Registration is open for the 49th annual Miss Nisswa Scholarship Pageant and 30th annual Little Miss Nisswa Program.

This event starts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at Nisswa Elementary School.

To be eligible for the Miss Nisswa Pageant, girls must be in grades 11 or 12 or the homeschool equivalent, and they must live within a 10-mile radius of the Nisswa Chamber of Commerce, have attended Nisswa Elementary School in any grade or currently attend Brainerd High School.

The five areas of competition are essay, talent, on stage question, evening gown and personal interview.

Scholarships, prizes and cash awards have been increased this year totaling more than $5,500.

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Registrations are available now and due by Feb. 28. Rehearsal starts in mid-March. These girls will go on to represent Nisswa at various events throughout their year of service.

The Little Miss program registrations are open until Feb. 28. To be eligible for this program, the girl must be in second grade at Nisswa Elementary School. Three second grade girls will have their names drawn randomly to represent Nisswa as a Little Miss.

These girls will be partnered with either Miss Nisswa, Miss Nisswa First Princess or Miss Nisswa Congeniality for appearances throughout their year of service.

For more information or a registration form, email missnisswascholarshippageant@gmail.com or message the organization’s Facebook page - Nisswa Youth Scholarship Organization.