Polk State Chain of Lakes Collegiate High School will host its fourth annual Dream Night Scholarship Competition on Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fine Arts Theatre on the Winter Haven campus, 999 Ave. H N.E.
Polk State Chain of Lakes students will compete in categories including Interview, Career Wear and Sunday Attire. The winners receive their respective titles as Dream Girl or Dream Guy, as well as a $500 scholarship.
Dream Night contestants will also compete in a talent competition. The winner will receive a $250 scholarship, while runners-up will receive $125.
Polk State Chain of Lakes Collegiate High raised the scholarship money, and students may use their prizes at any college they choose.
A panel of volunteers from the community will judge the 16 contestants. The theme for the event is “Candy Land.”
Dream Night is open to the public. Tickets are $5 at the door. Polk State Chain of Lakes program assistant Gwen Simmons, also a singer, will be the event’s featured entertainer.
Polk State Chain of Lakes Director Bridget Fetter, who will be the night’s mistress of ceremonies, said Dream Night has become an annual celebration of the school’s students.
“Dream Night is a wonderful opportunity for our students to showcase their talents, and the Interview and Career Wear categories are helpful practice for students who will soon be competing in the work force. We are so proud of our students, and no matter the outcome of the event, they are all winners.”