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Miss Asian Las Vegas Promotes “International Literacy Day” with Visit to Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada

September 10, 2014 by  

Miss Asian Las Vegas Promotes "International Literacy Day" with Visit to Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada
Miss Asian Las Vegas
and Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada teamed up for a celebration of education on “International Literacy Day,” Monday, Sept. 8 (Pictured: Miss Asian Las Vegas Catherine Ho lets young girl try on her Pageant Crown)

Miss Asian Las Vegas Promotes International Literacy Day at Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada

Miss Asian Las Vegas Promotes International Literacy Day at Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada

The afternoon of community service marked the 20-day countdown until the Miss Asian Las Vegas delegates hit the pageant stage.

Miss Asian Las Vegas Catherine Ho Reads to  Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada

Miss Asian Las Vegas Catherine Ho Reads to Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada

The Lied Clubhouse quickly transformed into a story-telling affair bursting with laughter and applause as pageant contenders read aloud to the children. By presenting books about Asian culture and tradition, contestants were able to educate the kids on their ethnicity, furthering the pageant’s purpose of creating a more culturally-aware community. From the books selected, the children particularly enjoyed “Dragon Dance,” “Mulan,” “Five Little Monkeys,” “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” “No, David!” and “The Cat in the Hat.”

Miss Chinese Las Vegas Elisa Chan Reads to Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada

Miss Chinese Las Vegas Elisa Chan Reads to Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada

“Reading at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada reminds me that our purpose extends far beyond the pageant stage,” said Miss Asian Las Vegas Owner and Founder Annie Chang. “We are role models in the community, and the best way to encourage children to read is by interacting with them in a sincere and relatable way.”

Miss Asian Las Vegas Delegate Erica Valdriz Reads to  Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada

Miss Asian Las Vegas Delegate Erica Valdriz Reads to Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada

Among the participants were Catherine Ho, the reigning Miss Asian Las Vegas; Elisa Chan, the reigning Miss Chinese Las Vegas; Celina Go, 2014 TEEN delegate; Rianne Lu, 2014 TEEN delegate; Judy Neo, 2014 MRS. delegate; and Erica Valdriz, 2014 MISS delegate. Ho and Chan were adorned in their crowns and sashes they won at last year’s pageant, and even let the kids try them on.

Miss Asian Las Vegas Delegate Celina Go Reads to Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada

Miss Asian Las Vegas Delegate Celina Go Reads to Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada

In addition to reading, contestants communicated the significance of literacy and learning. The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) established “International Literacy Day” more than 40 years ago, promoting literacy as a human right and the foundation of learning.

Miss Asian Las Vegas Promotes International Literacy Day at Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada

Miss Asian Las Vegas Promotes International Literacy Day at Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada

This year’s Miss Asian Las Vegas Pageant will be held inside The Palazzo Theatre at The Palazzo Las Vegas on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $28 (plus applicable service fees) and can be purchased at any Venetian or Palazzo box office, charge-by-phone at 866.641.7469 or at venetian.com/missasianlasvegas. For more information, please visit MissAsianLasVegas.com.

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