The Miss Jacksonville Scholarship Pageant 2001


The Miss Jacksonville Teen

America Pageant 2001!


The Miss Jacksonville Scholarship Pageant is held in Jacksonville, Florida and is a preliminary to Miss Florida Pageant in the Miss America Pageant System.  The Miss Jacksonville Teen America Pageant takes place on the same pageant evening and is only a local title.  Our  next pageant will be held on Saturday, February 9th, 2002!


Alju' Jackson

Miss Jacksonville


Mari Wilensky

Miss Jacksonville Teen

America 2001


   This pageant is produced by the Jacksonville Scholarship Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization which provides the scholarships for the pageant and a support system for its winners. The President of the Foundation is Ruth Sidbury, the Vice President is Kevin Sanders, and its directors are Cammie Sanders, Royal Jo Johnson, Kevin Cannon, and Deborah Prado.

   The Executive Directors of the Miss Jacksonville Scholarship Pageant are Cammie Sanders and Royal Jo Johnson.   However, it takes many volunteers, sponsors, and supporters to make this pageant possible. This pageant got it start approximately 1955 thanks to the Jacksonville Jaycees. From 1986 to 2001, Ruth Sidbury has had this franchise with the Miss Florida Pageant.  Now starting in 2002, Cammie Sanders and Royal Jo Johnson are leading the pageant.


Foundation President


Foundation Vice  President


Executive Director


Executive Director





A special luncheon in honor of Ruth Sidbury was held on March 27th, 2001.  

CLICK HERE for photos of that event!


The first judged portion of the competition is the "Interview Competition" which accounts for 30% of the contestant's overall score.

MISS - Interview Group 1

MISS - Interview Group 2

TEEN - Interview Group

The evening of the pageant includes the other phases of competition, which are swimsuit (15%), talent (40%), and evening gown (15%).

It's pageant night and everyone is ready for the opening number.   As you can probably tell, the contestants, emcees, dancers, and Miss First Coast 2000, Kelly Whitehead, are all ready for their "Vacation" (the theme of the pageant).



Our celebrity emcees this year were CANDACE RODATZ, Miss Florida 2000, and DAN HICKEN, Sports Director for First Coast News (left in picture).


The pageant was a success and we were thrilled with all of our contestants and our new titleholders! 

From L to R:

Brittany Kern (Teen - 2nd Runner Up), Jenna Cragg (Teen - 1st Runner Up), Mari Wilensky (Miss Jacksonville Teen America 2001), Alju' Jackson (Miss Jacksonville 2001), Kimberly James (Miss - 1st Runner Up), Davina Wilkinson (Miss - 2nd Runner Up), Natoshia Cash (Miss - 3rd Runner Up), and Robin Marion (Miss - 4th Runner Up).



    The next pageant will be held at the Florida Theatre on Saturday, February 9th, 2002 at 7PM,  and we look forward to crowning Miss Jacksonville 2002, as well as having a "Teen" competition and crowning a Miss Jacksonville Teen America 2002!    We are no longer accepting contestants' applications for the 2002 pageant, but please do contact us to be in the 2003 competition!

    The interview competition will be held the evening before the pageant (2/8/02) at a location to be announced.  Rehearsals are mandatory and are at 2PM on the three Sunday afternoons prior to the pageant.   The final dress rehearsal is the same morning as the pageant (2/9/02), approximately 9AM to 1:30 PM.  If you are interested in competing, volunteering, attending, or being a sponsor for this pageant, please contact us!  We'd love to hear from you.

    For further information on the Miss or Teen pageant, contact Executive Director, Cammie Sanders at (904) 384-3578 or by e-mail at, or Executive Director, Royal Jo Johnson, at (904) 264-5741, or the Foundation President, Ruth Sidbury, at (904) 733-7042.   Click on buttons below for more details and for on-line applications!



Click on the crown to see pictures of our CURRENT TITLEHOLDERS as they make appearances!   See what they are up to!



Click on the crown to see pictures of our PAST MISS JACKSONVILLES!



Click on the crown to see pictures of our PAST MISS FIRST COASTS!


Click here to print off and mail in a "Miss" application for 2002!
Click here for the latest "Miss Jax" info for 2002!
Click here to print off and mail in a "Teen" application for 2002!
Click here for the latest "Miss Jax Teen" info for 2002!



The Miss Florida Pageant

The Miss America Pageant

Pageantry Magazine !   Alju' and Mari are featured this month (Jan. 2002), just click on the "Teen & Miss Pageants" section!

Sessions Modeling Studio


CLICK HERE - to see our 2001 contestants and sponsors!