CLINTON — The Miss Clinton County Scholarship Program is seeking contestants for its pageant. To enter, prospective contestants should attend this year’s contestant orientation at The Clinton Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. This year, the pageant will include Miss Clinton County, Little Miss Clinton County, Junior Miss Clinton County and Clinton County’s Outstanding Teen. All contestants, or parents of contestants, must live, work or attend school in Clinton County.

“This is unique as the majority of the local pageants in Iowa and around the country are open pageants meaning that contestants can travel to compete in them. The Miss Clinton County Board feels strongly that the scholarship money raised should be awarded to young women who are from our own area,” said Miss Clinton County President Rachael Vopatek. The Miss Clinton County Scholarship Pageant will be at 7 p.m. June 27 at Ashford University’s Durgin Center. Questions about the Miss Clinton County Scholarship Program should be directed to Vopatek, president, or Jeanne Williams, executive director, at missclintoncounty@live.com.

Miss Clinton County

Miss Clinton County contestants must be between the ages of 17 and 23 by June 1. The 17 year old must have completed her junior year of high school. Contestants compete in: Personal interview, talent, evening gown, lifestyle and fitness in swimsuit and on-stage question. All contestants competing for the title of Miss Clinton County will earn scholarship money to continue their college education.

“We are very proud to say that the Clinton County program distributes more scholarship money than any local Miss America affiliate in the state of Iowa” Vopatek said.

Clinton County’s Outstanding Teen

Miss Clinton County’s Outstanding Teen must be between the ages of 12 and 16 by June 1. The 16 year old must not yet be a high school junior. Contestants compete in: Personal interview/community service, physical fitness in sportswear, talent, evening gown and on-stage question.

Clinton County’s Li’l and Junior Miss

Li’l Miss Clinton County contestants must be between 5 and 8 years old by June 1. Competitions include: Interview, talent, casual wear, party dress and on-stage question.

Junior Miss contestants must be between 9 and 11 years old by June 1. Contestants compete in: Interview/community service, talent, casual wear, party dress and on-stage question.

Contestant orientation

The orientation for potential contestants will be 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce, 721 S. Second St. Questions about the program will be answered and paperwork packets will be available at that time.

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