CONTESTANTS SOUGHT FOR NATCHITOCHES QUEENS SCHOLARSHIP
PROGRAM

Contestants sought for Miss Merry Christmas

Contestants are being sought for the 2021 Natchitoches Queens
Scholarship Program to be held Saturday, September 11, 2021 at the A.A. Fredricks
Auditorium on the campus of Northwestern State University. The Natchitoches Queens
Scholarship Program includes the Miss Merry Christmas Pageant and the Miss
Natchitoches City of Lights/Outstanding Teen Pageant. All events will be held at the A.A.
Fredricks Auditorium on Saturday, September 11, 2021, at 4:00 p.m.

The Miss Merry Christmas Pageant is open to young ladies who will be enrolled in the
twelfth grade in a Natchitoches Parish school. Participants compete in scholastic
achievement, interview, evening wear, casual wear, and onstage question. The winner will
be crowned Miss Merry Christmas and will receive a 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.

There is a $75 entry fee to enter the Miss Merry Christmas Pageant. There must be at least
10 girls entered in the Miss Merry Christmas pageant for the pageant to take place. All
applications and entry fees for the Miss Merry Christmas Pageant must be returned to the
Main Street Office at 781 Front Street, Natchitoches, no later than Friday, August 27, 2021
at 4:00 p.m.

The Miss Natchitoches City of Lights Pageant is open to young ladies who are age 18 by
July 31, 2022 through age 25 by December 31, 2022, enrolled in high school or college, or
meets the state residency requirement. Participants compete in interview, talent, red carpet
wear and onstage interview/social impact. The winner will be crowned Miss Natchitoches
City of Lights and will receive $1,000 In-Kind Scholarship to Northwestern State University,
official Miss America Local Crown, custom embroidered sash, and much more. The winner
must be available to attend Miss Louisiana State Meeting in April 2022 and the Miss
Louisiana State Competition in June 2022 held in Monroe, Louisiana.

The Miss Natchitoches City of Lights’ Outstanding Teen Pageant is open to young ladies
who are age 13 by April 1, 2022 through age 17 on July 31, 2022. Participants compete in
interview, fitness in sportswear, talent and evening wear/on-stage question. Entry fees are
discussed in the application. All applications and entry fees for the Miss Natchitoches City of
Lights/Outstanding Teen Pageant must be submitted to pageant director Gregory O’Quinn
via email at gregoquinn78@yahoo.com by September 9 th , 2021.

All applications can be picked up at the Natchitoches Main Street Office Monday through
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more information, please contact the Main Street office at
(318) 357-3822.


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