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Miss Spokane Scholarship Organization

The Miss Spokane Scholarship Organization is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) Organization in Spokane, Washington. The organization is completely organized and executed by volunteers who believe in the potential of our community’s young women and are dedicated to providing them with unique opportunities for growth. The Miss Spokane Scholarship Organization awards the titles of Miss Spokane and Miss Spokane's Outstanding Teen. Miss Spokane goes on to compete at the Miss Washington Competition and Miss Spokane's Outstanding Teen goes on to compete at the Miss Washington's Outstanding Teen Competition. Volunteers raise funds for scholarships, produce the competition, prepare the new titleholders for the state competitions, and facilitate involvement in the community. Miss Spokane has been an integral part of the Spokane area since 1912 and Miss Spokane's Outstanding Teen began in 2004! Each year, the titleholders participate in local and civic events, visit schools, raise funds, and donate countless hours to local charities, all while representing Spokane in the finest light.

The Miss Washington Scholarship Organization along with the Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen Scholarship Organization are the state level of the Miss America and Miss America's Outstanding Teen programs. Each year, young women representing titles from around the state compete for scholarships, prizes and the chance to represent Washington at the national level. To learn more about the Miss Washington Scholarship Organization, please visit www.MissWashington.org. To learn more about the Miss Washington's Outstanding Teen Organization, please visit www.MWOTeen.org.

Miss Washington Scholarship Organization

Miss America Organization

The “Atlantic City’s Inter-City Beauty Contest,” known as the first Miss America Pageant, was started by local businessmen in an effort to extend the shore tourism season past Labor Day. On September 8, 1921, sixteen-year-old Margaret Gorman was crowned the “Golden Mermaid.” It wasn’t until 1922 that the Boardwalk contest formally became “Miss America!” Today, the Miss America Organization is a nationally recognized non-profit and serves as one of the largest providers of scholarship assistance to young women in the world. The mission to prepare great women for the world and prepare the world for great women comes to fruition through the thousands of young women across America working to better their communities through service and scholarship. Miss America's Outstanding Teen began in 2006. Each year, one representative from each state competes at the Miss and Teen level. To lean more about the Miss America Organization, please visit: www.MissAmerica.org. To learn more about the Miss America's Outstanding Teen Organization, please visit: www.MAOTeen.org.