Miss Gastonia Scholarship Association, Inc. is an official preliminary pageant program of the Miss North Carolina and Miss
America organizations, serving a
ten-county region that includes Gaston, Cleveland, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Union, Rutherford,
Catawba, Caldwell, Burke, and Polk counties.
program is committed to promoting the four principles of Miss America: Service, Scholarship, Style,
Delores Cox serves as the executive director.
The people who
serve on our pageant committee are volunteers committed to
providing scholarship opportunities and enriching the lives of young women in our community. The cash and
in-kind scholarships made available to this year's contestants totaled more than $59,000.
We sponsor the Miss Gastonia Scholarship Pageant and the Miss Gastonia’s
Outstanding Teen Pageant each summer. The pageants
are "stacked" pageants, which means two winners are crowned – Miss Gastonia and Miss Gaston County and Miss
Gastonia’s Outstanding Teen and Miss Gaston County’s Outstanding Teen.
The four titleholders advance to the Miss North Carolina Scholarship Pageant and the Miss North Carolina’s
Outstanding Teen Pageant held in Raleigh in June.
Don't miss the
opportunity to be a part of our exciting pageant program ...
Your Crown Awaits!
are the best pageant program in the Gaston region!
The Miss Gastonia
Scholarship Association retains exclusive rights to the use
of all information and photographs on this website. Use of
our information and photographs without permission is an unlawful violation of our copyright policy.
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