Candidate and Little Sister applications are available for the Best of the West competition to be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Alliance High School PAC.   

Formerly the Miss Alliance/Miss Chadron Miss and Outstanding Teen pageant, the Best of the West competition is an official local contest of the the Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competition. 

It is designed to promote scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement for America’s young women.

Along with scholarships, crowns and prizes, the winners of the Best of the West competition will compete for the title of Miss Nebraska and Miss Nebraska’s Outstanding Teen in June in North Platte.

The teen competition is open to all female Nebraska residents who are at least 13-years-old by June, 2023, and no older than 17 and actively enrolled in high school by June of 2023.

The Miss competition is open to all female Nebraska residents who are at least 17-years-old by June 2023 and a high school graduate and no older than 26 by December 2023. 

The teen and miss candidates will be judged based on interview, talent, red carpet (evening wear), on-stage question with teens competing in physical fitness and miss in a separate social impact statement competition. There will also be a separate overall community service competition, audience choice award, and Miss Congeniality voting that do not count in the overall scoring. A silent auction will also take place during the competition.  

Emcees for the evening will be Steffany Lien, Miss Nebraska 2022 and Alexandra Thompson, Miss Nebraska’s Outstanding Teen 2022. 

Miss Nebraska Steffany Lien

Thompson, who was crowned Miss Alliance’s Outstanding Teen 2022 last November in Alliance, will return to the Best of the West stage to help crown our 2023 titleholders.   

The competition is also seeking girls ages kindergarten through 5th grade to participate in our Little Sister program.  Little sisters will be paired with the contestants for the competition and will dance onstage and escort their contestant during the red carpet presentation. 

For more information, contact Riki at 308-430-4355 or miss.alliance.pageant@gmail.com. Contestant and little sister deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 1.    

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