Pageant Experience:
While our program places an emphasis on excellence, achievement, and personal growth, we also strive to make the pageant experience FUN! The pageant is a four day event, and will be held August 2 – 5, 2017.

Here are just some of the highlights that will take place. On the first day, it's fun, fun, and more fun! The contestants enjoy meeting with city officials and other VIPs, as well as take time getting to know the pageant staff and other contestants. You will enjoy a fashion photo shoot and meet our choreographer and show producer. You will begin rehearsals for the first of our fabulous shows.  The second day starts off with more rehearsals.  Tonight is the parade of National Costumes and Optional Show. The third day each contestant has the opportunity to meet individually with each judge for a four minute interview. Each contestant has the opportunity to convince the judges she is right for the job.

The second show of the event is the Presentation Show. During the Presentation Show, each contestant is presented to the judges in the preliminary resort wear, swim wear and gown competitions. Following the Presentation Show our contestants are able to relax and close out the night at our contestant party! You guessed it; the fourth day begins with the final rehearsal. This evening is the final competition. At the end of the final show, we will have our new Miss American Teenager Queens.

Pageant Competition:
Each Contestant will compete in three equal phases of preliminary competition: resort wear or swim wear, gown, and interview. The mentions from the preliminary phases of competition are added up, and the contestants with the highest composite mentions become semifinalists. The number of semifinalists will be determined by the total number of contestants in the competition.

Scoring is based on the following:

Gown: each contestant is evaluated on grace, poise, style, stage presence, the confidence with which she carries herself, and overall-impression.

Resort wear or Swim wear: each contestant is evaluated on her physical fitness, stage-presence, and overall impression.

Interview: preliminary interviews are personal one-on-one style. You will have four minute interviews with each of the five judges. It’s very comfortable and conversational. Contestants are scored on their communication skills, and personality. They are NOT scored on their opinions or personal beliefs.

Once the semifinalists are announced during the final show, they will again compete and the competition will narrow the field to a group of finalists. The judges will then make their final ranking based on their overall impression of each finalist. The judges will select a winner and runner-ups for each of the queen's courts. Sound like fun?

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