The Arizona Colleen and Rose programs encourage young women to take pride in their Irish heritage and get involved in the Irish community.
- Participants in all programs must have some Irish ancestry
- Judging is based on communication skills, poise, personality, talent, wellroundedness in life, an essay (Lass and Colleen), and Irish pride
- All titleholders receive a tiara and prize package and represent the Arizona Irish community at area events
- All contestants ride in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade
This is a great way to make new friends, celebrate and possibly learn about your Irish heritage, polish life skills, practice public speaking and possibly earn a trip to Ireland. If selected as the Arizona Colleen, then you advance to the Rose of Tralee selection in Ireland!
Deadlines to hand in paperwork on time are fast approaching – January 14, 2013. The selection is on February 17, 2013.