A senior from Castro Valley High School is competing in a local Chinese pageant for the title of Miss Sing Tao, which includes a $3,000 scholarship — along with other titles and scholarships such as Miss Photogenic, Miss Talent and Miss People’s Choice.
Kelly Chan wants to represent Castro Valley, but she needs the community’s help! Help Chan by voting for her on the online poll. She is listed first as ‘3. Kelly Chan’. The votes will count towards the Miss People’s Choice title and scholarship, and five percent of the overall score for the Miss Sing Tao title and scholarship. Voting ends on Dec. 18 at noon.
The Miss Sing Tao Pageant will be held on Dec. 21 at Cache Creek Casino’s Club 88, located in Brooks, at 4 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the pageant for 20 dollars. If a Cache Club card is opened, the ticket will be free. This event is for 21 and up. English, Cantonese and Mandarin will be spoken at the pageant.
Sing Tao, the largest Chinese media outlet in North America and one of the most widely read Chinese newspapers in the world, established the Miss Sing Tao Pageant in 2003.
After becoming Miss March, she has been volunteering with Sing Tao at promotional activities in the Chinese American community. Chan has met many influential people, such a San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. So far, Chan has had a positive volunteer experience.
“I’ve done things I never thought I would do,” said Chan.
Aside from volunteering with Sing Tao, Chan is also the captain of the CVHS badminton team and head drum major for the marching band. She also serves as the California-Nevada-Hawaii District News Editor for Key Club International.