Last night Leah Ciccone was named Miss Greater Waterbury's Outstanding Teen 2013 at the scholarship pageant held at Rotella Magnet School in Waterbury. Ms. Ciccone lives in Wolcott and attends Wolcott High School. During the pageant, she took first place in the talent competition.
I met Ms. Ciccone during auditions for 'How to Succeed in Business (Without Really Trying)' at Seven Angels. She is a lovely young lady, inside and out, and I am so pleased to see that she took home this title.
Ashley Membrino was named Miss Greater Waterbury. Ms. Membrino performed a tap dance for the talent competition and her platform issue was HIV/AIDS.
The Miss Connecticut Scholarship Corporation is a non-profit organization that awards scholarships to outstanding young women to help advance them academically and professionally. Participants have gone on to achieve major success in diverse fields including medicine, law, business, broadcast journalism, theater, politics, literature and more.
The Miss Connecticut Pageant is an official preliminary of the Miss America Pageant, the nation's leading achievement program and the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women.
Participation in this program provides young women with the opportunity to promote a platforms of community service, share their talents, intelligence, and positive values while serving as role models in their communities, all with the support of dedicated volunteers assisting them in their pursuit of academic excellence, service and lifelong success.