Stacey performs with the
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magine the perfect high ing," Stacey says, "or like who has Symphony Civic Orchestra, the
school senior girl. She would the prettiest dress." The judging Girls Ensemble, and the Village
be intelligent, physically fit, criteria are scholastic achievement, Singers.
Stacey sings first soprano and
poised, uniquely talented, physical fitness, poise and appear-
and of course an all-around ance, creative and performing arts, plays the violin. "I love playing vio-
nice young lady. The national and, most importantly, a judge's lin," she says, and it's always
something I've had to work really
Junior Miss competition annually interview.
looks for that model high school
Stacey is a good student who hard at. I'm just starting to work
senior, and Stacey Gail Heisler of gets As and Bs at Livonia's Steven- hard at voice and appreciate it."
Stacey plans on majoring in
Livonia comes pretty close.
son High School, carrying a 3.4
Stacey is Livonia's Junior Miss grade point average. English is her musical performance at U-M. At
for 1987. She was also a finalist in favorite academic subject and she the Junior Miss competition, Stacey
the recent state competition. She loves reading science-fiction. She sang If You Really Knew Me. She
became involved in Junior Miss describes herself as "not very won the talent competition at the
after talking to friends who were mathematical." Stacey feels her city level.
It was the end of September
previous competitors. They said "grades are good but they're not
Junior Miss was a lot of fun and good enough where I can write in when Stacey attended the Junior
awarded excellent scholarships. and say I'd like a Merit Schol- Miss orientation meeting. The deci-
Stacey feels the scholarships are arship." She, therefore, appreciated sion to participate in the Livonia
one of the best aspects of Junior the $1,600 in scholarship money Junior Miss Scholarship Program
Miss, "giving the girls that are she won in the Junior Miss compe- drastically changed her senior year.
good in other areas in addition to tition. She plans to use the schol- For two months, three hours every
academics a chance to get the arship at the University of. Michi- Monday evening were spent prepar-
ing for the program. Two routines
'scholarships." But the bottom line gan's school of music.
English may be Stacey's favo- had to be mastered. The poise and
for Stacey was, "I really like per-
rite academic subject, but music is appearance routine was designed to
Junior Miss does not like to be her true love. Half of her senior see "how graceful you move and
considered a "beauty pageant." In year high school classes are musi- how you carry yourself." The par-
fact, the organization works very cal: choir, orchestra, and indepen- . ticipants had to wear gowns and
hard at creating an all-around, dent study (better known as prac- heels, and "perform ballroom dance
all-American image rather than tice time). Her extra-curricular type moves," The second routine
that of a beauty queen. "You're musical activities include the Met- was even more demanding, espe-
never judged on what you're wear- ropolitan Youth Symphony, Detroit Continued on next page
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