UTSA students: Miss Fiesta San Antonio Second Princess Justine
Marmolejo (left) and Miss San Antonio Priscilla Garcia show
their Roadrunner at Fiesta UTSA. (Photos by Mark McClendon)
UTSA royalty celebrate Fiesta San Antonio 2008
(April 24, 2008)--Priscilla Garcia, a San Antonio native and UTSA junior, is Miss San Antonio 2008 and will represent the city as she competes for the title of Miss Texas 2008 in July in Fort Worth. She made an appearance at the recent Fiesta UTSA and will participate at Fiesta San Antonio and other events.
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Garcia is a communication major with a concentration in public relations. She is an honor roll student and a member of the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority. In spring 2007, she won the "UTSA Idol" singing competition.
Garcia was crowned Miss San Antonio 2008 on April 29, 2007, to serve as an official member of Fiesta Royalty. As a part of the Miss Texas program, she serves as a mentor to girls ages 6-12 with the Alamo Princess and Lone Star Princess programs. As Miss San Antonio, Garcia speaks often on prevention of drug and alcohol abuse, shares her passion for music, and promotes the Miss Texas and Miss America programs.
Garcia graduated from Incarnate Word College Preparatory High School in San Antonio and was nominated for "Who's Who of American High School Students." She was a member of the all-state choir and madrigal group for three years, and as an Incarnate Word madrigal, met and performed for President George W. Bush in Washington, D.C. She was awarded scholarships to Our Lady of the Lake University, University of the Incarnate Word, UTSA and the American Music and Dramatic Academy in Hollywood, Calif.
Garcia currently is touring the country with Positive Force, a group that promotes drug and alcohol abuse prevention, higher education and making healthy choices. She has been a part of the tour for five years as a back-up singer and dancer for international recording artist Patsy Torres.
She has performed as a vocalist for 13 years. Her first performance was at age eight when she entered the San Antonio Parks and Recreation "Our Part of Town" talent competition. At nine, she won first place as a vocalist. She was crowned San Antonio Junior Miss Recreation Queen 1997. In 2005, she was a Miss Fiesta finalist and scholarship recipient.
Garcia performed at the Capitol in Austin for Governor Rick Perry, sang in San Antonio for Prince Albert of Monaco, was selected by director Gregory Nava to dance beside Jennifer Lopez in the movie, "Selena," and sang with LL Cool J and Cool and the Gang. Most recently, she was the opening act for recording artist Frankie J at the "Dr. Pepper Unmistakable Concert" in San Antonio.