Radium Middle Magnet School hosts pageant fundraiser

A Dougherty County middle schools pageant will promote fine arts

ALBANY — Fourteen young ladies at Radium Springs Middle Magnet School will compete Thursday in the Miss Radium Springs Pageant at the school’s auditorium.

The event, in its fourth year, has been established as a fundraiser to help further Radium Middle’s mission as a fine arts magnet school.

“It gives our students another performance venue that allows them to demonstrate their fine arts skills in areas such as dance, singing and instrument playing,” Radium Director of Bands Scott Kroll said. “This in turn allows contestants to be given constructive feedback on ways to improve their performance both during the rehearsal process and then from the judges during the event itself.

“(The pageant) also promotes our mission by being a vehicle for community outreach, awareness and involvement. … Several area businesses have provided products used in the pageant, and our panel of judges (is made up of) residents involved with the fine arts … in the Dougherty County metropolitan area.”

The pageant contestants will all be featured in an opening dance routine, and they will then compete in the areas of casual wear, talent, evening wear, and a question-answer session.

Tickets for the pageant, which is set to start at 6 p.m., are $8 for adults and $4 for children. They may be purchased in advance at the school or at the event. For additional information, contact Radium Middle at (229) 431-3346.

Proceeds from the event will go toward activities hosted by Radium Middle’s Fine Arts Department throughout the school year. Some of those activities include the school’s annual spring musical, its Blue Harmony Traveling Showcase (which performs at various elementary schools and community events) and other concerts.