This week, just minutes away in Fresno, two COS ladies are competing
for the 2014 Miss California crown: Miss Central Valley Blaire Bostwick (left)
and Miss Tulare County Tara Broderick (right). The Miss California winner will
move on to the Miss America competition—and lest we novices find ourselves
confused, this is separate from the Miss California USA pageant, which feeds
the Miss USA competition.
Giants volleyball fans may recognize Broderick from the 2013
COS team; the freshman held the defensive specialist position under head coach
Pete Rasmussen. Alas, Broderick will not be showing off her net skills as her
talent, instead she will perform ballet. Her platform is one of anti-bullying,
for which she authored a children’s book.
Bostwick is promoting A
Heart for Service, an organization she founded to network Central Valley
volunteers with non-profits needing their help. She will sing as her talent.
Both ladies say they have grown in confidence through
participation in the Miss California organization.
Starting tonight, Broderick and Bostwick join five other San Joaquin Valley
women in the competition, which is being
held at the Saroyan Theatre. A total of 52 contestants must demonstrate skills
in education, leadership, service, and talent through Saturday night’s conclusion.
Good luck lady Giants!
Photos courtesy of Miss California organization Pinterest.