The Four Nakusp youths in the running to be chosen as 2018 Ambassadors will be hosting a tea on May 9 at the Nakusp Arena auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. and there will be an admission charged
Candidates are all 15-year-old Grade 10 Nakusp Secondary School students. Although the program is not gender-based, all of this year’s contestants are all female. Each candidate is sponsored by a club or business, which benefits from the exposure provided to them.
The four candidates are Mary Harzan, Alysa Mighton, Kimberly Roberts and Makayla Teindl.
Winners will be chosen in a pageant to be held June 23 at the Arena Auditorium. A panel of out-of-town judges will interview each candidate and then sit front-row for the scoring. To keep things honest, an auditor keeps track of the score sheets.
Organizer Jackie Doyle explained, “The young ladies are judged on their choice of gown, fashion wear, speech and impromptu question.”
First and second ambassador will be chosen and go on to represent the community in the Canada Day parade and other local events.
The competition is an updated version of what used to be known as a ‘beauty contest.’