Casino Events, Wildomar, and Valerie Sund, Elsinore High School.

Southwest Pageants runs the City Pageant every April. They also do a Miss Inland California pageant every September, and a Miss Southwest County pageant every February.

For information regarding this or upcoming pageants, or to schedule an appearance by Miss City of Menifee Court and Chamber of Commerce Royalty, contact Anne Bowman at 951-541-9163 or visit www.swcpageants.org.


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