A Tradition of Empowering Women

A Tradition of Empowering Women

Rich in history and social significance, the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant has for many decades maintained a tradition of empowering Michigan women to achieve their personal and professional goals, while providing a forum in which they can express their opinions, talent and intelligence. The pageant has been located in Muskegon, Michigan, since 1950 and is run by a not-for-profit corporation providing scholarships to deserving young women.

Held in mid-June, the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant spans three nights and the Outstanding Teen pageant spans two nights. The public is welcome and encouraged to come and enjoy the talents and beauty of 30-plus Miss contestants and 20-plus Teen contestants.

The contestants compete in the areas of talent, interview, evening-wear, swimsuit (Miss) or lifestyle and fitness (Teen), and an on-stage question. The top 12 are determined by a panel of five judges who judge each contestant individually, plus two  contestants who are determined by The People's Choice voting. One is ultimately crowned Miss Michigan.

Heather Kendrick Crowned Miss MI

Heather Kendrick Crowned Miss MI

On June 17th, Heather Kendrick was crowned Miss Michigan 2017. She impressed the audience with a fun and energetic violin performance in the talent portion of the competition and in the evening gown competition she was poised and graceful in her sparkling, form-fitting evening gown.

Heather competed as Miss Washtenaw against 34 other beautiful ladies representing various local competitions. Her personal platform is, “Keeping Art in Education: Advocating STEAM.” Representing our great state of Michigan, Heather will make appearances and promote her platform around the state and to the nation during her reign.

On September 10, Heather will represent Miss Michigan on the televised competition of the Miss America pageant. Preliminary competition will be held September 6-8 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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Katie Preston Crowned Teen 2017

Katie Preston Crowned Teen 2017

On June 14th, Katie Preston was crowned Miss Michigan’s Outstanding Teen 2017. Her beautiful voice resounded in the Frauenthal Theatre as she sang, "Think of Me" from Phantom of the Opera in the talent portion of the competition. Katie's fitness routine showed off her excellent shape & condition and her beautiful yellow gown showed her sophistication.

Katie Preston competed as Miss Sunset Coast's Outstanding Teen against 25 other young ladies representing various local pageants during the two nights of competition. She will compete in the national Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competition July 25-29 in Orlando Florida.

As Miss Michigan’s Outstanding Teen, Katie will take her personal platform, "Youth Dealing with Anxiety: your story isn't over" around the state. We hope you get an opportunity to meet Katie and enjoy her vocal performance sometime during her year-long reign.

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Congratulations, Katie!

Congratulations, Katie!

Katie Preston, our Miss Michigan's Outstanding Teen impressed the judges at the Miss America's Outstanding Teen pageant. She won Thursday night's preliminary talent competition and was awarded 4th runner up on finals night. Along with these awards she will be recieving $5,000 in general scholoarships and her choice of nine full-ride scholarships at a MOAT sponsoring college or university. We are so proud of how Katie represented Michigan in this years' national pageant.