Pageant looking for contestants

Staff Writer
Morton Times-News

 The Miss Morton Scholarship Pageant focuses on awarding scholarship money to talented young women from the community.  

This year’s Miss Morton competition will be held on Sept. 8 as a kick off to the 47th Annual Morton Pumpkin Festival.

Miss Morton is open to young women ages 16-19 who are either residents of Morton, students at Morton High School or alumni of Morton High School.   

Contestants will compete in a variety of categories including interview, talent, passion/community involvement and platform.

The crowned Miss Morton will receive a $2,000 scholarship, have an active role in the Morton Pumpkin Festival, and participate in a variety of community events during her one-year reign.

To secure one of the 10 spots available in the 2013 Miss Morton Scholarship Pageant, a completed registration form and $75 registration fee must be submitted online by June 15 at www.mortonpumpkinfestival.org/miss-morton.     

This year’s Miss Morton Scholarship Pageant is sponsored by Soderstrom Skin Institute.