Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Program Introductions

Hey everyone- Please send your program introductions to Donna at donnymi@yahoo.com
or if you hare having problems you can contact Donna Millard, the phone number is in your binder.


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Be Informed - Keeping Up With Current Events

Thanks to Cindy Kern for sharing her knowledge about current events with us. To keep up to date with what is going on, Cindy recommended checking these sites daily to get a balanced understanding of current news:


Cindy recommended that all contestants become knowledgeable about currents events, making sure to know both sides of the issue and be able to respectfully address questions from either side. She specifically recommended learning about the following:

  • The current war, specifically learning the meanings of word such as fatwa, jihad, and Sharia Law. 
  • Health care reform
  • Basic government structure and branches of government, and understanding how laws are passed
  • Midterm elections 2010 and their effect
  • Supreme Court current cases, who serves as judges and Chief Justice, what their role is, and the debate between judicial activism and restraint, 
  • Issues of Federalism - the separation of powers between state and federal 

Here's to becoming informed citizens!

March 11 Workshop | Guest Speaker Cindy Kern

We're excited to have Chelsey's mom speak to us tonight about staying up on current events. This will be great information to prepare you for your interviews! See you tonight at 6:45!

Cindy F. Kern was born in California and raised in Colorado. She has been the Media Director for American Heritage since 1990 and has taught the class several times. She currently teaches the Current Events/Freshman Seminar class for the Political Science department. She graduated with a B.S. in political science and received her Master's Degree in political science in 1987 with an emphasis on constitutional law and the necessity of public and private virtue in maintaining a republic. She is married to the wonderful Robert A. Kern and they are the proud parents of six children. She loves politics, reading, movies, biking, traveling, and is an AVID fan of the Utah Jazz, Denver Broncos, and BYU football and basketball.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Tips for Exercise

I'm posting some ways for you to get in shape for the Pageant.


Make sure you are getting 8 hours of rest

Drinking water:

-How Much Water Do You Need?
Your body weight is more than 50% water. Without water, you couldn't’t maintain a normal body temperature, lubricate your joints, or get rid of waste through urination, sweat, and bowel movements.

Not getting enough water can lead to dehydration, which can cause muscle weakness and cramping, a lack of coordination, and an increased risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. In fact, water is so important that a person couldn't’t last more than five days without it.

So how much water do you need? Enough to replace what you lose daily through urination, sweating, even exhaling. And your need for replacing water increases:

In warm or hot weather
With vigorous physical activity, such as exercise or working in the yard
During bouts of illness, especially if you are vomiting or have diarrhea
You often hear that you need to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day. In 2004, the Institute of Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board recommended that women actually need 91 ounces of water daily, and men need 125 ounces.

The good news is if you’re healthy, you don’t really need to keep track of how much you drink. You can get enough water each day by drinking when you’re thirsty and consuming fluids like soup and drinks, with your meals. Just keep in mind that if you’re going to do something strenuous, like playing sports or running, you’ll need extra water before, during, and after.



Here are some links to help you get toned:

Flat Abs Slideshow: 9 Tips for Flat Abs




Hope this information helps you all in getting ready for the Pageant.

See you next week.

Miss Orem 2010 Contestants

Miss Orem 2010 Contestants with Chelsey Ingersol, Miss Orem 2009.

Contestants names (not in order of this photo)
Heather Magill, Andrea Smith, Ariel Abegg, Haley Felton, Laura Steggell, Kaley Freeze, Diana Dean, Alyson Sabin, Tianna Horito, Christy Keller (missing), Gentry Gustin, Victoryia Duckworth, Rachel Smith, Megan Payne, Ishanelle Taboada, Bridget Kres (missing), Asheligh ickerson, Crystal Pawlak, and Tisha Bench.

Say Cheese! Program Photos on Sat 3/27

Don't forget we're having our program photos on Saturday, March 27th at Timpanogos Park (up Provo Canyon). Photos start at 10am; make sure you are ready to go for the time slots that you signed up for last night. The cost is $25, and can be paid in cash or in check, payable to Heather Price. These will be the head shots for the program, so come ready to be photographed!

Thanks to Heather Price, our photographer for the day!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

March 4 Workshop

Just a reminder that we are back on our regular schedule tonight at 7pm!
Also, make sure you check out the interview forum on the blog for interview questions you can be preparing answers for. See you all tonight!