The Miss America Organization…

According it’s web site, 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.” The Miss America crown(MAO), is by far, one of the most coveted crowns in pageantry.
As a former Executive Director of a MAO local pageant, I can attest to the fact that each participant from the local level upward has the opportunity to receive some sort of scholarship dollars through out the year. It is such an exciting way to earn money for school or to repay student loans!!! Many local pageants are as intricate as state pageants and require months of preparation and plenty of time to devote to your particular charity or cause.

This past Thursday, the public pageant event schedule kicked off with an arrival ceremony at Planet Hollywood. Tonight is the first night of Preliminaries. If you happen to be in Vegas and are interested in attending. Below are the details, enjoy!!!
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Planet Hollywood – Theater for the Performing Arts
Price: $75 plus Ticketmaster fees – Visit

In the days leading up to the pageant, I am always on the edge of my seat waiting to see what talent, follies and tears finals night will bring. Only four days left until the winner is announced. I sure hope Maryland has a good showing, go Brooke!!!!