The 2023 Miss Mount Washington Valley Teen Scholarship Event will be held on Sunday, May 14 at Theater in the Wood, in Intervale. In addition, there will be several rehearsals for the Production Number during the month prior to the event. It is important that you attend these. The schedule for the rehearsals will be sent to you when we have received your registration form.
The registration fee for the 2023 Mount Washington Valley Teen Scholarship Event is $250.00 in advertising sales or online donations. Included in this fee are a participation trophy, event t-shirt, program book, photo set and Pageant video. The event is open to girls in grades 7 through 12 who reside in those towns whose students attend Kennett High School, Fryeburg Academy, Kingswood Regional High School, Gorham (NH) High School or Berlin High School (this includes home-school and charter school students). Due to the lack of sales last year, there are no funds to assist with registration fees so you MUST sell all advertising required!
You will receive a full day schedule when you have returned your registration form and advertising sales information. Also in that mailing, you should receive 10 Event tickets. The cost is $10.00 per ticket, which will be deposited into the scholarship account. All tickets are your responsibility, so do not lose them or you will have to pay for them. As an incentive to sell, we are awarding a $100.00 Scholarship, in addition to a trophy, the Hostess Award, to the contestant who sells the most Event tickets.
All contestants will be scored by a panel of three judges during the activities listed below. The judges will receive a copy of the same Event information that you have received. Please follow the rules carefully. Those who do not follow them will not be disqualified, but will definitely lose points and fail to finish as well as they might have.
Personal Interview: 30% of Overall Score
Each contestant will be interviewed by a panel of Event Judges. The Judges will be scoring each contestant on her ability to talk with an adult and answer questions about interests and other items on the registration form. No questions will be asked that require a “right” answer. The Judges will be looking for good eye contact and body posture, as well as speaking and thinking ability.
Public Speaking Poise & Appearance: 30% of Overall Score
Each contestant will introduce herself into the microphone, saying first name, age, grade, school attending, town residing in and ambition. Each will then answer a question from the Directors. Judges will be looking for good posture and for voice projection.
Formal Wear Poise & Appearance: 30% of Overall Score
Each contestant will present herself on stage in formal attire. She will introduce herself into the microphone, saying first name, age, town, grade and school attending. She will then perform a short runway walk. Judges will watch the poise and confidence each displays in the area.
Commitment: 10% of Overall Score
Each contestant will receive points for all events and rehearsals attended in preparation for the actual Pageant Event. This includes getting all paperwork and advertising information in on time. No contestant will lose any points for not attending, but those who put in the most effort will be awarded for their commitment.
In addition to gifts donated by local businesses, the 2023 Queen will receive $1,000.00 in Scholarship money; the First Runner-Up will receive $500.00 in Scholarship and the Second Runner-Up will receive $250.00 in Scholarship; the Hostess will receive $100.00 in Scholarship; and the Sales Champion will receive $100.00 in Scholarship.
*Note - Scholarship money is awarded upon completion of the first semester of the recipients’ post-secondary education. It is contingent upon completion of the terms of the contract and will be held for only two years following graduation from high school.
For a registration packet, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lisa DuFault, 603-374-6241-1.