Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Girls invited to enter 34th annual Miss Leesburg Scholarship Pageant

Tiny Miss Leesburg Alexis Blasky, Little Miss Leesburg Harper Richey, Junior Miss Leesburg Callie Braun, Teen Miss Leesburg Mercedes Perry and  Miss Leesburg K Kamryn Reynolds. // Provided photo.          T


Miss Leesburg Kamryn Reynolds’ reign will end Sept. 26 when she crowns the next Miss Leesburg at the 34thannual scholarship pageant at Leesburg High School Auditorium.

“As Miss Leesburg, I enjoy volunteering at various events within my city. Community service is a rewarding experience that brings people of all ages together for a good cause,” Kamryn told Style in an earlier interview. The 2020 Leesburg High School graduate received a $3,000 college scholarship serving as Miss Leesburg. She aspires to become a biochemist.

Also ending their year-long community service reign as Miss Leesburg titleholders will be Mercedes Perry as Teen Miss Leesburg, Callie Braun as Junior Miss Leesburg, Harper Richey as Little Miss Leesburg and Alexis Blasky as Tiny Miss Leesburg.

“Alexis, Harper, Callie, Mercedes and Kamryn have done an excellent job of representing Leesburg and promoting pride in our community,” says Linda Watts, director and founder of the Miss Leesburg Scholarship Program, which is an outreach of the nonprofit Florida’s Hometown USA Program, Inc. The young Leesburg titleholders made appearances at many local events, parades and special city functions throughout the year.

And now it is time to crown new titleholders to represent Leesburg at events from the fall of 2020 to the fall of 2021.

Local girls, age 4-19, are invited to participate in the 34th annual Miss Leesburg Scholarship Pageant to be hosted Sept. 26 at Leesburg High School auditorium, where the new Miss Leesburg will receive a $3,000 cash scholarship paid to the college her choice. The first tuner-up will receive $1,000 scholarship and $100 will be awarded to winners in the other age divisions.

Contestants must live or attend school in Leesburg, Yalaha, Fruitland Park, Lady Lake or The Villages.  The Tiny Miss for ages 4-6, Little  Miss of ages -9, and Junior Miss, ages 10-12 divisions of the pageant will be judges at 10:30am Sept. 26, followed by the Teen Miss for ages 13-15. and Miss Leesburg, ages 16-19.  contest at 2:30pm. Tickets for the pageant are $5 and may be purchased at the door.

Judging will be based on poise, personality, overall appearance and communication skills.

“The purpose of the Miss Leesburg Scholarship Program is to select local girls to represent our hometown,” says Linda. “We wish to instill in each girl an appreciation of her own special qualities and abilities, which we lead to increased self-confidence.”

The city of Leesburg, the Leesburg Area Chamber of Commerce and the Lake County School Board also acknowledge the Miss Leesburg Scholarship Program as a vital part of continuing education.

Applications are available online at The entry deadline is Sept. 20.

For more information, call Linda at 352-326-4217.