Rachael Nemic of Rockford was recently selected to participate in Nationals’ 2010 Miss Pre-Teen Grand Rapids/Lansing pageant competition that will take place on May 15, 2010. Rachael learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition as Nationals, Inc. announced their selections on Monday afternoon. Rachael submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by Anna Klejnowski, this year’s Grand Rapids/Lansing Pageant Coordinator. Rachael will be competing for her share of thousands of dollars in prizes and specialty gifts that will be distributed to contestants. Rachael will be competing in the Miss Pre-Teen division, one of four divisions that will have young ladies between the ages of 7 and 19 competing in modeling routines which include casual wear and formal wear. Most important, Rachael will display her personality and interviewing skills while interviewing with this year’s Grand Rapids/Lansing judging panel. Personality is the number one aspect that each contestant is judged on during all phases of competition. If Rachael were to win the title of Miss Pre-Teen Grand Rapids/Lansing, she would represent Grand Rapids/Lansing and the surrounding communities at the Cities Of America National Competition that will take place in Orlando, Florida. Over $60,000 in prizes and awards will be presented at the National Competition while each winner enjoys this expense paid trip of five nights and six days in Orlando, Florida. There is no cost to Rachael for participating in the pageant competition. Community businesses, organizations, and private individuals will assist Rachael in participating in this year’s competition by becoming an official sponsor to her. Through sponsorship, each contestant receives all the necessary training, rehearsals, and financial support which will allow Rachael to become a very confident and well-prepared contestant in this year’s Grand Rapids/Lansing Pageant. Any business, organization, or private individual who may be interested in becoming a sponsor to Rachael may contact her pageant coordinator, Anna Klejnowski at 1-800-569-2487.