The Miss Kings County’s 36th Scholarship Pageant will be held March 12. Eleven young ladies will compete for the title of Miss Kings County 2016 and Miss Kings County’s Outstanding Teen 2016. Five Miss Contestants will compete in interview, evening wear, lifestyle and fitness in swimsuit, and talent. The six Teen Contestants will compete in interview, talent, evening wear and lifestyle and fitness in sportswear to win the coveted awards. Over $8,000 in cash awards, scholarships, gifts and accessories ranging from $100 to $2,000 will be awarded. Every contestant will receive a scholarship.
The local pageant is a preliminary to the Miss America Pageant. The young woman chosen as Miss Kings County 2016 will receive a $2,000 scholarship to further her education, serve as an ambassador of Kings County for the ensuing year and go on to compete for the title of Miss California in June.
Miss Kings County’s Outstanding Teen will be awarded $500 and the opportunity to compete for the title of Miss California’s Outstanding Teen. She will be the junior ambassador of Kings County attending community events along with Miss Kings County 2016.
The Miss America program has awarded more than $45 million to deserving young women wishing to pursue higher education.
“The Miss Kings County Scholarship Program Committee continues to be a part of that longstanding tradition and has previously awarded over $75,000 to our contestants locally,” said Teresa Vernon, Executive Director.
In a continued fundraising partnership with their scholarship program, the MKC Princess Program will be returning for the 6th year. This is a mentoring program — not a competition, for little girls 3-12 years of age. It was limited to the first 30 applications received — with many princesses returning from the previous year(s).
Each princess will receive her very own tiara, sash, princess T-shirt, picture in the official program book and will have participated in several fun group events prior to the MKC pageant on March 12. She will also appear on stage with the current titleholders in a production number as well as enjoy her special moment in the “Crowning Ceremony” that evening.
The Miss Kings County Princess Program is under the direction of Joni Frauenheim. She is assisted by Meagan Gomes (Miss Kings County 2010).