The Miss Dodge City and Miss Cowboy Capital Pageant will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4 in Dodge City. The scholarship pageant will give titles to two individuals.
Those who receive scholarship money from the pageant will also go on to compete in the Miss Kansas competition in June at Pratt Community College. Last year’s sold out event had nine contestants. This year, organizers are hoping for 12 or more contestants.
“The pageant is important because it uplifts our young ladies to be successful in career endeavors and professional life,” Elisha Froetschner, local director for the pageant, said.
Participants will compete in interview, talent, swim wear, formal wear and on stage questions. MC’ing the pageant will be America’s Choice and Top 10 finalist at Miss America Miss Kansas Theresa Vail.
“It really does help you become a well-rounded individual,” Vail said.
“They want you to be you and that’s how girls will win,” she added. “I would tell them to be yourself and stick to your guns.”
Also included with the pageant will be the Sunflower Princess Program, a mentoring program for girls aged 5 to 12. Through the program the girls will spend one on one time with the contestants and also get to meet Theresa Vail.
In order to enter the pageant, contestants must be a senior in high school up to age 23. They also must have plans to attend an accredited college and must go to school in Ford county or a surrounding county.
Those interested may visit MissKansas.org or visit the pageant’s Facebook page.