Registration opens for local pageant

Published 9:01 am Friday, December 11, 2015

Entry forms are now available for 2016 Mrs. Southwest Michigan, 2016 Southwest Michigan’s Pre-Teen and 2016 Southwest Michigan’s Princess.

The Southwest Michigan Scholarship Program’s focus is on teaching youth of the greater southwest Michigan area about the values of leadership, community service, respect and honor.

All scholarships awarded through this program stay local.

The Princess Program is open to girls between the ages of 6 and 9 by the pageant date, who live in the greater southwest Michigan area.

The Pre-Teen Program is for girls between the ages of 10 and 12 and the Mrs. Program is open to married women between the ages of 24 and 60.

All programs will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at the Bridgman High School auditorium.

More than $3,000 in scholarships and gifts will be awarded this year. For an entry form visit the program’s website at

For questions, please call the Southwest Michigan Scholarship Program office at (269) 428-4999. The deadline for applications is Feb. 6, 2016.