Who will be the next Miss Thurston County?
We are excited that you would like to become Miss Thurston County 2023! As an official preliminary to the Miss America Program, the Miss Thurston County scholarship pageant allows young women in our community opportunities to succeed through education and public service.
Candidate Information for 2023
The Miss Thurston County Scholarship Program is open to young women of Thurston County who are interested in serving in a leadership role that fosters community service.
Candidates must meet one of the following criteria:
Be female between the ages of 19 and 26, and
Be a resident of Thurston County for at least 6 months, or
Be a full time high school senior or college student in Thurston County or work full time in Thurston County
(40 hours per week) for at least 6 months.*
*The program will consider young women who reside or attend school in an area adjacent to Thurston County, which does not have a Miss America preliminary pageant. Priority will be given to young women who live, work full time or go to school full time in Thurston County.
Entrant must be single, never have been married nor had a marriage annulled. She must not be, nor ever have been, pregnant.
Entrant must be in good health.
Entrant must be a United States citizen.
The candidate selected for the responsibility of serving as Miss Thurston County must be available to serve as the official hostess of Thurston County from October 2022 until October 2023.
She will also compete in the Miss Washington Scholarship Pageant in June/July 2023 (dates TBA). As the Miss Thurston County Scholarship Program supports education, every effort will be made to accommodate her school schedule.
Beginning September 2022 we will hold a weekly workshop on Sunday afternoons until the Pageant. Location of these workshops are TBA. These workshops are MANDATORY – and they are for your benefit! Workshops are for practicing stage presence, walking patterns, interview practice, and talent rehearsals. We also host a number of speakers for topics like social media, community service platforms, a women’s self-defense class, fitness and nutrition, and more!
The Miss Thurston County Scholarship Pageant will hold an orientation near the end of August to answer any questions you may have, and cover the details of what is expected from each contestant, from Miss Thurston County, and what you can expect from us!
Specific dates, times, and locations will be given later this summer - keep an eye out! We will also post updates and information on our Facebook and Instagram accounts, so make sure to follow us!
Fill out the online application below and a board member will be in contact with you soon!