Contestants sought for the 50th annual Miss Nisswa Scholarship Pageant

Registration due by March 4.

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NISSWA — The Miss Nisswa Scholarship Pageant celebrates half a century in 2022.

Registration is open for the 50th annual Miss Nisswa Scholarship Pageant and 31st annual Little Miss Nisswa Program.

This event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, in the Nisswa Elementary School. All previous royalty are welcome to attend to pageant in their crowns and sashes.

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

The five areas of competition are essay, talent, onstage question, evening gown and personal interview. Scholarships, prizes and cash awards total more than $5,500.


Registrations are available now and are due by March 4. Rehearsals start 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 now until March 4. To be eligible for this program, a 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 , message the organization’s Facebook page at Nisswa Youth Scholarship Organization, or call 218-831-0138.

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