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Senior Represents Native Country to Win Pageant
Congratulations to Piedmont senior Evelyn Salazar for being crowned La Chica Carolina in Charlotte, NC on May 16, 2014. Salazar was one of 10 finalists selected to compete in the competition as she represented Oaxaca, Mexico. Upon graduation, Salazar will pursue a career in cosmetology.
Salazar was born in Los Angeles, California and fostered her interest in public performing when she attended Walter Bickett Science and Arts Academy. This grew to a passion for pageants as Salazar is also Miss North Carolina Teen Queen. The competition for La Chica Carolina involved visiting two radio stations, 106.1 and 102.3, where each contestant had to appear live on the radio. Following online voting, she was named a finalist for the actual competition. According to Salazar, “I am very happy. I was nervous. I did not imagine myself winning on stage when they called my name!”
Salazar carries out the Piedmont motto of being a part of something bigger than yourself. As part of her role as pageant queen, she will attend several festivals and also provide community service where she is raising money for “Metrolina Association for the Blind.” The MAB is a private North Carolina non-profit agency that has provided services to blind and visually impaired people. Their mission involves providing support services such as an aids and appliances store, transportation, and individual counseling.
The city Salazar represented was Oaxaca (pronounced wa-hah-kah), a city located about 300 miles south of Mexico City. Oaxaca has a strong sense of history and visitors can enjoy fiestas, food, handicrafts, and markets. Salazar was proud to represent her native Mexico in the competition and would like to thank her family and friends for encouraging her to participate in this pageant and for believing in her!
Written by: Donna Helms, Web Editor
Posted: May 21, 2014 by Donna Helms