The Miss Pequot Lakes Scholarship Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 17, in the Pequot Lakes High School auditorium. Contestants are asked to apply by Monday, March 2.

The pageant is open to all female junior and senior high school students in the Pequot Lakes School District, including Crosslake Community School, online and home-schooled students. Students must be in good standing and meeting their school requirements.

Students must have their application in by Monday, March 2, to the pageant committee office located at Merritt Jewelers in Pequot Lakes or to the Pequot Lakes High School office.

Scholarship amounts for 2020 are: Miss Pequot Lakes, $4,000: Pequot Lakes Princess, $2,000; and Miss Congeniality, $1,000.

Miss Pequot Lakes, Pequot Lakes Princess and Miss Congeniality will be required to volunteer and attend community events and business celebrations listed as follows. If for some reason the winners cannot attend, they will need to notify the pageant committee as soon as possible.

Events: Cherry Car Show in June; Stars & Stripes Parade in Pequot Lakes and Freedom Days Parade in Nisswa in July; event honoring volunteers and Bean Hole Days in Pequot Lakes in July; Chokecherry Festival/Pet Parade in August; Pequot Lakes Fall Festival/Halloween event; Santa’s Bobbin into Town in Pequot Lakes on the second weekend in December; Breezy Point Ice Fest in January; St. Patrick's Day Day Parade in Crosslake in March; other area pageants; Miss Pequot Lakes fundraisers, including the Princess Ball and Queens Tea.

Last-minute functions may come up as well.

The week of the pageant - Monday-Friday, April 13-16 - there will be additional days required for rehearsals, etc. Rehearsal starts at 5 p.m. each day that week in the high school auditorium.

The pageant will include evening gown competition, talent, interview, onstage question and congeniality.

For more information, contact Kimberly Ziesemer at 218-851-2764 or ziesemers@tds.net.