The Miss America Organization is one of the nation's leading achievement programs and the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance. This assistance is not just for the handful of young women who become Miss America, but is available to the over 12,000 young women who compete in the state and local competitions as well.
Rich in history and social significance, the Miss America Organization is a not-for-profit organization that has maintained a tradition for many decades of empowering young women to achieve their personal and professional goals, while providing a forum in which to express their opinions, talent and intelligence. Scholarships have been the cornerstone of the Miss America program since 1945 when Bess Myerson was the first Miss America to receive a scholarship from the Organization.
Participating in the Miss America system not only helps you pay for college and prepare for a career, it also provides an opportunity to gain additional life experience, working on issues of importance to society, enhancing your personal and professional skills and developing your performance-related and other talents.
Welcome to the 2013 Miss Clovis Scholarship Pageant!
As part of the Miss California Organization, the Miss Clovis Scholarship Organization is part of Miss America the largest provider of cash scholarships for women in the world. This is not only a program where young women can earn educational scholarships, but it is also a wonderful opportunity to showcase their talents,
gain on-stage and sharpen their interview skills, plus so much more!
We are proud to be a part of this process and are confident you will enjoy your evening.
Qualities and attributes to be exhibited (from Miss America Program)
● LIFESTYLE & FITNESS IN SWIMSUIT (15% of Total Score)
Each contestant briefly appears on stage in a swimsuit and footwear of their own choosing.
The judges will be looking at the overall "first impression" of physical fitness, attractiveness,
confidence, charisma, posture, grace, energy and presence.
● TALENT (35% of Total Score)
Contestants will perform a 90 second routine of their choosing. Judges will look at the talent
selection as it distinguishes the contestants, their technical skill level, quality of the performance
and their interpretive ability. Stage presence, on-stage personality, and overall entertainment value
are also considered. Each performance is judged on its own merits, and not compared to others:
Role Model (Reflective of today's generation)
Accomplished (Distinguished achievements)Leader (Mobilizes and inspires)
Communicator (Courage of convictions)
Beauty (Attractive, confident and commanding presence)
Talented & Intelligent (Well spoken, thinks on her feet)
Energy (Sparkle, charisma, expresses herself with charm)
● PRIVATE INTERVIEW (25% of Total Score)
Earlier today, each contestant participated in an individual (10) ten minute press conference style
interview with our panel of distinguished judges. Contestants are questioned on their background
as presented on the fact sheet, their educational and career goals, their opinions on current events
and social issues, and their interests, hobbies and extracurricular activities.
● EVENING WEAR (20% of Total Score)
Confidence, stage presence, poise, style and personality are important to the judges in the evening
wear competition. The contestant is being judged on how she wears the gown, not the gown itself.
● ON-STAGE QUESTION (5%% of Total Score)
Questions will be of a general nature and be randomly selected by her from a number of questions
provided. No two questions are the same, but should be of equal importance. The objective is to
evaluate the contestant's ability to think on her feet and answer a question of general interest to people
her age, including, but not limited to either philosophical, or local, state and national current events.
* Contestants are scored on a 1 to 10 point scale (10 being the highest possible points awarded,) using only whole numbers. This evening we have six judges, (3) certified with the Miss California Organization, (3) local guest (or celebrity) judges.