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April 2015

Hi everyone! :) there are 3 months until the National American Miss California Teen pageant in southern California! I’ve been busy practicing my personal introduction and walking around the house in my formal wear heels. My pageant gown is hanging in my bedroom and I can already see myself wearing it on stage, along with my new interview dress and surprisingly comfortable heels I found :)

I’d like to once again thank my AMAZING sponsors!! I’m so lucky to have people in my life that support my goals and dreams and help me achieve them. I can never thank all of you enough, and I’m looking forward to giving my all pageant weekend, and in the short time leading up to it. :) <3 I am still raising money and welcoming new sponsors, as well as planning one final garage sale to cover hotel costs and any unexpected costs that may come up. The garage sale is going to be in late May, and I’m hoping for it to be as successful as the last :)

In other news, there are less than 30 school days until I graduate high school!! It seems unreal and before we know it, I’ll be heading off to college. I’m currently wait listed at my top school, Cal Poly Pomona, and was accepted at Chico State University  last winter. The deadline to commit to a school is coming up soon, so unless I hear back from Cal Poly, imageI’ll be accepting the offer from Chico State to become a wildcat :)

 

Senior year has been fun so far and I’ll definitely miss iet once it’s over. My senior class just completed our “cardboard boat project”, in which groups have to build a functioning, water proof boat completely made out of cardboard, duct tape, and a few other approved items. It went well, but the primary goal is to have fun, so the project’s success or failure will not affect our grades :) Our grades are solely based off our senior projects. My group is working on a 2-in-1 fertilization and sprinkler system- I’m in charge of marketing and PR.

Oh! Another wonderful part of senior year: PROM! I had the best night with a group of friends at the Villa Chanticleer, and there’s nothing I would change about it :) The venue, my friends, the dress, the music, everything was perfect! I went with my best friend and we had a blast. At the end of the night, my group of 11 friends and I went to Sharis for dessert, and at the end of our meal, we were told that someone anonymously paid for our groups entire tab!! It was so special for all of us and definitely made for an unforgettable ending to the perfect night!

Thank you all so much for your support, I’ll keep you updated on my journey to becoming your next Miss California Teen!

Love, Alia

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My life during senior year

Alia SalomonThank you so much to everyone who’s supported me on my journey so far! :) The pageant is getting closer and closer, and I’m so excited! I am still looking for some more sponsors due to traveling expenses and additional fees, but I am so blessed to have amazing people in my life to help me. :)

Things are moving really fast and I’ve been busy, not only with the pageant but also with school! I applied to 4 colleges in California, and I was accepted into Chico state already! I’m primarily waiting on Cal Poly Pomona, because they have a 4 year veterinary technologist program that would allow me to have more hands on experience working with animals than any other school! I should know which school I will be attending by this April.

I’m also excited to announce that I got my ears re-pierced!! :) I’ve had them pierced twice in the past, but the holes wouldn’t heal and I had allergic reactions. It’s been 4 years since the last time, and a few days ago I decided to try again! :) I went to Matchless Tatoo in Sebastopol and had a great experience! He used Titanium posts and so far I haven’t had any complications, so I’m hoping they will heal perfectly.

In other news, my school recently had its annual “CAPA night” where teachers and staff reenact an engineering failure, for which we will have to determine the root cause. The failure of the Columbia space shuttle reenactment was from 6pm until 10pm, and our executive summary determining how the problem could have been prevented and the cause, was due the next morning. It was a very long night with friends full of soda and phone chargers! haha

Another major endeavor going on this year is our Senior Project. At my school, in small groups we create a mock company, invent a product, and build a business around it including business plan, research and development, marketing and PR, financial plan, and production. The company my group created is working on a cool watering system for lawns. My job is marketing and PR. This is a year long project that teaches us all about running a company.

I will continue to keep you updated on my life and progress towards becoming your next Miss California Teen! Thank you for your interest and support!