Contestants are being sought for the 2021 Natchitoches Queens Scholarship Program set for Saturday, Sept. 11 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 at the A.A. Fredricks Auditorium Saturday, Sept. 11 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 St. no later than Friday, Aug. 27 at 4 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 Dec. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 9, 2021.
All applications can be picked up at the Natchitoches Main Street Office Monday through Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Main Street office at (318) 357-3822.