The 2019 Miss Apple Peach Pageant is right around the corner and we can't believe it'll be the 40th year.

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Natasha Moniz of Acushnet is the current Miss Apple Peach and is excited about passing her crown on to the 2019 winner. Our families are great friends through Acushnet Little League baseball and I couldn't be more excited for her!

Tasha is a 2019 graduate from Fairhaven High School this past spring and is on her way to Stonehill College this fall and will be majoring in Biology. She's on a pre-med track and wants to be a doctor. Tasha graduated with the highest honors and was very active during her high school career. She was secretary of the National Honor Society, a member of the Media Club, and played on the FHS soccer team. Tasha also managed to produce the morning announcements and was a co-writer of the weekly student e-newsletter.

Congratulations Natasha on graduating High School and a wonderful year as the reigning Miss Apple Peach. 🍑

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The 40th Miss Apple Peach Pageant is seeking out contestants right now. Girls who are interested in competing must reside in Acushnet and be enrolled in high school (grades 9-12) as of September 2019. The pageant format includes casual wear, formal wear and two on-stage questions. No previous dance, pageant or performing experience is required.

The pageant will be held on September 6 and kicks off the historic festival weekend.

Check out the Miss Apple Peach Facebook page and you can also email or message on Facebook for an application by August 9.