Young takes talent crown
Biz Young, 11, Eudora, competed in the National Our Diamond Miss pageant at Quartz Mountain Resort in Lone Wolfe, Okla., from July 22 to 26 and won the Our Diamond Miss Young Miss Talent contest.
The recognition follows her June victories at the Miss Kansas Organization Searching for a Star Competition and the Kansas ODM Grand Talent award.
Madame Hatter's Tea Room in downtown Eudora sponsored Young for the state and national ODM competitions. She performs at the local tea room for special occasions.
In addition, the EudoraFest committee and ODM have tentatively agreed to host a regional ODM pageant in conjunction with the traditional Little Miss Eudora pageant Oct. 7. The Little Miss Eudora portion will be open only to Eudora residents. The ODM regional will be open to any Kansas girl.
Biz will perform during the pageant at 9:30 a.m. on the main stage as guest talent.
She belongs to the Kansas Dyslexic Artists Association. She promotes performing and fine arts events for children with learning disabilities. She is dyslexic and attributes her success in school to her singing and acting training.
Biz attends the Culture House Performing Arts Center in Olathe. She is a member of the Standing Room Only touring acting group of TCH. She recently attended Jedi Training/Stage Combat Camp with TCH in La Cygne. She was also a principal lead in "Narnia," "When the Last Leaf Falls," "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" and "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."
For more information about the Our Diamond Miss competition, visit the Web site at www.kansasourdiamondmisspageant.com.