A Senior Pagent is About More Than Just Looks: Active Adults

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older woman in pagentChloe Giampaolo, a Bowie resident, represented Maryland in the Ms. Senior America Pageant in Reno, Nevada in November. Chloe won the title of Ms. Maryland Senior America 2003 at the state competition held on August 1st in Baltimore County.

Chloe retired from teaching after 35 years in the classroom but promptly started her own business, CJP Enterprises, which focuses on alternative solutions for families with ADHD children. She is also the author of What Happens Next? A Family Guide to Nursing Home Visits . . . And More.

Her volunteer activities include facilitating conflict resolution workshops in Maryland prisons, serving as Special Activities committee chairperson for the Sons of Italy, and serving on the Ethics Committee at Crofton Convalescent & Rehabilitation Center. She is also active at St. Pius X church as a lector and member of the Social Committee. Chloe has also served as a Hospice volunteer and a judge for the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals.

As a teacher, she was nominated for the Maine Teacher of the Year Award as well as the Agnes Meyers Award. In 1996, she was awarded the Fulbright Fellowship to South Africa where she spent six weeks studying post-apartheid conditions.

Chloe is a world traveler whose goal is to set foot on all seven continents. She plans to complete her goal in 2005 with a trip to Antarctica. She enjoys writing fiction and non-fiction, learning foreign languages, providing respite care for a family with autistic children, and most of all, spending time with her two grandsons. Her daughter is a free-lance writer and her son is a computer engineer. Chloe was widowed in 1996.

She is a graduate of the College of Notre Dame of Maryland where she received her B.A. in Elementary Education and Morgan State University where she received her M.S. in Elementary Education.

The Ms. Senior America Pageant is the world’s first pageant to emphasize and give honor to women who have reached the “age of elegance.” It is a search for the gracious lady who best exemplifies the dignity, maturity, and inner beauty of all senior Americans 60 years and older. The Pageant Philosophy is based on the belief that seniors are the foundation of America. Upon their knowledge, experience, and resources, the younger generation has the opportunity to build a better society.

As Ms. Maryland Senior America 2003, Chloe visited senior centers throughout the state as a spokesperson for Senior America and performed with the Cameo Club.

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