Ten Yucca Valley area high school juniors will vie for the Miss Yucca Valley Scholarship title this Saturday evening at the Joshua Springs Thunderdome. Managing Editor Tami Roleff introduces us to candidate Rita Zelaya-Arauz…
Today we visit with Rita Zelaya-Arauz, a junior at Yucca Valley High School and candidate for Miss Yucca Valley. Hi Rita. Tell us, who is the prominent woman you interviewed, and what you have learned?
“My prominent lady is Stacy Schooler and she taught me not to focus on the things you can’t do, but perfect the things you can do.”
What have you learned from your experience with Miss Yucca Valley?
“What I’ve learned from this experience is the difference between fear and worry. Fear is something you can’t control, but worry you can control and you are in charge of.”
Any final words?
“I would suggest to anyone who has the opportunity to do this pageant to go for it because it is such a great learning experience.”