Miss Clatsop scholarship open to Tillamook County applicants

Interested in becoming the next Miss Clatsop County, Miss North Coast, Miss Clatsop County’s Outstanding Teen or Miss North Coast’s Outstanding Teen?

Young women ages 13 to 24 who want to get involved are asked to visit our Facebook page or www.missclatsopcounty.org to download application or call 503.717.3501 & leave their name and telephone number. Among other requirements, contestants must reside, attend school or work in Clatsop, Tillamook, or Columbia County.

The Miss Clatsop County Scholarship Program is a non-profit corporation established solely to provide contestants with the opportunity to enhance their professional and education goals, and to achieve those pursuits with the assistance of monetary grants and awards. The program is an official preliminary competition for the Miss Oregon Scholarship program, a part of the Miss America Organization, the world’s leading scholarship provider for women. In 2016 the Miss Clatsop County Organization made available nearly $8000 in scholarships to local women.

The Miss Clatsop County Program is scheduled for Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Seaside Convention Center. Teen & Miss Contestants are judged in interview, talent, physical fitness, evening wear and on-stage question. Deadline to enter is Dec. 1, 2016. Winners will move on to represent the area at the Miss Oregon pageant in June 2017.

Miss Oregon is Alexis Mather.
Miss Oregon is Alexis Mather.

The current Miss Oregon is Alexis Mather – a 2013 graduate of Astoria High School. She has received approximately $25,000 in scholarships since she started participating in the Miss America Organization Program in 2008 as a 13-year-old 8th grader. Alexis has held the local titles of Miss North Coast’s Outstanding Teen and Miss Clatsop County twice. She recently returned from Atlantic City where she was a contestant in the Miss America competition.

In addition to the Miss and Teen divisions, the Miss Clatsop County Scholarship Program supports a Princess program which is a mentoring program for young ladies ages 6 to 12. For younger participants, the emphasis is on citizenship, leadership, and volunteerism. A $50 participation fee is requested for those participating in the Princess program.

At a random drawing, one contestant will become the official Princess for the Miss Clatsop County Scholarship Program for the year and be sponsored at the Miss Oregon Scholarship Program with a possibility to move on to Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Program in Orlando, Fla.

The Miss Clatsop County Scholarship Program is run solely by volunteers. It is actively seeking individuals interested in starting a program in Tillamook and Columbia Counties. 

For Additional Information, please contact Sandy Newman, Miss Clatsop County Scholarship Program director, at 503.717.3501 or visit www.missclatsopcounty.org

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