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Miss Grayson, Miss Heart of the Parks & Miss Carter County Scholarship Pageant

Contestant Qualifications
Application Information
Contestant Qualifications
Contestant Information

What does it take to be Miss Grayson, Miss Heart of the Parks or Miss Carter County?


In this section you will find out more about the specific qualifications that enable you to be eligible to compete for the titles of Miss Grayson, Miss Heart of the Parks and Miss Carter County.  If you have any specific questions regarding any information presented on this website, please email us and let us know.  We are here to help!  For information about the specific areas of competition, click on the above for "Information about the Miss America System".

Qualifications to become Miss Grayson, Miss Heart of the Parks and Miss Carter County:

  1. You must be at least 17 years of age and a senior in high school and no older than 24 on December 31st of the current year in which you will compete at the state pageant.
  2. You are a citizen of the United States.
  3. There are three ways in which someone can be eligible to compete in Miss Grayson, Miss Heart of the Parks and Miss Carter County pageant.  You could be a resident of Carter, Boyd, Elliott, Greenup and Lawrence Counties (for Miss Grayson) or a Kentucky resident (for Miss Heart of the Parks and Miss Carter County) for at least six months (with proof of official document establishing residency, ie driver's license).  You could be a student at a college or university in one of those counties or in the state having completed at least one semester as a full time student (at least 12 credit hours) and presently be enrolled and attending classes on a full-time basis at an accredited college or university (must submit proof).  You could also be a full-time employee working in any of those counties or the state of Kentucky (at least 40 hours per week in Kentucky) for at least six months immediately prior to this competition and still employed at the present time (must show proof). 
  4. You must have been born female.
  5. You are not now nor have you ever been married.
  6. You are not now pregnant nor have you ever been pregnant.  You are not the adoptive parent of any child.
  7. You are of good moral character and have not been involved at any time in any act of moral turpitude.
  8. Other than minor or petty offenses, you have never been convicted of any criminal offense and there are no criminal charges presently pending against you.                                                                               

If you have any specific questions about any of the above mentioned criteria, please let us know. 


Please contact us with any questions you may have:

Deirdre Shufflebarger, Pageant Director
Home Phone: 606-474-7565
Cell Phone: 606-923-0852