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Six Compete For Miss Riverbank Title
Six young women, all from Riverbank High School, will compete for the Miss Riverbank title, a college scholarship and the right to preside over civic ceremonies for the next year.

The contestants are Kacie Alpers, Kristy Cappell, Mytee Castillo, Ashley Edwards, Kelly Erazo and Stesha Orr.

The Miss Riverbank pageant is slated for April 11 at 6 p.m. at the Community Center when the winner will be awarded a $1,000 college scholarship and the runner up $500 for educational purposes.

The girls are now engaged in workshops learning to give a short speech and take part in a talent contest at the pageant. Following instruction in speech writing on March 12, they toured the City Museum on March 19 and attended a second speech workshop on March 31. The pageant's theme is "Then and Now" contrasting the history of the city with the revival of the downtown now under way.

At an etiquette workshop on April 1, they met the judges and were interviewed at the Del Rio Country Club and will next attend fashion workshops on April 7, 8 and 9.

Riverbank Business Association is sponsoring the pageant and association member Monica Mercado and RHS teacher and drama coach Stacy Blevins are the chairpersons.

The girls were asked to list their interests, activities, accomplishments and post high school plans.

Alpers is in the RHS drama club - she played the lead in a recent production of Alice in Wonderland - is captain of the cheerleading team, does jazz and tap dancing and likes to snow ski. At school she maintains a 4.0 grade point average and plans to attend the University of California at Stanislaus (Stan State) to major in business. Outside school, she works as a sales associate at Eurotan in Modesto.

Cappell is also a member of the drama club but concentrates on the directing and stage management side.