July 12, 2013

As part of the Cedar Hills Champions program, the City Council will recognize Erika Dalton for her musical achievements and for being crowned 2013 Miss Pre-Teen Utah through National American Miss.

Thirteen-year-old Erika is an accomplished violinist and has won several awards, including the 9th Annual Oquirrh Mountain Symphony Concerto Competition. She has performed solos with Oquirrh Mountain Symphony and also at Abravanel Hall, Covey Center for the Arts, Park City Music Festival, the Salt Palace Convention Center, and the Utah Valley Convention Center. While she attends school at Mountain Ridge Junior High, she is a violin student of Professor Monte Belknap of Brigham Young University and a full scholarship member of the Gifted Music School in Salt Lake City.

As part of the National American Miss pageant, Erika will attend the National Pageant held in Anaheim, California, in November. The pageant program is based on inner beauty as well as poise and presentation. Emphasis is placed on the importance of gaining self-confidence, learning new skills, learning good attitudes about competition, and setting and achieving personal goals.
“Erika is a talented young lady,” said Mayor Gary Gygi. “She has accomplished a tremendous amount at such a young age, and we wish her success at the National Pageant. We are honored to have her represent our community and are pleased to recognize her as a Cedar Hills Champion.”

The recognition ceremony will take place during the July 16 City Council meeting at 7:00pm at the Cedar Hills Community Recreation Center, located at 10640 N. Clubhouse Drive. July 17, 2013, will be declared Erika Dalton day in Cedar Hills.

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