3 months, 4 weeks ago from Miss Quincy scholarship program
Those in Scott County are eligible to compete
The Miss Quincy Scholarship Program, a preliminary pageant to Miss Illinois and Miss America, is happy to announce the expansion of contestant eligibility to Scott County for the 2014 Miss Quincy, Miss Quincy’s Outstanding Teen, Miss Quincy’s Outstanding Pre-Teen and Little Miss Quincy Pageants. The 2014 production will be “returning home” to the pageant’s original home in the Morrison Theatre in Quincy Junior High School on February 22, 2014. Contestants in each age division can earn scholarship money for education, hone interview skills, become part of an exciting achievement program and follow their dream of becoming Miss America!
"For the last few years, we have received a lot of interest from the Scott County area. We are thrilled to be expanding our program and all the opportunities it provides to the young women who reside there,” said Lindsey Hess, Miss Quincy executive director.
To be eligible, contestants for Miss Quincy must be between the ages of 17-24, a U.S. citizen, a resident or attending school in Adams, Brown, Pike, Hancock or Schuyler Counties. Contestants entering the Miss Gem City pageant can live or go to school anywhere in the state of Illinois. A $100 donation to Children’s Miracle Network, the official platform of the Miss America Organization, must also be raised to compete in the local pageant. The winners of each title will compete at the Miss Illinois state competition. Contestants for Little Miss Quincy must be between the ages of 6-9 and a resident of Adams, Brown, Pike, Hancock, Scott or Schuyler Counties. A $25 entry fee is required to compete.
"The Miss Quincy pageant has given me opportunities to serve my community and has brought people into my life that I never would have met otherwise," said Miss Quincy 2013, Christina Hanna. “This title has transformed me into the mature young woman I have always dreamed of becoming,” added Miss Quincy’s Outstanding Teen, Angelica Niemann.
Contestants for Miss Quincy’s Outstanding Teen must be between the ages of 13-17 (and no older than a junior in high school) and a resident of Adams, Brown, Pike, Hancock or Schuyler Counties. The winner will compete for the title of Miss Illinois Outstanding Teen, the state preliminary to Miss America’s Outstanding Teen in Orlando, Florida. To be eligible, contestants for Miss Quincy’s Outstanding Pre-Teen must be between the ages of 10-12 and a resident in Adams, Brown, Pike, Hancock, Scott or Schuyler Counties. A $100 sponsorship fee must be obtained to compete in either pageant.
For more information and competition information for all divisions visit missquincy.org or contact Executive Director, Lindsey Hess, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those interested specifically in Little Miss Quincy should contact Karen Wolf by email at email@example.com.
About the Miss Illinois Scholarship Association:
The Miss Illinois Scholarship Association is a preliminary pageant to the Miss America Pageant. The Miss America Organization is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the M.A.O. and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance. For more information about the Miss Illinois Scholarship Association visit www.MissIllinois.org.