Best of the West Pageant Set For November 10 in Alliance


Pageants combine to present The Best of the West Pageant in Alliance

Contestant and Little Sister applications are now available for the 2019 BEST OF THE WEST pageant to be held Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 6 P.M. at the Alliance High School PAC.   Mistress of ceremonies for the pageant will be Jessica Shultis, Miss Nebraska 2018, honored this fall with a Top 10 placement at the Miss America competition.

Originally the Miss Alliance and Miss Alliance’s Outstanding Teen Pageant, this year’s pageant will combine with the Miss Chadron pageant for one “mega” pageant dubbed the Best of the West Pageant.  The titles awarded will include the Miss and Outstanding Teen Alliance, Chadron, Harvest Moon Festival, and Fur Trade days titles.

The Miss and Outstanding Teen pageants are under the Miss Nebraska and Miss Nebraska’s Outstanding Teen Competition, which is held under the Miss America Organization.  It is designed to promote scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement for America’s young women. Along with scholarships, crowns and prizes, the winners will compete for the title of Miss Nebraska and Miss Nebraska’s Outstanding Teen next year.

The teen competition is open to all female Nebraska residents who are at least 13 years old (by May 1, 2019) and no older than 17 and in 11th grade while the miss competition is open to all female Nebraska residents who are at least 17 years old and in 12th grade and no older than 25 by December 31, 2019.

Contestants will be judged based on interview, talent, physical fitness, evening wear and on-stage question.  There will also be a separate overall community service competition, audience choice award, and Miss Congeniality voting that do not count in the overall scoring.  A silent auction will also take place during the pageant. Little Sisters will be paired with the contestants for the pageant and will dance on stage and escort their contestant during evening wear.

For more information, contact Riki at 308-430-4355 or Melinda Cullan at 303-710-5593 or Contestant and Little Sister deadline is Monday, October 29.  

The 2019 Miss Nebraska Competition will take place June 2-8, 2019 in North Platte, Nebraska. For more information about the program, or Miss Nebraska 2018 Jessica Shultis, please visit, or email

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