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Entries by Hilary Levey Friedman from 03/2012

Kelsey Beck: An Ivy League Beauty With Pageant Roots

| Posted 03.07.2012 | Style

Kelsey used a bathing suit she already owned and drew from her experience packaging herself as a stellar collegiate student-athlete (Harvard, like all Ivy League schools, recruits for their sports teams, but they do not offer athletic scholarships) to prepare for the interview portion of the pageant.

Life Is an Audition: Recent Books About Young Adult Performers

| Posted 03.23.2012 | Books

While Take a Bow, dancergirl, and the McKenna books don't explicitly offer coping strategies for kids dealing with the constant auditions they must navigate, all the novels highlight the importance of friends in coping with competitive pressure.