18th Annual Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant Announces Nationwide Registration

Los Angeles – The Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant has a history of dedication to continuing a legacy of nurturing young girls into proud and intelligent young women. The longest running pageant for little African American misses, the scholarship event turns 18 this year as it announces a nationwide registration drive. The original creation of actress/ choreographer Lisa Ruffin, The Little Miss African American Scholarship pageant has consistently emphasized brains over beauty, positively impacting the lives of thousands of impressionable little women.

This year’s event will be held Sunday, August 7, 2011 at the Universal Sheraton Hotel at 4:00 p.m. with Red Carpet to take place at 3:00 p.m. The Universal Sheraton Hotel is located at 333 Universal Hollywood Drive in Universal City, CA.

“The pageant is such an important cornerstone in the lives of these young ladies,” cites Lisa Ruffin. “The economy, financial cutbacks, and the continual pursuing of sponsors challenges us, but the impact we make with the participants is well worth every minute of it. The young ladies grow into young women who come back to share wonderful memories with us, and that is the blessing in it all.”

In addition to preparing for the pageant, the budding aspirants will partake in a High Tea and Etiquette Class, along with the Famous Pajama Jam P.J. Party.

Young hopefuls, age 6 – 12 can submit their application for participation at www.Littlemissafricanamerican.net. For further information call 323-969-1728 or email Littlemissaa2011@gmail.com. Please include a picture of the contestant with her name, brief information and any available links.

For a visual overview of the pageant and its impact on contestants, go to http://vimeo.com/15018101.