5 groups to stage first Miss Asia of Michigan scholarship pageant

Posted on March 11, 2017   // 0 Comments  

5 groups to stage first Miss Asia of Michigan scholarship pageant

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Five Asian organizations will jointly stage the first Miss Asia of Michigan Scholarship Pageant at 2 p.m. on July 1, 2017 at the Van Dyke Community Auditorium in Warren.

The five organizations undertaking the project are the United States Pinoys 4 Good Governance  (USP4GG), the North American Chinese Coalition (NACC), the Midwest Buddhist Meditation Center (MBMC), the Vietnamese American Association of Michigan (VAAM) and the Asian Community Outreach (ACO).

The Miss Asia of Michigan Scholarship Pageant is designed to provide opportunities for young Asian women to showcase their talent and skills in various categories. The winners will receive awards such as Best in Ethnic Attire, Best Talent, Best in Gown, Best in Sports Attire, People’s Choice, Miss Congeniality and Miss Social Media.

The finalists in the competition will be awarded a variety of prizes, including the grand prize of $1,000.

The overall committee in charge of the event is inviting organizations to become sponsors of the state-wide event.

Sponsorships are classified as follows: Gold Event Sponsor, $500; Silver Event Sponsor, $300; and Bronze Event Sponsor, $200.

To qualify for the competition, a candidate must be an Asian Pacific Islander American, between 17 and 24 years old and permanent resident of Michigan.

For more information about the pageant, interested parties or individuals are asked to call any one of the following: Lisa Gray, tel. 248-982-8628; Brenda Sanagustin, 586-292-8151; Marie Huynh, 586-484-2989; Lawan Chandruang, 248- 250-1270; Resty Teodoro, 586-303-5054; Connie Dang, 616-481-7279 ); and this writer, 586-713-8261.

The Miss Asia of Michigan Scholarship Pageant is registered as a “Service Mark” with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, State of Michigan.


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Willie is a teacher at the Detroit Public School. A very popular and influential leader in the Filipino-American community in Michigan, Dechavez is the incumbent Michigan state chairperson of the National Federation of Filipino-American Associations (NaFFAA) and public relations officer of both the Filipino-American Community Council (FILAMCCO) and the Philippine American Community Center (PACCM). A native of Sorsogon, Philippines, he is also vice president of the Bicol Association of Michigan. He is recipient of numerous awards.