The Miss Southwest Arkansas Pageant Association officials announced the annual Miss Southwest Arkansas and Southwest Arkansas’ Outstanding Teen Pageants Competition will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 6 p.m. and will take place in Arkansas Hall on the Henderson State University Campus in Arkadelphia, AR. “We are proud to welcome contestants who reside in Clark, Columbia, Dallas, Hempstead, Howard, Lafayette, Little River, Miller, Nevada, Ouachita, Pike, Polk, Sevier, Union counties,” said pageant officials.
Miss Southwest Arkansas and Southwest Arkansas’ Outstanding Teen are local preliminaries of the Miss America Organization and the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant Organization. The Miss America Organization is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and one of the world’s largest providers of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available millions in cash and scholarship assistance.
Southwest Arkansas Contestants will compete in five phases of competition including talent, interview, life style and fitness, evening gown, and on stage question. During the competition the contestants will discuss her chosen platform, a social or community issue of concern to herself and our society at large.
The Winner of Miss Southwest Arkansas will receive $10,000 In-kind scholarship for her college or graduate school education. “We are honored to have Henderson State University and Southern Arkansas University Scholarships contribute scholarships. In addition, the titleholder will receive a large prize package from businesses across Southwest Arkansas.”
The winners will also be eligible to compete in the 2016 Miss Arkansas Pageant on July 3-9 at Hot Springs, AR. Arkansas’ Outstanding Teen will be held on June 7-11, 2016 in Russellville, AR.
During the titleholder’s year of service she will travel across the Southwest Arkansas area speaking to government officials, business leaders, schools, community groups, and civic organizations about her platform issue and encouraging them to become involved in their cause.
Miss Southwest Arkansas and Miss Southwest Arkansas Outstanding Teen will not only serve as a role model for younger women and as ambassadors for the Miss Arkansas Pageant Scholarship Organization and the Miss America Organization, but will support a National Platform for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Arkansas Children’s Hospital is a member of the CMN Hospitals.
For more information about the Miss Southwest Arkansas competition, please contact Executive Director Jenni Daniel at 870-914-0961, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.missarkansas.org, or www.missarkansasot.org.