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Contestants are being sought for the Miss McMinnville Pageant to be held Aug. 8. The pageant is a preliminary to the Miss Tennessee Pageant, which is held in June.
A Miss McMinnville will be crowned, as well as McMinnville’s Outstanding Teen, and McMinnville’s Teen Princess at the pageants taking place in the Warren County High School auditorium.
Reigning Miss McMinnville is Kristen Gallant, who just recently competed at the Miss Tennessee event. The reigning Outstanding Teen is Anna Grace Smith and Teen Princess is Warren County native Kaylee Paige Dixon.
To be eligible to compete for Miss McMinnville, girls must be no younger than 17 at the time of the local event, be a high school graduate, a resident of Tennessee for the last six months and not older than 24 by Dec. 31. A complete list of rules can be viewed at misstennessee.org or e-mail director Susan Burks at susanburks@gmail.com for a contestant packet. The deadline for all categories is Aug. 1.
Contestants will compete in private interview, on-stage question, lifestyle and fitness, talent and evening gown competitions. Miss and Outstanding Teen will be awarded a $500 scholarship.
Girls should be between 13 and 17 years of age, and not a senior in high school, and a Tennessee resident for at least six months, and reside in Middle or East Tennessee.
Both categories will compete in interview, sports or fitness wear and evening gown. Outstanding Teen contestants will also have a talent requirement.  Applications must be submitted by the Aug. 1 deadline.
Special guest scheduled to attend is the newly crowned Miss Tennessee Hannah Robison. Young girls participating in the Princess in Training program will also be included in the pageant activities and presented on stage.