An evening of style, grace and entertainment will be in store as the annual Miss Southeast
Scholarship Pageant returns to the Edsel Godbey Appalachian Center at Cumberland.
The event, set to be held on the campus of Southeast Kentucky Community amp; Technical College, will be Saturday, Feb. 4 at 6:30 p.m. as contestants representing each of the schools five campuses will compete for the title. The winner will be awarded a $1,000 one-semester scholarship to attend SKCTC and will represent the college at the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival set for Memorial Day weekend at Pine Mountain State Resort Park.
Contestants must be full-time students with a grade point average of 2.5 or better, never married with no children, and they are required to compete in the talent portion of the show. Each will be judged on her on-stage question, talent, and poise and presence displayed during the evening gown segment of the pageant. Additionally, contestants will be interviewed by a panel of judges prior to the beginning of the event.
Long-time faculty member Carlton W. Hughes will serve as master of ceremonies with musical entertainment to be performed by Kaitlyn Skidmore who will clog and do pointe ballet, while the reigning Miss Southeast Brooke Sampson will play the piano. At the conclusion of the evening, Dr. W. Bruce Ayers, SKCTC president, with crown the winner and award trophies to the first and second runner up as well as the winner of the talent segment and to the Miss Congeniality victor.
Veria Cookie Baldwin is the director of the event, having served in that capacity for over 20 years. She is assisted by Michael Corriston, Tom Pope, Charlotte Lockaby, Cathie Day, Al Cornett and Chris Jones.
Admission is free and for further details about the Miss Southeast Scholarship Pageant, contact Ms. Baldwin, SKCTC Cumberland, by phoning 589-3018.