Rose Wong currently holds Miss Teen Michigan International title
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., July 31, 2014– Detroit Country Day School (DCDS), an independent, non-denominational, college preparatory school, announced today that Rose Wong, an incoming junior at DCDS, will compete and represent Michigan in the upcoming Miss Teen International pageant competition, as she currently holds the Miss Teen Michigan International title. This year’s competition will be held on July 31 and August 2 at the Times-Union Center for Performing Arts in Jacksonville, Florida. DCDS Headmaster Glen Shilling made the announcement.
Miss Teen International was developed to promote today’s teens and their accomplishments. The pageant showcases teens from all 50 states and 22 different countries, giving the contestants an opportunity to learn about customs and family life in other nations. Along with showcasing the international community, Miss Teen International helps support American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Alliance, which brings awareness to women’s risk of heart disease. The competition is scored on a variety of categories, including a five-minute personal interview, fitness and health, evening gowns and fun fashion wear.
At DCDS, Wong is a member of the school’s forensics team and is active in theatre, which has helped her prepare for the competition. Wong is also involved with the American Heart Association, the Teaching Garden for Mayberry Elementary School in Detroit, and other national nonprofits including Go Effect, which aims to fight childhood illiteracy.
“We are very proud of Rose for her accomplishments in representing DCDS on the international stage and for her commitment to the American Heart Association and other nonprofit organizations,” said Shilling. “Her recognition as Miss Teen Michigan International is well-deserved, and we are confident that she will be extremely successful in competition.”
Detroit Country Day School offers students from preschool through high school an exemplary education rooted in academic vigor and a commitment to the full development of each student’s potential. The school is an independent, coeducational, non-denominational, college preparatory school nationally recognized for excellence in academics, athletics and the fine and performing arts. Founded in 1914 by F. Alden Shaw, Detroit Country Day School today enrolls more than 1,500 students on four campuses located in Beverly Hills and Bloomfield Township, Michigan. For additional information, please visit www.dcds.edu.