SEMINOLE – Kaydee M. Skrzypkowiak, 14, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Skrzypkowiak of Seminole, qualified as a state finalist in the annual Miss Florida American Junior Teen Pageant, which will take place on the Labor Day Weekend at the Hilton Resort at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista.
Outstanding young ladies throughout Florida who have been selected as state finalists will be competing for thousands of dollars in cash scholarships, prizes, awards, the state title and a chance to represent Florida at the national pageant.
American Coed Pageants Inc., a Florida corporation, has recognized thousands of outstanding girls and young women nationwide through its national awards program. The program seeks to reward young women for their outstanding achievements in academics, talent, public speaking, volunteer service and modeling. Celebrating another exciting year, American Coed Pageants has grown from one age division for teenagers in 1983 to six age divisions for outstanding girls ages 3 to 21.
Emphasis is placed on the importance of physical fitness, mental alertness, self-confidence, achievement in school and service to the community and church. The program encourages girls to set high goals for the future. The theme of the national program is “Youth, Pride of the Present ... Hope of the Future.”
Skrzypkowiak is sponsored by her mom, dad, brother, grandparents, aunts, uncles and many friends. Her activities include singing, acting, modeling, Girl Scouting, volunteer work after school and weekends, working out and studying for all of her honors classes in high school. She especially enjoys volunteering at the Pinellas Association of Retarded Children (PARK). She assists them in arts and crafts, as well as in the beauty salon.