What are the duties of Miss Alaska and Miss Alaska’s Teen?
Miss Alaska’s Teen will represent Alaska at Miss America’s Teen Pageant. Miss Alaska will represent Alaska at the Miss America Pageant (dates vary). The summer is spent preparing for the respective national pageant and requires sponsor events, community service projects, and continued preparation for the various phases of competition. Upon return from ‘Nationals,’ our titleholders continue to make appearances and volunteer in our community at various charitable organizations or events to promote their chosen platforms. This year’s titleholders have been especially busy, but the amount of time spent on appearances is also up to the individual titleholder to find and schedule those opportunities.
What will I gain by participating?
Competing for Miss Alaska is a unique experience with many rewards beyond the title of Miss Alaska or her Teen. The preparation to compete requires attention to job essentials such as preparing a resume, setting goals, making deadlines, and practicing interview skills under pressure. You will earn scholarship funds for college and graduate school. In addition, you will become more aware of your talents and strengths.
You will gain confidence in presenting yourself in a public setting and improve your ability to make a great first impression. Many pageant contestants say that the interview skills they acquired through our program have been invaluable in landing their dream job. The volunteer hours that are encouraged look great on a resume and are great networking opportunities. Lastly, the friendships with other contestants and volunteers last a lifetime.