The Miss Lane County Outstanding Teen Scholarship Program is an unparalleled opportunity for young women to earn scholarships, serve the community and build invaluable skills and relationships. Read on to see if the Miss Lane County Outstanding Teen Scholarship Program might be a good fit for you!
Phases of Competition
Contestants competing for the title of Miss Lane County’s Outstanding Teen will compete in the following five categories. Each contestant is scored on a scale of 1-10 (whole numbers only) in each category below by a panel of five to seven judges.
The private interview is eight minutes long and assesses the contestants preparedness, professionalism, and her ability to articulate her thoughts quickly and effectively. This phase of competition is always first and has the largest impact on a judge’s choice in winner.
Every contestant has 90 seconds to perform a talent of her choice in front of the judges and the audience. This phase assesses the contestants dedication to her craft and stage presence. Talents include but are not limited to singing, dancing, theatrical monologue and instrumental performances. Performances must be done alone (accompaniment music is allowed) and talents involving fire, archery, live animals or fire-arms are not appropriate talents for the competition. For this phase, the entertainment value of the performance is just as important as the raw talent.
Evening Wear and On Stage Question (25%)
The evening wear competition gives a contestant the opportunity to project her grace and presence on the stage. Contestants generally wear full length and age appropriate gowns but there are no limitations on the style, cut or color.
The onstage question gives the audience a sneak-peak into the private interview. It consists of one or two questions asked during competition night and is used to assess a contestant’s ability to articulate her thoughts under pressure.
Lifestyle and Fitness (15%)
The Physical Fitness competition is about physical health and confidence on a stage. It’s not about being skinny, it’s about being healthy. Contestants wear the athletic gear of their choice (unless provided by the board). They may wear wardrobe specific to a sport or physical activity in which they participate. Heels and swimsuits are not appropriate for teen contestants for this competition.
The following must be true for all Outstanding Teen Contestants:
- I am and always have been female
- I am not pregnant and have no intention of becoming pregnant between now and the end of my year of service
- I am not currently a parent or legal guardian and have no intention of becoming a parent or legal guardian between now and the end of my year of service
- I have never been convicted of any crime greater than a misdemeanor
- I am currently at least 13 years of age, or will turn 13 before the Miss Lane County Pageant takes place
- If I am a high school junior I am no older than 17 and will not turn 18 before June 21st, 2016
- If I am a high school senior I am no older than 16 and will not turn 17 before June 21st, 2016
Teen contestants are eligible to compete for the Miss Lane County OT Title if ANY of the following are true:
- I live full time in Lane County and have for the past 6 consecutive months
- I work full time in Lane County and have for the past 6 consecutive months
- I attend school full time in Lane County and have for the past 6 consecutive months
$150.00 registration fee for the Miss Lane County Outstanding Teen pageant.
In order to compete, all contestants are expected to register with the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) via www.missamericaforkids.org. This requirement is set by the National Miss America Organization. Teens are not required to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network to be eligible to compete at the local level, however the winner of Miss Lane County’s Outstanding Teen will be required to raise $100 for CMNH to be eligible to compete at the state level.
Teen Contestants are required to contribute to the scholarship fund by raising money through ad pages for the Miss Lane County Program Book. Teens must sell a minimum of one full ad page before the competition to be eligible to compete. This is done through the Miss Lane County Build Your Own Scholarship Program.
Teen contestants are responsible for purchasing all wardrobe as required for competition.