America's Homecoming Queen Competition
It is an honor to be chosen as homecoming queen of your school, but DO NOT be tempted or enticed to join America's Homecoming Queen Competition for the Tuition Scholarship Awards. For a naive high school senior planning to venture into college to get every scholarship award for a college education, America's Homecoming Queen Inc. masks their true intentions by using the phrase Tuition Scholarship Awards as a scheme. These organization is very vague. They do not disclose anything, that's why you get confused. When you join AHQ, you'll be shocked to find out after the National Competition that you'll only receive a meager reward money of Two Hundred Dollars [$200.00] as a State Queen if you are not selected to win. For the runner-ups, the 3rd gets $500.00, the 2nd gets $800.00, the 1st gets $1,000.00 and the winner gets $1,500.00. Imagine, traveling and competing that far just to receive $ 200.00. It's embarrassing! While it's true that they provide for your ticket to fly to Disneyland, hotel accommodation to Disneyland Hotel, your crown, a one day ticket for fun and Disney money for food at the Disneyland Theme Park, and 2 dinners during a 5 day stay in Disneyland, you are practically on your own spending your own money to feed yourself with a hearty and healthy meal. Otherwise, you'll eat pizza for lunch and dinner, and hard bread for breakfast that they provide. In simple terms, you'll starve if you went alone without your parents or a companion. It's nice to meet new friends and have fun , but when the fun is done and reality sets in, you'll realize that you have been taken for a dizzy ride. You'll realize that you had more expenses going to the competition more than your reward money of [$200.00]. You'll feel so disappointed and ashamed that you were taken advantage of. You will realize that you wasted a lot of money to join a worthless competition. It would have been better and worth your time if you could have just written an essay for the Ronald McDonald Scholarship Contest that gives $1,000.00 award. As for the State Competition, you pay for your own hotel and meals. To sum it all up, you are paying them to give you a scholarship award of $200.00 only if you do not win. If you win, you get $1,500.00 which is still a small amount considering the expenses for your gown, costume, souvenirs, food and transportation. It's shameful to admit but IT'S NOT WORTH IT!!!