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Every Miss Montana Contestant Wins Scholarship

Montana young women and teens have the opportunity to earn college scholarships and learn leadership skills by entering the Miss Montana Scholarship Program or Miss Montana’s Outstanding Teen competition for teens age 13-17 June 14-16 in Glendive.

Contestants are judged on interview, talent, evening gown and fitness in swimwear, or as teens, fitwear.

Applications are available to download at www.missmontana.com and are due by March 15 along with the $200 sponsor fee. This year each contestant will receive a swimsuit from sponsor Kandice Pelletier.

Miss Montana contestants, age 17-25 receive $850 for competing but have the opportunity to win additional scholarship money for community service, academics, being in the top five and a variety of other areas. More than $300,000 in cash and applied scholarships is available. Teens 13-17 earn at least $150 for competing. A contestant must be a resident of Montana or if from another state must be enrolled full time at a Montana college.

Cara Mund, Miss North Dakota, said she had earned $45,000 in scholarships from her years of competing before winning the title of Miss America 2018.

Sweet Home Miss Montana week begins June 10 at noon when the contestants check in at DCHS in Glendive. Their drivers for the week escort them to their host homes before rehearsals begin.

“You are treated like royalty during the week by the community of Glendive with service clubs sponsoring meals and events including a “Show Us Your Shoes” Parade Friday where contestant wear shoes decorated to represent their hometown or their platform,” said Jan Holden, Miss Montana Executive Director. “The leadership skills and friends you make during the week are an added bonus to the scholarships.”

The three nights of completion are Thursday, June 14 preliminaries; Friday is the crowning of Miss Montana’s Outstanding Teen. Saturday the top contestants are announced and competition begins anew culminating in the crowning of Miss Montana 2018.

Miss Montana will advance to compete in Miss America in Atlantic City in September. During her year as Montana’s ambassador, Miss Montana shares her community service mission with students on her Crown to Classroom Tour. Miss Montana’s Outstanding Teen goes on to compete as Miss America’s Outstanding Teen in Orlando in early August.

The Miss America organization is the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States. For more information, contact Jan Holden at holdenmissmt@gmail.com, 406-939-5708, www.missmontana.com or Miss Montana Scholarship Program on Facebook.

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