The Pageant is open to young ladies who exhibit exceptional character and are Riverside County residents with at least a 3.0 GPA. All applicants must also be at least 17 years of age by the day of the Pageant, November 23, 2013, and have not reached the age of 22 by the Fair’s opening day, February 14, 2014. Queen Scheherazade and her Court will reign over the 2014 Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival, February 14-23, 2014, act as the goodwill ambassadors for this event and make many promotional appearances.
The Queen and Court will benefit from experiences with public speaking and media relations. Queen Scheherazade will be awarded a scholarship in the amount of $3,500 and Princesses Dunyazade and Jasmine will each be awarded $3,000. Applications for the Queen Scheherazade Scholarship Pageant will be accepted until October 9, 2013 at 4:00 pm. For more information about the Pageant, its rules, or for an application, please call 951.955.4896.
The first time a Lake Elsinore resident held the Queen Scheherazade title was 1974 when Debra Morris claimed the crown. Subsequent Lake Elsinore winners included 1978's Shelli Hayes and 1988's Crystal Starr Brown. There are no Wildomar winners in the historical list.
For 2013, Temescal Canyon High School student Lina El-Mahmoud was a first runner-up and received the Princess Dunyazade crown along with a $3,000 scholarship. (See Lina in the attached photo.)
Click here to read more about how the title came to be named Queen Scheherazade. --Contributed content.