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Miss Elkins Area/Miss Tygart Valley competitions scheduled

Submitted photo Miss West Virginia 2019 Toriane Graal.

ELKINS — The Miss Elkins Area/Outstanding Teen and Miss Tygart Valley/Outstanding Teen programs are currently seeking miss and teen candidates for the 2020 competition.

Both programs are official open local preliminary competitions that lead to the nationally televised Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competitions. The local competition will be held at the Gandy Dancer Theater in Elkins March 6 and 7.

Teens must be a resident of West Virginia, and be between the ages of 13-17, and not a high school senior. Teen candidates will compete in a six-minute private interview, fitness, a 90 second talent presentation, evening wear and onstage interview.

Miss contestants must be between the ages of 17-25 before December 31, 2020, and live, work or attend a West Virginia technical school, college or university. Miss candidates will compete in a 10-minute private interview, onstage interview, a 90-second talent presentation, evening wear and give a 10-15 second social impact statement that pertains to their personal social impact initiative.

Winners of the local competition will be awarded the official Miss America/Outstanding Teen local crown, sash, flowers, a scholarship and other prizes. They will also advance to the Miss West Virginia/Outstanding Teen competition to be held on June 25-27 at the Airborne Event Center in Martinsburg.

To make inquiries and obtain the necessary paperwork please contact Stan Taylor, executive director, at sytaylor1976@gmail. com or Leslie Stasny, assistant director, at Leslie.stasny@gmail.com. All entries must be received by Feb. 21.