City of Salem
Miss Salem County Contest
The annual Miss Salem County and Miss Salem County’s Outstanding Teen Competition will be held on Saturday, October 1st at 7:00 pm. The Miss Salem County Organization is proud to invite contestants from around Salem County to the competition, which will take place in the Davidow Theater at Salem Community College, in Carneys Point.
Miss contestants must reside, work full time or attend school full time in Salem County and must be between the ages of 17 and 24. Teen contestants must reside, work full time or attend school full time in Salem County and must be between the ages of 13 and 16.
Organization Executive Director, Maureen C. Humphreys, is looking forward to another great pageant season. “Salem County is blessed with so many beautiful, intelligent and talented young women and the Miss Salem County Scholarship Organization is proud to give these young women an outlet to display their many talents while earning scholarships to pursue their college education goals."
Contestants will compete in five phases of competition, including interview, lifestyle and fitness, talent, evening gown and on-stage question. During the competition, each contestant will also discuss her chosen platform, a social or community issue of concern to herself and our society at large.
The winner of the Miss Salem County Competition will be awarded $1000 in scholarship funds for her college or graduate school education. In addition, she will receive a fully paid one year scholarship to Salem Community College, a pearl necklace from Parkers Jewelers, a gym membership for Jersey Fitness with a personal fitness trainer, Chrissy LaPalomento and other great prizes. Miss Salem County’s Outstanding Teen will receive a $250 scholarship, her entry fee of $325.00 paid for state pageant and other great prizes. Another $ 850 will be awarded to preliminary competition winners, runners-up and special award winners such as Community Service Winner and People’s Choice
During her year of service, Miss Salem County and Miss Salem County’s Outstanding Teen will travel across the county, speaking to government officials, business leaders, community groups and visiting our schools about her platform issue and encouraging everyone to become involved in her cause. She will also be eligible to compete for the Miss New Jersey and Miss New Jersey’s Outstanding Teen title in 2017.
To become a contestant or a sponsor in the October 1st pageant, please contact Maureen at 856-299-5372 no later than August 15th.
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