The Miss Spirit of Indiana Scholarship Pageant is pleased to announce its inaugural dual program with the Miss Heart of the Midwest Scholarship Pageant on Feb. 24 at the Indiana Historical Society in Indianapolis.
The Miss Heart of the Midwest Scholarship Pageant was co-founded by the Miss Spirit of Indiana Scholarship Pageant board in order to give two women the opportunity to compete at the Miss Indiana Scholarship Pageant.
"We realized that we had the resources and the interest to award two titles and knew that giving another girl the chance to compete at the state level was a no-brainer, " said Paige Geer, Executive Director of Miss Spirit of Indiana.
The interest in the program is what ultimately helped the board make the decision to add a second title.
"We had more than 50 young women email us requesting applications – which is about as many women who compete at Miss America – and we just knew it was time to expand," said Chloe Anagnos, Executive Director of Miss Heart of the Midwest.
The inaugural dual program – the largest local of the Miss Indiana local season – will feature 22 contestants vying for the titles and opportunity to represent their community at the Miss Indiana Scholarship Pageant in June.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the show starts at 5 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door and program books are $3. Current Miss America Organization title holders are admitted for free with sash.
Founded in 2016, Miss Spirit of Indiana is a preliminary scholarship program to Miss Indiana and Miss America. The organization, its board and volunteers advocate for women's education, provide scholarship assistance, and support Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.