DEADLINE FOR NATCHITOCHES QUEENS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM AUGUST 26

Contestants sought for Miss Merry Christmas and Miss Natchitoches Teen Pageants

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Contestants are being sought for the 2016 Natchitoches Queens Scholarship Program to be held Sunday, September 11, 2016 at the Natchitoches Events Center. The Natchitoches Queens Scholarship Program includes the Miss Merry Christmas Pageant as well as the Miss Natchitoches Teen Pageant. Both events will be held at the Natchitoches Events Center on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. The deadline to enter either pageant is Friday, August 26, 2016.

The Miss Merry Christmas Pageant is open to young ladies who will be enrolled in the twelfth grade in a Natchitoches Parish high school. Participants compete in scholastic achievement, interview, eveningwear and onstage question. The winner will be crowned Miss Merry Christmas and will receive a NSU tuition scholarship, cash scholarship and other prizes and awards.  Christmas Belles will also be selected from the pageant. Miss Merry Christmas will serve as the official hostess of the Natchitoches Christmas Festival.  She and the Christmas Belles will represent Natchitoches at various events throughout the holiday season.

The Miss Natchitoches Teen Pageant is open to young ladies who will be enrolled in grades 9-11 in a Natchitoches Parish school. Participants compete in scholastic achievement, interview, sportswear, eveningwear and onstage question. The winner will receive a cash scholarship and other prizes and is eligible to compete in the Miss Louisiana Teen Princess Pageant in summer 2017.

There is a $75 entry fee to enter either the Miss Merry Christmas or Miss Natchitoches Teen pageants. Applications can be picked up at the Natchitoches Main Street Office Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. There must be at least 10 girls entered in each pageant for the pageants to take place.

All applications and entry fees for both pageants must be returned to the Main Street Office at 781 Front Street, Natchitoches, no later than Friday, August 26, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.  For more information, please contact Samantha Bonnette at (318) 352-2746.