Home School Heartbeat Radio Program
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This week on Home School Heartbeat, join us as Home School Legal Defense Association President Mike Smith is interviewing three homeschooled students about their achievements.
With me today is Lizzy Tyler, a homeschooled high schooler who last year became South Carolina's Junior Miss. Thank you for joining us, Lizzy.
Thank you for having me.
Lizzy, what is the Junior Miss program and why did you want to participate?
Well, Junior Miss is a scholarship program that's for juniors and senior girls in high school, and it gives away more scholarship money than any other program of its kind. It was that opportunity to win scholarship money that initially got me interested. There are five areas of competition within the Junior Miss program. The first is the 10-minute interview with the judges where they're looking for articulation and how well you can articulate your beliefs and opinions. There's a talent presentation; there's a physical fitness routine; there's also a self-expression routine, which is where you wear an evening gown and answer an onstage question about current events. And there's an academics portion of the competition where qualified college guidance counselors will score your high school transcript and your SAT or ACT scores. I had the privilege of being selected last summer out of 24 girls from across the state to be South Carolina's Junior Miss and won $8000 in college scholarship money. I'm actually headed to Alabama for America's Junior Miss in late June.
Well, congratulations, and we wish you the best in that contest. Tomorrow we'll talk more about your experience. Until next time, I'm Mike Smith.
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