May 25, 2012

Kindergartner to compete in first pageant!!

Kindergartner excited to compete in her first pageant

Kacey Sterkowitz, 5, will participate in the National American Miss Pageant from June 14 to 16 in Indianapolis.
The daughter of Keith and Kelly Sterkowitz, of Cedar Lake, she will compete in the 4- to 6-year-old Princess division.

“This is Kacey’s first pageant and she’s very excited,” Kelly Sterkowitz said.
“I like that they have a no makeup rule for kids 12 and under. They have appropriate dresses, and focus on their interviews, interests, hobbies and the future,” she added.
The pageant centers on poise and how contestants interact, and Kacey will be able to advocate for causes if she wins. She has decided that she wants to help stop the bullying of children with autism.
“Her brother KJ has autism,” Kelly explained.
“I think if she has a good time and handles it well, we’ll try again next year. I like what the pageant stands for. They make it a whole weekend, and older girls take younger girls under their wings,” Kelly said.

“As a mom, I’m excited and nervous for her. I believe it will boost her confidence and help her blossom. I’ll probably cry a little bit,” she added.
Sterkowitz is a kindergartener at Douglas MacArthur Elementary School in Cedar Lake, and has had perfect attendance all year. She plans to become a teacher or therapist.
She enjoys playing soccer at the Southlake YMCA, and studies karate at Homann Karate School, both in Crown Point
Sterkowitz is a member of St. Mary Church in Crown Point. She enjoys doing cheerleading jumps and playing with friends.

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