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Miss Weddington High School 2010-2011 Carousel Princess
Weddington High School is proud to congratulate Senior Melissa Sackowitz for being selected as the Miss Weddington High School 2010-2011 Carousel Princess. In addition to being Weddington High School's Princess, Melissa was crowned the Miss Union County Carousel Princess on November 4. Melissa competed against the Carousel Princesses from each of Union Countyâ€™s public high schools for this honor.
Melissa won a $4,000 scholarship to the college of her choice. At this time, Melissa plans on attending Virginia Tech where she will major in Biology, hoping to ultimately become an Optometrist. She is an active student at Weddington High School and is a member of the National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, DECA, Key Club, BETA Club, and serves as Captain of the Varsity Women's Tennis Team.
As Miss Union County Carousel Princess, Melissa will have the honor of leading the Annual Union County Christmas Parade on Sunday, November 21 in Monroe. Set in historic Downtown Monroe, the parade is sponsored by the Enquirer Journal and is a long-held holiday tradition that people of all ages enjoy. The parade will have participants from businesses, schools, churches and clubs that bring marching bands, singing groups, decorated floats, horses and dance groups. Each year thousands of spectators from Union County as well as other surrounding counties crowd the downtown streets to watch this event.
The parade is the largest fund-raising event of Union Smart Start, a non-profit organization dedicated to giving each child in Union County an opportunity for a brighter future. The Union County Christmas Parade continues its tradition as Union County's most popular holiday tradition, and Weddington High School is proud to be able to lead this event.
Written by: Katie Frazier, Senior
Posted: Nov 08, 2010 by Cheryl Edwards