Miss Quincy

Celeste Niemann

Age: 22

Education: 2014 Graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor's of Art in English and minor in Communication

Platform Issue: Make Your Minutes Matter: Volunteer

Talent: Tap Dancing- I have been dancing since I was 4 years-old.

Scholastic Ambition: To obtain a degree as a Juris Doctor 

Scholastic Honors: U of I's recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Volunteer Service Award; U of I's 2013 Homecoming Court Semi-Finalist; Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society

Career Ambition: To become a lawyer & one day, practice law in Quincy

Favorite Place to Visit: Jamaica- My family & I climbed a 600-foot Jamaican Waterfall, & there was no turning back once we started!

Favorite Wardrobe Accessory: My SMILE :) I wear mine everyday in hopes others will too! 

One Thing I Can't Live Without: My positive attitude, which helps make my dreams come true. 

Something I'd Like To Try Out of Character: Impersonating a Slovakian foreign exchange student at an International-Student Camping Trip- Been there. Done that!

Platform Statement

"Make Your Minutes Matter: Volunteer"
There are 525,600 minutes in a year, and I challenge the people of Quincy to make their minutes matter. As Miss Quincy 2014, it is my mission to honor those who already volunteer and inspire others to begin serving our Quincy community. 
I plan to work with local businesses to establish community service at a corporate level pursuant to which employees annually assist a non-profit organization chosen by their employer. With my developed service program, local businesses will contribute to Quincy's quality of life.
After all, we are only here for a short time, and what really matters is what we do with our time. Together, we can show we truly care and make a real impact by making each minute matter through volunteering. 

Competition Requirements

Between the ages of 17 (and a high school senior) and 24.
United States citizen.
Lived, worked or attended school in Adams, Brown, Schuyler, Pike, Hancock or Schuyler County for the past six months.
Meet character criteria as set forth by the Miss America Organization.
Be in reasonably good health to meet the job requirements.
Be able to meet the time commitment and job responsibilities as Miss Quincy.
You must be available to compete in the state program in June of each year.
Contestants will be judged on the following criteria (percentages of total scores indicated in parenthesis):
Private Interview (25%)
Evening Wear (20%)
Talent (35%)
On-Stage Question (5%)
Swimsuit (15%)

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