The Alcorn County 4-H program has an open audition for potential members set for June 29 at the Alcorn County Extension Service.
"We will host several workshops like walking on stage, hair care, etiquette and mannequin modeling prior to the audition," said program volunteer Judy Martin.
The workshops begin at 9:30 a.m. with auditions to follow at 11. New member auditions are for those age 13-18 and no experience is required.
During the tryouts, each model will walk on stage and do several turns and poses, according to Martin.
Open to both boys and girls ages 8-18, the modeling project assists youngsters in decisions to help in their success. It helps build self-confidence and knowledge needed to make choices regarding nutrition and exercise.
Those in the program learn positive self-esteem, etiquette, modeling on a runway, mannequin modeling, hair care, clothing selection and basic personal development.
Skills needed to deal with clothing retailers and managers along with the knack required to be comfortable in social situations is also taught in the program.
"Members get a chance to model for several local stores in the community during the year and go to a modeling competition in October," added Martin.