Upper Class Girls Participate in Miss MHS


Since Mr. MHS has passed, upper class girls will now have the opportunity to participate in Miss MHS today at 6 p.m. in the PAC.

The scholarship prizes are sponsored by the Kiwanis Program, a global organization that serves children around the world.

“The scholarship prize money is $175 for first place and $75 for runner up,” English teacher Terese Henry said. “It would also look great on a resume and students get to practice in front of a crowd for talent and interview.”

Judges will ask participants questions, who will also perform in the talent portion of the pageant. 

“The contests will be judged on their biography,” senior and show director Kayla Steward said. “(This) includes why they want to become Miss MHS and their qualifications, their talent, an interview question and overall confidence paired with their overall presentation.”

The proceeds from the pageant will be split between Key Club and a charity of their choice.

“There will be an entrance fee of $5,” Steward said. “The audience will be able to vote for their favorite contestant with $1.”

To put on the event, different organizations volunteered to help with the production and entertainment going into the pageant.

“For Miss MHS, booking the theater for rehearsal and the actual event was the priority along with securing tech people from Mansfield Productions,” Steward said. “(We also worked on) recruiting others such as the Step Team and Improv for entertainment, and judges such as Principal Dowd.” 

With the pageant’s proceeds going to charity, Steward said it’s been stressful but also an amazing experience, working toward a worthy cause.

“I have so much faith in the girls to do their absolute best,” she said. “It truly has been a labor of love and I am excited for the chance for others to get to see all the hard work put into this event, not only by me as director and the contestants but the volunteers and entertainers as well.”

After competing in all contests, junior Taylor Ashman won Miss MHS, senior Hannah Farnan won Miss Runner-up and senior Avery Wynne won People’s Choice.