Miss Northwestern and Miss Northwestern's Outstanding Teen
Meet Our Miss Northwestern, Miss Northwestern's Outstanding Teen & Miss Northwestern Star 2020
Liberty Bird (left) was named Miss Northwestern Oklahoma State University 2020.
Emma Eckhardt was named Miss Northwestern’s Star 2020 (left front).
Libby Williams (right) was crowned as Miss Northwestern’s Outstanding Teen 2020.
Miss Northwestern Competition
Sunday, November 3, at 4 p.m.
Herod Hall Auditorium
$10 at the Door
$8 in Advance at the Business Office
$3 for NWOSU Students with Current Student ID Card
Sunday, November 3, at 4 p.m. in Herod Hall Auditorium
Be A Candidate in Miss Northwestern
To be eligible
Be between the ages of 18-25 years of age. No older than twenty-five (25) years of age on December 31, 2020.
Must be enrolled in and attending classes on a full-time (12 hours) basis prior to the competition at Northwestern Oklahoma State University- including the Alva,
Must be a citizen of the United States of America at the time she enters her first competition.
Must be a high school graduate or have successfully completed the G.E.D. testing program for high school equivalency or have successfully completed the academic requirement for entry into Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Must have a grade point average of 2.5 or above.
To Compete You Must
- Be between the ages of 18 and 25.
- Have never competed in any National Finals of the Miss America Organization.
- Have never held the title of Miss Northwestern.
- Be a United States citizen.
- Meet residency requirements for competing in a certain town or state.
- Meet character criteria as set forth by the Miss America Organization.
- Be in reasonably good health to meet the job requirements.
- Be able to meet the time commitment and job responsibilities as set forth by the local program in which you compete.
- Have never been married.
- Have never been pregnant or be the adoptive parent of any child.
never havebeen convicted of any criminal offense.
- Must not have criminal charges presently pending.
- Must not use or consume any illegal controlled dangerous substances or abuse the use of alcohol or other dangerous substances.
- See contestant contract for additional requirements.
Must raise $100 for the Children's Miracle Network
Sell one full page ad for the Miss Northwestern program
Attend all rehearsals
Attend Informational Session on September 16, 2019, at 6 p.m. in the Wyatt Room
Submit Letter of Intent by September 25, 2019.
Complete entry form and all other documents by set due dates
Submit documents to Paige Fischer via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Attend photo shoot with Be Fuller Photography - date and time to be announced
All ads must be completed and turned in by October 14, 2019, at 4 p.m.
Be A Contestant in the Teen Competition
- Be at least thirteen (13) years of age by the first day of the local competition. Must not be older than seventeen (17) years of age by the National Competition in August. Contestant cannot turn 18 before July 31, 2020.
- Must be an upcoming senior in high school or younger and still attending high school by the time of the National Pageant.
- Be and always been female.
- Be a United States citizen.
- Have been a resident of Oklahoma for at least six (6) months prior to the first local or state competition.
Miss Northwestern's Outstanding Teen Forms
Miss Northwestern will receive:
- $1,500 tuition scholarship
- $500 cash scholarship
- Official Oklahoma State Crown
First Runner-Up will receive:
$1,250 Tuition Scholarship
$200 Cash Scholarship
Second Runner-Up will receive:
$1,000 Tuition Scholarship
$100 Cash Scholarship
Miss Northwestern Contestants will receive:
- $200 cash participation scholarship
Miss Northwestern Outstanding Teen will receive:
- $1,500 tuition scholarship
Teen first runner-up will receive:
- $1,250 tuition scholarship
Teen second runner-up will receive:
- $1,000 tuition scholarship
Teen Contestants will receive:
- $200 tuition participation scholarship
Miss Northwestern Star Contestants
- Goodie bag
Other gifts and prizes to be included!
Social Impact Initiative Information
Social Impact Initiative
Your Social Impact Initiative (formerly the Platform) will be your initiative on which you will work, alongside the Miss Local and Miss Oklahoma Organization, during your Year of Service. This submission allows you to explain to the local judges your subject matter choice, how you choose to advocate for it during your year and the metrics you see for success at the close of your Year of Service. In addition, it should explain how your advocacy will further the Miss Local/Miss Oklahoma/Miss America Organization mission.
This page ONE (1) page, singled-spaced document, combined with the Candidate’s Resume, will comprise your entire application for this job. The judges will receive exactly what is submitted. Any items that do not meet the criteria or are submitted after the deadline will not be given to the judges. If your Social Impact Statement arrives on the day of the deadline, but does not meet the criteria, there will not be time to return it to you; therefore, it will not be given to the judges. The candidate may explain the lack of judging materials during her interview, if she so chooses.
- Go to the word processing program of your computer.
- Start a “new” document.
- Set margins for 1" on all four sides. The font style may not be any smaller than “10” and no larger than “12” point type using the Times New Roman font style.
- With the justification set for left, type “Name:” in bold. Following the colon (:), hit the space bar twice. Then, type your name.
- Then, move to the next line and type “Title:” in bold. Following the colon (:), hit the space bar twice. Then, type your state title.
- Double space down. Set your justification to “center”. Then type in bold and underline the title of your Social Impact Statement.
- Double space down. Write what you feel is critical for the judges to know about your social impact statement and why it is necessary for you to have the job of Miss America to promote this issue. What you write will be what the judges know about your statement, your role in successfully dealing with this issue, and the role the Miss America Organization may play in your plan.
- This essay may include some of the following items (this is not to be meant as an exhaustive list):
- A clear definition of the platform and the specific issues you wish to address
- A plan on how you have or will create awareness of the platform
- The way in which you have or will change attitudes regarding the issue
- The way in which you have or will change behaviors related to this issue
- The way in which your platform issue will move the Miss America Organization forward
- Your media plans
- Your marketing strategy
- How you propose to fund your ideas/plans
- Any significant accomplishments you have made in regard to your issue
- At the bottom of the page, set the justification to the right. Type a line of 26 spaces. Below that line, type Signature/Date and after printing sign and date the document. If you forget to sign and date, we will need to return the document to you as it cannot be accepted without your signature.
It is important that you sign and date the original document and required copies as shown in the attached sample prior to submitting.
Social Impact Initiative Example
Name: Jane Smith
Title: Miss Local
Celebrating Cultural Diversity and Inclusiveness
It is imperative that this nation face and embrace its cultural diversity. While many people have talked about this issue, I believe that most of them have only paid lip service to the true necessity of what needs to be addressed related to this issue. There is a false truth in merely accepting and tolerating cultural diversity. I intend to prove that in order to accept and understand people of other cultures; one must be willing to step out of a personal cultural comfort zone and identify the origin of their prejudice. I will specifically focus on three areas: Children, Communities, and Businesses.
The title of Miss America, combined with the national media already looking at the surface of this issue, will allow me to create the national awareness that must exist. Currently, the term “Cultural Diversity” is well known in the halls of institutions of higher learning and, perhaps, even in the public-school classroom because of the need for some to be politically correct. But, in order for us to make a true change in attitudes and behaviors of Americans, we must move beyond talk and into action and policy changes.
My plan is to motivate the media and to partner with the National Conference for Community and Justice. This organization has chapters in every major city in the nation and, in many cases, those chapters have community leaders involved who can, with encouragement and challenging, bring this issue out of hiding and into the public light in each of those communities.
Obviously, the media and the NCCJ already exist. However, what is lacking is a lightening rod to draw attention to this issue. This is where the Miss America Organization steps into the lead. What better role is there for Miss America than to be an agent of change in organizing our nation to accept our differences and to create an environment that values each person on individual characteristics rather than on stereotypes or assumptions?
For years, Miss America was seen as a young woman who cut ribbons and appeared in parades. It is time for “Miss America” to step out of the convertible and lead the parade. Our country’s ethnic make-up is changing rapidly and our citizen’s fear of terrorism can explode already existing, but deeply hidden prejudices. I want to be the leader that this nation needs.
This nation needs this issue addressed now and through the already existing NCCJ and its local and state organizations combined with the power of Miss America, we can make a concrete difference now, which will change the direction and the future of our nation.
This is your opportunity to demonstrate to the local judges why they should consider you for the job of Miss Local/Miss Oklahoma/Miss America. You may list as many or as few items under each category as you desire. Your only restriction is that it must follow the established format and it must fit on one (1) page. This page, combined with the Social Impact Statement, will comprise your entire application for this job. The judges will receive exactly what is submitted. The judges will receive exactly what is submitted. Any item incorrectly submitted or submitted after the deadline will not be given to the judges. The candidate may explain the lack of judging materials during her interview, if she so chooses.
It is important that these instructions are followed, even when using the preformatted page included:
- Create a “New” document with your computer’s Word program.
- Set margins for 1" on all four sides. The font style may not be any smaller than “10” and no larger than “12” point type, using the Times New Roman font style. Please refer to the attached sample to verify you are following the requested format.
- With the justification set for left, type “Name:” in bold. Following the colon (:), hit the space bar twice. Then, type your name as you wish the judges to know it. (If your name is LaCricia Deborah Smith and you want to be known as “Deborah Smith”, please type “Deborah Smith).
- Then, move to the next line and type “Title:” in bold. Following the colon (:), hit the space bar twice. Then, type your local title.
- Then, move to the next line and type “Hometown:” in bold. Following the colon (:), hit the space bar once. Then, type your hometown including the city and the state. Hit the tab bar approximately six (6) times and type, Contestant Number: _________. You will not know your contestant number at the time you are typing this information, which is why you will need to type a line. If you notice, it is “Contestants number”, and then a colon (:), hit the space bar twice and then begin the line. All of which is in bold. Type the line to long enough to reach the end of the margin. Depending upon your font size, you may need to hit the tab bar 5, 6, or 7 times for it to look correct. The “C” in contestant does not have to line up with the “D” in date (see below), even though it appears that way on the attached sample.
- Move to the next line. Now set your justification to the right. Type “Date of Birth:” in bold. Hit the space bar two (2) times, and type the month, day, and year of your birth. (Ex. October 10, 1995)
- Move Justification to the left. Double space down and type “Education:” in bold. Hit the tab bar three times and then type your most recent school first and your classification for Fall 2019. If it is grad school, indicate it as such. List degree seeking (all on the same line as the name of the school), move to the line underneath that to list your undergraduate school and degree sought/achieved, and below that list your high school. If you are a High School Senior go ahead and list your college for the fall (ex. Oklahoma State University - Freshman).
- Double space down. Hit the tab bar once. Type “Platform Issue:” in bold. Hit the tab bar three times. Type the TITLE of your platform, MAKE SURE IT LINES UP WITH THE INFORMATION ABOVE IT. DO NOT TYPE ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE TITLE.
- Double space down. Hit the tab bar once. Type “Scholastic/Career Ambition:” in bold. Hit the Tab bar once, MAKE SURE IT LINES UP WITH THE OTHERS ABOVE IT. Then type the type of degree/education you would ultimately like to achieve and beneath that, list your career ambition.
- Double space down. Hit the tab bar once. Type “Talent:” in bold. Hit the tab bar three times. Type the type of talent and specific selection. MAKE SURE IT LINES UP WITH THE INFORMATION ABOVE IT. (i.e. Pop Vocal - “Crying”, Tap Dance - “Staying Alive”, etc.)
- Double space down. Type “Scholastic Honors:” in bold. Hit the space bar twice. Each item should be separated by a semi-colon (;).
- Double space down. Type “Leadership Roles:” in bold. Hit the space bar twice. Each item should be separated by a semi-colon (;).
- Double space down. Type “Accomplishments:” in bold. Hit the space bar twice. Each item should be separated by a semi-colon (;).
- Double space down. Type “Interesting Facts:” in bold. Hit the space bar twice. Each item should be separated by a semi-colon (;).
- Double space down. Type “Employment:” in bold. Hit the space bar twice. Each item should be separated by a semi-colon (;).
- Double space down. Type “How has the world you come from shaped your dreams and aspirations?” in bold. Hit the space bar twice. Please answer the question in sentence form.
- Double space down. Type “Of all the ways you could succeed in your life, why have you chosen to succeed in the Miss America Program?” in bold. Hit the space bar twice. Please answer the question in sentence form.
- Double Space down. Type “What social issue, other than your platform, will have the greatest impact on your generation and why?” in bold. Hit the space bar twice. Please answer the question in sentence form.
- Use your best judgment on what is most important for the judges to know about you. Use your space wisely. Attached you will see an example of what it should look like. Any variations from this form will not be considered acceptable. Your materials will not be retyped. The judges will receive your original work.
Please remember that the entire form MUST FIT ON ONE PAGE using the Times New Roman font style. You must leave a 1" margin on all four sides of the page.
This form is given to the judges with your Social Impact Initiative information. You will notice there is a REQUIRED SIGNATURE LINE at the bottom of the Social Impact Initiative. When these two pages are put together, they will create your entire application. Your signature covers the materials listed ON BOTH PAGES. Your signature verifies that everything on your forms is true and accurate. If it is proven that any information on these forms is not true, correct, and factual, you risk disqualification from competing in the National Competition and losing your state/local title.
Name: Jane Smith
Title: Miss Local
Hometown: Anytown, America Contestant Number:__________
Date of Birth: December 29, 1995
Education: University of State – sophomore – Bachelor of Science, Liberal Arts
Frederick Douglass High School
Platform Issue: Celebrating Cultural Diversity and Inclusiveness
Scholastic/Career Ambition: Obtain a Masters of Business Administration
Talent: Pop Vocal / “Fallen”
Scholastic Honors: Recipient of National Coca-Cola Scholarship; Recipient of the Metropolitan Urban League National Scholarship; Dean’s List; Member of the President’s Leadership Council at the UCF
Leadership Roles: Created and implemented a comprehensive Cultural Diversity Education Curriculum for grades K-12 in twelve Public Schools; University Student Body Senator; H.S. Sr. Class Pres.; College Sorority President.
Accomplishments: Recipient of the J.C. Penney Golden Rule Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service to Community; Recipient of the National Conference for Community and Justice Humanitarian Award; Performer, Grand Ole Opry in Nashville; Piano Performance scholarship at State University.
Interesting Facts: First person on either side of my family to attend college; Youngest of five children with a 13-year gap between me and my next oldest sister and an almost 20-year gap between the oldest and myself.
Employment: Internship with a Law Firm; Internship with local ABC television affiliate; Student Assistant at State University.
How has the world you come from shaped your dreams and aspirations?
I come from a loving, supportive family that has always taught me to work hard for the things I want to achieve. Growing up, my parents always encouraged us to get involved with our local community and help those who were less fortunate than us. They tried to instill good values in us and to always guide us on the right path. I think it is because of these lessons my parents taught me that I want to make a difference in today’s world. I aspire to be a woman of great influence, preferably working in the non-profit sector, where I can apply my talents for the greater good and help to change people’s lives. One person truly can make a difference, and I am on my way to proving that cliché. I also dream to one day have a loving family of my own, with beautiful children in whom I can instill the same core values that my parents gave to me.
Of all the ways you could succeed in your life, why have you chosen to succeed in the Miss America Program?
Along with providing the financial assistance for young women to fulfill our educational goals, the Miss America Organization gives us the opportunity to bring national attention to a cause dear to our hearts. If I were to become Miss America, I know that my voice would be heard as a spokesperson for my personal platform, as well as the national platform. Raising awareness of important social and political issues has always been important to me, and Miss America provides the perfect arena for that.
What social issue, other than your platform, will have the greatest impact on your generation and why?
Although I’m not sure I would consider it a social issue, I think technological advancements will have the greatest social impact on my generation. Technology is changing everything – the way we communicate, our lifestyles, access to information – it’s all right at your fingertips! That can be a double-edged sword. I believe we run the risk of losing both interpersonal and language skills due to the ease and speed of communicating electronically. I believe our educators should address this issue immediately, or it may, unfortunately, have the greatest impact on my generation and every generation to follow.
Competition and Judging
Scoring Percentages for State and Local Competitions
- Private Interview = 25%
- Talent = 40%
- Evening Wear/Social Impact = 20%
- On-Stage Interview = 15%
The Private Interview
- A podium will be used
- Interview begins immediately and continues until the 9 minutes and 30 seconds timing mark
- 30 seconds to close this phase of competition
- If discussion ends before the 30 seconds are up, then the interview ends
- The time limit for talent presentation is 90 seconds. Nothing longer will be accepted, and this will be strictly enforced! Candidates should plan a performance that will not exceed this limit.
Evening Wear/Social Impact Competition
- The evening wear/social impact phase of competition is designed for the judge to assess the contestant’s beauty, poise, grace and commanding stage presence. The candidate’s total look is considered. Her evening wear (not the value of the evening wear) should complement the candidate’s individuality. The candidate's social impact should be sincere and compelling, and the candidate should be the "total package" by encompassing natural grace, poise, and a sense of conviction.
FAQs about Miss Northwestern
Frequently Asked Questions
What outfits will I need in order to compete in the Miss Northwestern Scholarship Competition?
- Opening Outfit - This is to be announced; however, this will possibly consist of a Northwestern t-shirt, jeans, and tennis shoes.
- Talent - Gown or Costume
- Evening Gown
- Interview Outfit - For the day of the interview only. Wear an outfit that you would wear to a job interview.
Is there a list of items that I should have with me in my dressing room for the night of the event?
- Bring your own makeup
- Fresh Firm Grip/Medical Tape/Duct Tape
- Baby Wipes
- Hair brush, comb, hair pins
- Vitamins/aspirin/any prescribed medications needed
- Q-tips, cotton balls, Kleenex
- Toothbrush & Toothpaste
- Safety Pins
- Power Strip
- Curling Iron/Hair Dryer/Flat Iron
- Hair Spray
- Personal Hygiene items
Be sure to label all of your items.
What will the judges be looking for in selecting the next Miss Northwestern?
The judges will be looking for someone who can fulfill the job description of Miss Northwestern and the potential next Miss Oklahoma:
- Highly articulate
- Sense of conviction
- Non-programmed, fresh, and approachable
- Able to relate to community leaders and elected officials
- Must be reflective of women her age
- Have that "IT" quality that is hard to define
- Committed to platform
- Willing to promote and support the efforts of the Children's Miracle Network
- Mature enough to handle the job and the responsibilities
- Strong work ethic
- In good health
- Compassionate towards children
- PIZAZZ, PERSONALITY, PEOPLE SKILLS, PURPOSE
***The next Miss Northwestern will not have to be the "most" in any of these areas, but she must possess ALL of these qualities.
Miss Northwestern History
The Miss Northwestern Organization provides a personal and professional opportunity for Northwestern Oklahoma State University young women to promote their voice in culture, politics, and the community. The competition empowers young women to achieve their personal and professional goals, and provides a forum in which to express their opinions, talents, and intelligence.
Who is Miss Northwestern?
The Miss Northwestern Competition attracts the most intelligent, highly motivated, and community-oriented young women Northwestern Oklahoma State University has as students. All young women meeting the age and other requirements are eligible to compete from all three of Northwestern's campuses.
Source of Scholarship Funds
The competition was revived in 2001 from an 18-year absence through the cooperative effort of the Presidential Partners program, Northwestern Oklahoma State University and community involvement. Tuition scholarship awards are funded through the Northwestern Foundation. Cash scholarship awards are funded through the Presidential Partners Program and community involvement at Northwestern Oklahoma State University
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