The road to Miss America begins at the local level.

The Miss Whatcom County Scholarship Organization is the local pageant for young women in the Whatcom County region. Once selected, contestants will be exposed to public speaking, community service, and being a role model to our community. Miss Whatcom County will go on to compete in the Miss Washington pageant in July.

TALENT (30% OF SCORE)

Personality; interpretive ability; technical skill level, execution, technique, synchronization; stage presence; totality of all elements including costume, props, voice, use of body, and choreography.


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PRIVATE INTERVIEW (25% OF SCORE)

Qualities and attributes of a Miss America; overall first impression; personal appearance; personality; intelligence; validated opinions; speech, vocabulary, and grammar; responses in context; style; and emotional control.


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EVENING WEAR (15% OF SCORE)

Overall first impression; sense of confidence; personality and stage presence; technique, including walk, posture; appropriateness of attire; sense of attractiveness.


LIFESTYLE AND FITNESS IN SWIMSUIT (10% OF SCORE)

Overall first impression; statement of physical fitness and health; overall physique, which is pleasing to her height, weight and bone structure; sense of attractiveness; technique, including walk, posture, grace; sense of confidence; and presence.


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ON STAGE QUESTIONS (20% OF SCORE)

Responses to two on stage questions are designed for the contestant to make a final statement about her platform and to allow her personality to be expressed. The contestant is judged on sense of confidence, personality, stage presence, richness of voice, expression, vocabulary, and sincerity.