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Miss Teen of Minnesota Scholarship and Recognition Pageant

Kristie Slindee, daughter of Phil and Kari Slindee of Blackduck, will be among the candidates competing for the title of Miss Teen of Minnesota at the state pageant, which will be held July 22-24 in St. Cloud. 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 title of Miss Teen of America and vie for additional scholarships, awards and prizes.

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

National pageant founder Warren Alexander, stated: "This pageant truly represents the young women of the 21st Century. Sixty percent of the scoring involves written resumes and testing, with the strongest single category being the interview with the judges."

The state pageant finals will be held at 2 p.m. July 24 in Atwood Center on the St. Cloud State University Campus. The event is open to the general public, and tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Special Guests will include the current reigning Miss Teen of Minnesota, Casey Boerner of Watertown. Slindee will be sponsored in the pageant by Slindee Wild Rice.