Deadline nears for Miss Southeast Oklahoma Pageant

October 17, 2013

DURANT — The date for the Miss Southeast Oklahoma Scholarship Pageant has been set for November 17 at Montgomery Auditorium on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant.

Presenting community sponsor, RNR Cross Family Foundation, is proud to be a part of a system that places emphases on education and scholarship assistance in southeast Oklahoma. Deadline to enter is November 1.

The event is a closed preliminary competition leading to the Miss Oklahoma and Miss America Pageant and is only open to young women who reside or attend school South of I-40 and East of I-35. Teens can be 13 years of age, as of pageant date and no older than 17 or a junior in high school. Miss contestants must be 17 and a senior in high school and no older than 24 years of age. Contestants will compete in interview, on-stage question, activewear for teens and swimsuit for miss, talent and evening gown.

This is the seventh year for the Miss Southeast Oklahoma Scholarship Pageant; however, the Board of Directors has many years of experience as judges, competitors, directors and consultants.

“We gain momentum each year,” said Tascha Bond, Executive Director. “Because of community support we are able to provide great opportunities for more young women across southeast Oklahoma. We are not only providing an opportunity for personal growth, we are providing college scholarships as well.”Contestants will not only compete for tuition waivers, cash scholarships, and prizes, they will also gain poise, self confidence and additional skills which will benefit them for years to come. Contestants do not have to have prior pageant experience to compete. The Board encourages anyone interested in competing to visit the website at www.misssoutheasternoklahoma.com or become a fan of the Miss Southeastern Oklahoma Pageant on Facebook. You can also contact executive director Tascha Bond at 580.775.2928 or tascha.bond@yahoo.com.

Deadline for contestants to enter is November 1, 2013, however, a limited number of contestants will be accepted and early entry is encouraged. The Board also encourages potential contestants to contact them with any questions in regards to paperwork or competition.

“We realize that the Miss America system requires paperwork that may be unfamiliar to many. We are here to walk anyone through the process,” said Bond. “We want these young women to succeed.”

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 Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance. This assistance is not just for the handful of young women who become Miss America, but is available to all young women who compete in the state and local competitions as well.