The search for 2017’s Miss Rhode Island and Miss Rhode Island’s Outstanding Teen is underway!

Ideal candidates for both scholarship competitions would possess the confidence, talent, intelligence and poise to be a leader and role model for other young women. Local titleholders will be ambassadors for women who care about their role and other women’s roles in society.

Winners will receive the prestigious title of Miss Rhode Island or Miss Rhode Island’s Outstanding Teen, as well as scholarship money, prizes and the opportunity to compete to be the next Miss America or Miss America’s Outstanding Teen!

The Miss Rhode Island program is an official preliminary competition of the Miss America Scholarship Organization, which provides millions of dollars in scholarships to young women every year!

For the Miss Rhode Island competition, contestants must be between the ages of 17 and 24. Contestants must be a high school senior, high school graduate, or have a GED by the date of competition.

The Miss Rhode Island’s Outstanding Teen program encourages positive achievement by helping to nurture and build scholastic excellence, creative accomplishments, healthy living and community involvement of our nation’s youth.

For the Miss Rhode Island’s Outstanding Teen competition, contestants must be between the ages of 13 and 17 and must be enrolled in school (private, public or home-schooled).

Contestants must register by April 1, 2017. The competition will be held Memorial Day weekend in Newport.

For a full list of contestant requirements and more information, or to apply to become the next Miss Rhode Island or Miss Rhode Island’s Outstanding Teen, visit Facebook.com/MissRIOrg or email missriboard@gmail.com.

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