QUEEN PAGEANT

Tied for 2018 Miss Congeniality were 1st Runner-up Sydney Fourkiller and Queen Chloe Brown

Girls gain valuable poise and skills by competing for Strawberry Festival Queen

Pageant Application and Contract

Application - 2019 Pageant (pdf)

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Contract- 2019 Pageant (pdf)

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 Girls from Adair County between the ages of 16 & 21 are  encouraged to participate in the pageant. Pageant directors and Kiwanis  Club members work with the girls twice a week for 6-7 weeks of training.  Developing grace and the girl's own personal skills and talents are the  focus of the sessions. Girls from all four county high schools and home  schools have the opportunity to work and dance together, making new  friends and having loads of fun.


By participating in the  Strawberry Festival Queen Pageant, girls are given the opportunity to  develop poise and self-confidence. They are taught interviewing skills  and practice answering questions under stressful conditions. These  abilities have lifetime benefits, enabling success in many work and  social situations. Pageant directors are former Strawberry Festival  Queens who are willing and able to pass along their expertise to the  young ladies who are interested in learning to present themselves in the  best light.


In addition, each young lady that participates  receives a stipend and the top three contestants earn scholarships to  the college of their choice.  


For more information  on the pageant and who is eligible, read the Rules and Conditions  Governing the Strawberry Festival Queen Pageant below.  Around the first  of January, information on how to apply will be available at local high  schools and through the local newspapers. 

Rules and Conditions Governing the Strawberry Festival Queen Pageant

 

  1. Must be no younger than 16, and no older than 21, on the next Strawberry Festival Day. 
  2. Must be female, unmarried and not divorced.
  3. Must never have had a child, or now be pregnant.
  4. Must  be a bona fide resident of Adair County in the state of Oklahoma as of  the application date.  If attending college outside of Adair County,  your permanent address MUST be in Adair County. 
  5. Must be of good  moral character, not been involved in any act of moral turpitude, never  performed any act or engaged in any activity or employment that could  reasonably be considered dishonest, immoral or indecent, and not use or  consume an illegal controlled dangerous substance or abuse the use of  alcohol or other dangerous substances.
  6. Must agree to relinquish  the crown and title in the event that you violate the terms of Rule #6,  choose to become married, become pregnant, or permanently move from  Adair County before the Strawberry Festival at the end of your term.
  7. All  contestants are expected to attend and participate in scheduled group  rehearsals. Each participant must be present for all rehearsals and the  dress rehearsal on the Friday night prior to the pageant, unless the  proposed absence is approved well in advance by the pageant director.   Rehearsals will be closed to the general public.  At the sole discretion  of the Pageant Director, family members and/or guests may attend  rehearsals, but may not interact with the contestants.
  8. All  clothing worn during the pageant will be modest and must be approved by  the Pageant Director.  Clothing needed will be as follows:  Interview  Outfit – street length dress, suit or pant suit;  Opening Number –   street length or cocktail dress or outfits coordinated by the  Director;  Street Wear – street length dress, suit or pant suit;  Formal  Wear – Something flattering to your coloring and body shape;  Talent  Outfit – appropriate for the activity.
  9. Judging criteria for the  pageant will be as follows: Poise and Personality 30%, Appearance 35%,  Communicative Skills 25% and Talent 10%.