Molly Agnes, daughter of Vic Agnes of Payson, has been selected as a finalist in the Pre-Teen Arizona Scholarship and Recognition Program, which will be held Aug. 18, 19, and 20 at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix.
Pre-Teen Arizona is a by-invitation only scholarship and recognition event for girls who are 7 to 12 years of age. Competition is based on the contestants' school academic records, awards and honors and participation in outside activities.
State finalists are evaluated on academic achievement; volunteer service to church and community; school honors and activities; development of personal skill and abilities; general knowledgeability; communicative ability and on-stage acknowledgment of accomplishments.
Pre-teen Arizona will award more than $5,000 in education bonds, prizes and awards.
Agnes and her family thank the following sponsors for helping her attend the event: Melissa Van Landingham, Payson Feed and Pet Supply, Payson Rodeo Committee, Ned Schall, Joanne Bessler and El Rancho Restaurant.