14th Miss Pacific Islander of San Diego Scholarship Pageant

14th Miss Pacific Islander of San Diego Scholarship Pageant
Talofa and Hello family and friends! My name is Lilly Glenister and I am very grateful, honored and proud to be representing the people and culture of Samoa as a candidate for your 2017 Miss Pacific Islander of San Diego (Miss PIFA). I am inviting all of my family and friends to the exciting pageant main event on Saturday, June 24. Tickets for the pageant are only for pre-sale and all of the proceeds go directly to my Miss Charity fundraising efforts for the pageant and PIFA's scholarship fund. Portions of the proceeds also go to the special capstone project that the 2017-2018 Miss PIFA court will be working on to benefit the Pacific Islander community. To my family and friends far away, please consider purchasing a ticket as a donation to the scholarship program. About the Miss PIFA program: The Miss Pacific Islander of San Diego Scholarship Pageant is a scholarship program offered by the Pacific Islander Festival Association (PIFA). The Miss PIFA pageant was created to provide unique opportunities for young Pacific Island women like myself to win scholarship awards, create a system of competition which will enhance career opportunities and produce role models representing positive values while also promoting knowledge and awareness of Pacific Island cultures. I send my most sincere thanks to the PIFA Board of Directors for allowing me this amazing and once in a lifetime opportunity to become a potential role model to other Samoan and Pacific Islander youth who are looking to pursue higher education. A little about me: I am a junior at San Diego State University, double majoring in journalism and political science with a 3.96 GPA. I currently work as a student worker in the victim assistance program at the San Diego County District Attorney's Office and also was just hired as the managing editor at SDSU's independent student news source, The Daily Aztec, for the 2017-2018 school year. I will be graduating from SDSU in May 2018 and after I receive my degrees, I plan on attending law school. The most exciting aspect for me about competing in the Miss PIFA pageant is the opportunity to be a future resource for other Pacific Islander youth who are interested in higher education and graduate school. I can't wait to see where this process leads me and I am beyond thankful to embark on this exciting journey alongside my fellow pageant contestants and Pacific Islander young women, Melina Babauta and Alana Godoy.  Fa'afetai Tele Lava, Lilly

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