The annual Miss Hunt County and Miss Hunt County’s Outstanding Teen Pageant is less than two weeks away and the call is going out for young women throughout the area to compete for the titles and scholarships.
An official preliminary in the Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen system, the local scholarship pageant is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, in the Sam Rayburn Memorial Student Center on the Texas A&M University-Commerce campus.
The deadline for entry is Monday, Oct. 24.
Contestants for Miss Hunt County must be at least 17 and a high school senior and no older than 24 as of Dec. 31, 2012. The contestants must have never been married nor pregnant.
Miss Hunt County’s Outstanding Teen contestants can be 12 years of age by Oct. 29 and turn 13 by the first day of the state competition next June. She cannot be 18 before July 31, 2012. She also cannot have married or pregnant.
While there is no entry fee for the Miss competition, a $100 entry fee is required to enter the Teen competition.
Both pageants are divided into five areas of competition: Private interview with the panel of judges, physical fitness, talent, evening wear and on-stage question.
The new Miss Hunt County will receive a $5,000 in-kind scholarship to A&M-Commerce, while runners-up will also receive in-kind scholarships. The new Miss Hunt County’s Outstanding Teen and runners-up will receive a U.S. Savings Bond from Guaranty Bond Bank of Commerce.
The county pageant organization is currently working on a prize package to be given to the new titleholders.
The 2012 titleholders will represent the county at the Miss Texas and Miss Texas Outstanding Teen Pageant next June in Arlington.
To download the required paperwork to enter the pageant, go to www.misshuntcounty.org. For more information, contact email@example.com.