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Pair to contend for Miss Teen of Georgia
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Amber Katelynn Pair, daughter of Robert L. Pair of Rincon, will be among the candidates competing for the title of Miss Teen of Georgia 2009 State Pageant, which will be held July 31-Aug. 2 in Macon.

The winner of the pageant competition will receive a $1,000 cash scholarship and a $500 U.S. savings bond. The new state titleholder will also be eligible to compete for the National Miss Teen of America and vie for additional scholarships, awards and prizes.

Each state candidate will be scored in five judging categories, which are: scholastic record, achievement and service to school and community, personal development of talents and skills, personality projection in formal wear and interview.

“This pageant truly represents the young women of the 21st century,” said national pageant founder Warren Alexander. “Sixty percent of the judging involves written resumes detailing each girl’s accomplishments, with the strongest single category being her interview with the judges.”

The state pageant finals will be held Sunday in the Porter Fine Arts Center on the Wesleyan College Campus in Macon at 3 p.m. The event is open to the general public, and tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Special guests at the event will include the current reigning Miss Teen of Georgia, Seretha Sherod of Hephzibah.

Pair will be sponsored in the pageant by Dr. Richard Taylor, D.M.D., St. John’s Episcopal Church of Savannah, Terry Harley, Mr. and Mrs. George Pratt and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pair.