Pageant seeks young women of Irish descent | News for Fenton, Linden, Holly MI
Applications are accepted for the Miss Hibernia 2022 pageant and scholarships of $ 3,000 will be awarded to the winners.
The competition will select Miss Hibernia and her court to join the Grand Marshal in organizing the official St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Flint on March 17. The Miss Hibernia pageant is sponsored by the Grand Marshals of Flint’s official St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
The competition is a two-step process with applicants first going through a screening interview on February 5 at Brickstreet in Grand Blanc, and then preparing and submitting an essay for the competition on February 8. The competition will take place at 4 p.m. at the Dom Polski Hall on Linden Road near Flushing
Immediately after the contest, the new Miss Hibernia and her court will be announced and presented at the Pre-St. 6 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day which is a fundraiser for the Miss Hibernia College Scholarships and other activities promoting Irish culture and Christian charity throughout the year.
The chosen Miss Hibernia will receive a $ 1,500 cash scholarship, the first runner-up will receive a $ 1,000 cash scholarship and the runner-up will receive a $ 500 cash scholarship.
Along with the Grand Marshal, Miss Hibernia and her court will preside over various St. Patrick’s Day events, including the annual Catholic Mass and celebrations at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in downtown Flint.
The competition is open to any young woman of Genesee County of Irish descent between the ages of 16 and 22 and currently enrolled in a college or high school in Genesee County. Applicants are judged on a written essay, a panel interview, poise, appearance and a prepared speech. The deadline to apply is January 31st and the application and more details can be