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Miss Hercules to Compete in Miss Monterey/Central Coast

Domonique Jones is also hoping for a spot on “America’s Next Top Model.”

Miss Hercules Domonique Jones will soon be vying for the Miss Monterey Bay/Central Coast crown in hopes of moving on to compete in Miss California and then Miss America pageants.

She also has her sights set on becoming a contestant on Tyra Banks’ TV show, “America’s Next Top Model,” a show that follows a group of models competing for the “top model title” and modeling contracts. She finds out later this month if she’ll be a contestant.

For the local Miss Monterey/Central Coast pageant, her platform is to promote self-esteem, self-confidence and self-worth to youth, Jones said in an email. 

The 18-year-old was crowned Miss Hercules in 2011 and currently attends University of California, Merced.

In order to compete in Miss America-sponsored pageants, contestants raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the Miss America Scholarship Fund, Jones said. Jones is currently accepting donations. To make a donation, visit the Miss America website here.

Jones will compete in the Miss Monterey Bay/Central Coast 2013 pageant on March 3 at CSU, Monterey, in the World Theatre. 

Domonique Jones January 19, 2013 at 04:53 AM
Hi Giorgio, Again, thank you for your support and your kind contribution. Of course, I would not mind sharing; overall I had a great experience with the schools in Hercules. However, others may not feel the same way. Personally, I believe that there is one huge problem; there is a lack of motivation in both the students as well as the teachers. I have no idea of what type of situations that the teachers are subjected to when dealing with school officials, but I do know that there is a lack of communication which is leading to frustration and is making its way into the classrooms. Most students honestly want to learn but do not comprehend as fast the teachers would like. And most teachers are not willing to lend additional help and support that the students need. For example, I once had a teacher that told students to “figure it out” when they did not comprehend something. I also feel like teachers fail to realize that many students feel overwhelmingly discouraged when they do this which causes them to shut down and become apprehensive of learning. There are exceptional teachers that go above and beyond what is required of them. Which I feel is the best gift that a teacher could give to a student; encouragement and support. It is also necessary to make sure that teachers are equipped with what they need, whether it is support or supplies. This may be where the frustration is coming from; teachers are not getting what they need.
Domonique Jones January 19, 2013 at 04:54 AM
Going back to communication, I felt that as a student, my opinion/ thoughts/ concerns were not regarded with significance. How can school officials ever expect to find out what is crippling their school if they will not listen to the students who are in the school and know what exactly is going on. There is also not enough parent interaction within the schools. Except when a student is being disciplined. Let the parents know what is going on, how the school is doing, what the school is trying to improve on, invite the parents to sit in various classrooms and observe the type of learning environment that their children are in. How about forming a committee on a volunteer basis that is willing to gather information from students, teachers and school officials? This would then allow them to start forming solutions (consulting with those mentioned) and have some type of starting point as to where changes need to be made. Please let me know if you have any more questions, Best Regards, Domonique
Giorgio C. January 20, 2013 at 04:33 PM
Hi Domonique, Did you know there are problems with the donations website? I'll keep trying. Thanks.
Domonique Jones January 20, 2013 at 06:15 PM
Hi Giorgio, Someone else has also brought this to my attention, so I informed the pageant director and she is working to fix it. Thank you
Domonique Jones January 20, 2013 at 06:19 PM
Okay it is up and running again. http://missamericaforkids.org/Donate/jonesdomo

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