Sign-ups begin for the 2019 Miss Dowagiac Scholarship Pageant

DOWAGIAC – Young women attending Dowagiac Union High School, who would like to sign up for the 2019 Miss Dowagiac Scholarship Pageant may do so beginning from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Dowagiac Union High School cafeteria. After that date, applications will be available in the high school main office until Friday, Oct. 12.

The 2019 Miss Dowagiac will be crowned Saturday, Jan. 12, as the pageant celebrates its 80th year. As a long-standing tradition, the Miss Dowagiac Scholarship Pageant awards college scholarships to members of the Court of Honor and also affords Miss Dowagiac the opportunity to enter preliminary competitions to the Miss Michigan/America or Miss Michigan/USA pageants.  In recent years, nearly $69,000 in college scholarships have been awarded.

According to Tracy Urbanski, a member of the Pageant Executive Committee, a mandatory meeting will be hosted for interested applicants at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, within the Dowagiac Community Room located in the James E. Snow Professional Building at 203 S. Front St.  At that meeting, applicants will turn in their emergency contact forms, their completed applications and pay their $20 entry fees.

Girls who apply must be 17 years old by Jan. 1, 2019.  Contestants must also be full-time residents of the Dowagiac School District and attend Dowagiac Union Schools.  Applicants must have good school attendance and a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher at the end of the semester prior to the application process.  Pageant officials will verify this with school officials.

Urbanski said after applications have been reviewed, a social will take place Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Dowagiac Area History Museum for all contestants and their parents or guardians. At the social, contestants will receive more detailed information on the pageant, and will have their photos taken for the pageant program. This will also be a time for applicants and their parents or guardians to ask questions.   

For more information on the Miss Dowagiac Scholarship Pageant, contact Vickie Phillipson, program director of the Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Pageant Executive Committee, at (269) 782-8212 or vphillipson@Dowagiac.org.

Dowagiac

Retired Dowagiac resident returns to teaching at 80

Cass County

Report finds problem-solving courts help lower recidivism, unemployment rates

Business

Yarn on Front owner shares how she adapted, overcame pandemic squeeze

Dowagiac

DUS graduate raising money for independent film project

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Rotary Club excited to bring ‘welcome’ sign to community

Berrien County

MDHHS extends epidemic order, strengthens mask requirement for children

Buchanan

Buchanan District Library awarded American Library Association grant

Dowagiac

SMC Board of Trustees prepares for Higher Learning Commission reaffirmation visit

Cass County

Cass County votes to engage Kalamazoo studio for Cass County Historic Courthouse services

Berrien County

Buchanan graduate now Berrien County prosecuting attorney

Cass County

Cass County Veterans Affairs Office welcomes new leadership

Edwardsburg

Edwardsburg Chamber of Commerce hosting monthly giveaways

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 770,822 cases, 16,731 deaths

Dowagiac

No danger found following lockdown at DUHS

News

Berrien County Public Defender’s Office to increase staff

Berrien County

Buchanan man named 911 Telecommunicator of the Year

Dowagiac

Dowagiac man arrested for possession of meth

Education

Niles teacher accused of assault pleads not guilty

Dowagiac

Dowagiac Police Log: April 7-13

Berrien County

LMC to host virtual career, program expo for prospective students

Dowagiac

Dowagiac woman to compete in ‘Jeopardy!’ 2021 Tournament of Champions

Business

Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce hosts ribbon-tying ceremonies for two new businesses

Dowagiac

Four arrested in Dowagiac drug search

Berrien County

Niles city, DART consider south county expansion