What is the Miss Thurston County Pageant?
The program empowers young women through scholastic opportunity and gives them the skills they need to succeed!
How old does one have to be to enter?
17-24, more requirements here.
What do I get out of it?
An empowering experience, see more here.
Is this like what I see on TV?
That’s funny, no. This is like nothing I would have ever imagined. This is a fun, authentic group of girls! Look at these photos…what do you think these girls are like? For me they are the funniest, most kind hearted angels I have met. This was our second year doing photography for the Miss Thurston County Pageant and the experience just keeps getting better and better! The girls keep surprising me with the amount of love and authenticity they show. So no, its not like the stereotypical idea that has been somehow absorbed by our subconscious. It is the opposite and I highly recommend every girl tries it out, because at the end of the day everyone gains something really special from the program.
What have these contestants said about their experience?
“This has given me the skills I need to succeed in my academic and career goals. The board and volunteers have donated hours of their time to giving us mock interviews and teaching us valuable professional skills. Not to mention, I have made the most amazing girlfriends through the program! I know that we will be lifelong sisters.” – Anikka
“My pageant experience has been wonderful. I’ve met a lot of amazing people and I’ve already learned a lot of new things.” – Cynthia
“Making lifetime friends and lifetime memories! The Miss Thurston County Program has touched my heart!” – Kuinn