A tentative schedule will be sent out a few weeks before the pageant. A final schedule will be sent out closer to the pageant
Friday January 3, 2020 - Registration, "Queen Bill of Health" Charity Fashion Show to raise money for Breast Cancer.
This event is open to all girls in any system to walk the runway showcasing clothing lines and pageant/prom gowns from various businesses. Fee to walk is $50 donation to our designated Breast Cancer Foundation. If you are interested in participating in the fashion show, either email us at for information and put "Fashion Show" in subject line or go to the Fashion Show page and register and pay there directly.
Saturday January 4, 2020- Welcome Breakfast, Pageant Orientation and Workshop, Rehearsals, Optional Competitions, Fun Fashion/Evening Gown Preliminary Competition/Optional Awards, PJ Party
Sunday January 5, 2020 - Interviews, Rehearsals, Evening Gown Final Competition, Awards & Crowning, Royalty pictures, Contract signing.
Hilton Garden Inn Woodbridge
2500 Neabsco Common Place
Woodbridge, VA 22191
• Stonebridge Town Center
• Potomac Mills Mall
• Complementary Wi-Fi
• Indoor Pool
• Business Center
• On-site Garden Grill & Bar
• On-site 24hr Pavillion Pantry
Special IJM Virginia Block room rate of
ONLY $99/night + taxes
(King or Double Queen)
MeET THE PAGEANT DIRECTORS
Sharon Ruben and Sydney Spencer
Sharon Ruben is a mom to 3 daughters, ages 18, 20 and 21. She owns her own business treating children worldwide who have Autism or Developmental delays with a listening therapy she developed (Lollipop Listening Therapy) that uses modulated Mozart to re-train the ears and brain to listen. She is a published author of an award winning book, "Awakening Ashley: Mozart Knocks Autism on its Ear", the story about her middle daughter's recovery from Autism at 4 years old (diagnosed at 21 months) using an auditory training program. Sharon has been on the Today Show with Katie Couric and Soap Talk with Lisa Rinna, in magazines and on radio encouraging parents to turn to the ear for answers when treating their child with Autism or special needs. Having managed her daughter Sydney's pageant career for the past 8 years, she is excited to now be the Director for the Virginia IJM state pageant, the first pageant her daughter Sydney competed in and won her first title of Miss VA Pre-Teen.
Sydney Spencer spent 4 years competing in the IJM system (Pre-Teen thru Jr. Teen) and 3 years representing Virginia in other pageant systems. She will be competing at the Miss Virginia Teen USA pageant in January 2020 as Miss Newport News Teen USA, representing her school, Christopher Newport University where she is majoring in Theatre with a concentration in Music Theatre and a minor in Film Studies. Sydney owns her own mobile spray tanning and pageant coaching businesses as well as makes custom earrings for pageant contestants.