Archive for Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Miss Lawrence pageant revived

March 10, 2010


The Miss Lawrence Scholarship Pageant returns this weekend after a nine-year absence.

The pageant will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Lawrence Community Theatre, 1501 N.H.

Eight contestants, ages 17 to 24, are scheduled to compete, organizer Don Bushell said. Bushell said that with eight contestants the pageant would be allowed to award two winners: one for Miss Lawrence and one for Miss Leavenworth County.

He said the former Miss Leavenworth County title holder has resigned, and board members for that pageant are assisting with the Lawrence pageant.

Tickets cost $10 and will be available starting at 6:30 p.m. at the door.

Contestants will compete in four categories: swimsuit, talent, interview and evening gown. The event is a preliminary to the Miss Kansas and Miss America pageants.

Bushell said the pageant is also looking for members of the community interested in serving on the board of directors or volunteering for committees involved in the program. Anyone interested can call Bushell at 785-331-2618 or send an e-mail to


Mel Briscoe 8 years, 3 months ago

yee haw! love the objectifying of young women just to get a little scholarship money! woot!

Take_a_letter_Maria 8 years, 3 months ago

I wonder if Mr. Jarboe will be boycotting this event as well.

somedude20 8 years, 3 months ago

"I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some people out there in our nation don't have maps and, uh, I believe that our, uh, education like such as in South Africa and, uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and, I believe that they should, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., uh, or, uh, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future, for our children" Lauren Caitlin Upton 2007 Miss Teen USA pageant

donbushell 8 years, 3 months ago

...and then we have those who used the scholarship money to become Doctors, Lawyers, Teachers, Performers, Coaches, Technitions, Scientist Researchers, College Professors, Pilots, Military Officers, and so many more careers. As for Lauren, a straight A student in South Carolina who had a "teen moment" on live television...thanks for the laughs and the memories.

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