From Enterprise Staff
The 46th Annual Miss Polk County and 7th Annual Junior Miss Polk County pageant is slated for 7 p.m. Saturday in the Florence Crosby Auditorium at Creekside Elementary School. Tickets are $10 with program and $5 for students with no program. The doors will open at 6 p.m.
Thirteen contestants are vying for the title of Miss Polk County and nine contestants are vying for the title of Junior Miss Polk County. Students must be a junior or senior to vie for Miss Polk County and a freshman or sophomore to vie for Junior Miss Polk County. (Contestants and their bios may be seen on pages 3B-4B.)
Ashley Moore is the reigning Miss Polk County and Madalyn Green is the reigning Junior Miss Polk County. Both young women were crowned in the 2022 pageant. The pageant was not held in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the history of the pageant there have been three years that the pageant was not held – 2021 due to the pandemic and 2012 and 2013 due to LISD’s remodeling of the auditorium.
The scholarships and awards that may be won through the Miss Polk County Pageant have increased dramatically compared to the first pageant in 1975 when the winner received a $250 scholarship.
Today, various titles are awarded from the highest combined scores from interview, evening gown and final question, with numerous scholarships being awarded, the greatest of which is $2,000.