The date for the Miss Southeast Oklahoma Scholarship Pageant has been set for October 25, 2015 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. The deadline to enter is October 14.
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, active wear for teens and swimsuit for miss, talent and evening gown.
This is the ninth year for the Miss Southeast Oklahoma Scholarship Pageant.
“We are excited to be able to provide this opportunity for young women in southeast Oklahoma,” said Tascha Bond, executive director. “The pageant is a way for young women to reach their full potential. They are developing skills that will last a lifetime.”
Contestants will not only compete for tuition waivers, cash scholarships, and prizes, they will also gain poise, self confidence and public speaking skills which will benefit them for years to come. Contestants do not have to have prior pageant experience to compete.
Paperwork is available by calling executive director Tascha Bond at 580-775-2928 or emailing Tascha.firstname.lastname@example.org. “We are affiliated with the Miss America pageant which means we follow the same guidelines,” said Bond. “We are happy to help potential contestants complete paperwork or prepare for competition.”
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.
Submitted by Tascha Bond, executive director of the Miss Southeast Oklahoma Scholarship Pageant.