2015 Titleholders
Performing at the 2016 Pageant

Four Points of the Crown


To participate, each contestant must select a social cause as a platform which they present to the judges and to the community. Many contestants stay involved with their platforms long after competing, which is a great benefit to our society. In 2007, the Miss America Organization founded a national platform, the Children's Miracle Network, which all Miss contestants are required to raise money and awareness for. This is the way to ensure that those participating in the program are service-oriented individuals who want to make a difference in our world.


Miss America began in 1920 as a “beauty pageant”, but that is the old pageant. Today, we are looking for a real woman, not one who has been trained in pageants with sequined dresses never worn again, the perfect walk, the perfect, the perfect smile, the perfect hair and the perfect wave! The judges will be looking for someone who is relatable to her peers and who is a good role model for her community. She needs to be well-rounded and strong in all categories, not just one.


The Miss Clatsop County Scholarship Program is an opportunity for local young woment to receive money to further their educational goals. We are a preliminary to the Miss Oregon and Miss America pageants. The Miss America Organization is the leading scholarship provider for women in the entire world. At our local level in 2016 we awarded over $6,500 to Clatsop and Tillamook County Contestants.


In addition to becoming knowledgeable about and involved with pertinent issues in today's society, contestants have a chance to learn public speaking and interview skills. In today's tough economic climate where jobs are limited, this experience is invaluable.

Not everyone can walk away with the crown, but everyone can walk away a changed individual.

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