A.C. Moore student in national pageant

Published 9:26 am Monday, April 11, 2011

Jayla Moore, a student at A.C. Moore Elementary School, has been selected to participate in the National America Miss Pageant to choose the representative from Alabama.

The pageant will take place June 23-25 at the Renaissance Hotel in Montgomery.

The girl who is chosen there will receive a 1,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses and air transportation to compete in the National Pageant in California, where she will receive a complimentary tour of Hollywood and two VIP tickets to Disneyland.

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Jayla is the daughter of Cassandra Moore and Jamel Moore of Atmore.

Cassandra Moore said this experience has been very interesting.

“Jayla filled out an application at the mall for what she believed to be modeling,” Moore said. “She got a call and had to go to Montgomery for an interview. Her interview material was submitted to the headquarters and she was chosen to compete. She has to get sponsors to pay the expenses and so far Deliverance Ministry has agreed to be one of her sponsors. She still needs more sponsors and she will be out soon to try to get them. One good thing is that the sponsors get free advertisement as a result of being a sponsor for her.”

Jayla Moore will participate in the Pre-teen section of the pageant and as such will not be allowed to wear makeup or wear a swimsuit. Her mother said she is very excited. She loves to dance and sing and will present a talent at the pageant.

The National America Miss Pageant is dedicated to celebrating future leaders and equipping them with life-long skills. Each year, the pageant nationally awards $1.5 million in cash, scholarships and other prizes, which includes a new Ford Mustang convertible.

If anyone would like to become a sponsor, call Cassandra Moore at 251-359-7177.