Applications open for Miss Vermont

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Applications open for Miss Vermont

Sat, 01/22/2022 - 2:21am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Applications are being accepted to compete to become the next Miss Vermont and Miss Vermont’s Outstanding Teen. The competition will be held on Sunday, April 24th, 2022 at the Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph, VT. The program is an official preliminary in the Miss America Organization.

Miss Vermont and Miss Vermont’s Outstanding Teen 2022 will receive scholarship packages, represent the state at the Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competitions and spend the year making appearances throughout Vermont.

Miss Vermont 2015 Alayna Westcom earned over $20,000 in scholarships during her time competing. “The scholarships I received as Miss Vermont helped pay my undergraduate school costs, allowing me to continue my education,” said Westcom who is now attending medical school at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM.  “More profound for me, are the skills I learned that allowed me to be confident speaking with patients and colleagues.  I will forever be thankful for the financial support and the opportunities I received as Miss Vermont.”

To be eligible to compete for the title of Miss Vermont, you must be between the ages of 18 and 26 and:

* be a US citizen who has resided in Vermont OR

* be enrolled and attending school in Vermont OR

* work full-time in Vermont for 6 months prior to the competition. 

*Teen candidates must be between the ages of 13 and 18 and reside in Vermont.

“One of the exciting opportunities about signing up to compete in the program is the opportunity to get started right away as a local titleholder,” said Darcie Fisher, MVSO Executive Director.  “Teens and Miss candidates are able to make appearances and wear the sash of the area they are representing in the months leading up to the 2022 competition.”

Miss Vermont 2021 Danielle Morse was Miss Addison County 2021 prior to being named the current Miss Vermont.  “The time I spent as Miss Addison County was very special to me,” said Morse. “I never knew if I would be Miss Vermont, but I knew that I had this platform and opportunity as a local titleholder to make a change. While I may not have needed the sash to do these things, being Miss Addison County encouraged me to go after my dream of being Miss Vermont.”

Miss America began in 1921 as a bathing beauty contest founded by businessmen in Atlantic City, New Jersey to extend the summer tourism season beyond Labor Day. In the past 100 years it has grown to the largest scholarship provider for women in the entire world. This year will mark the 77th crowning of Miss Vermont and 18th crowning of Miss Vermont’s Outstanding Teen.

More information about becoming a candidate can be found at https://missvermont.org or by emailing Candidate Coordinator Julia Crane at misscontestants@missvermont.org

About The Miss Vermont Scholarship Foundation

The Miss Vermont Scholarship Competition is a preliminary to the Miss America Program, one of the nation's leading achievement programs and the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women.  More than $45million in scholarships is made available annually at the local, state and national levels. The Miss Vermont Program strongly emphasizes scholarship and educational achievement, and provides personal and professional opportunities for young women and promotes their voice in culture, politics and the community.  For more information, please visit www.missvermont.org  

Burlington, VT – Jan 17, 2022– Vermont Scholarship Foundation