The Miss Virginia competition is a scholarship pageant for women, with the titleholder representing Virginia in the Miss America pageant. The competition was founded in as a scholarship contest for young women, although women had represented Virginia in the Miss America pageant since the s. Three Miss Virginia winners have gone on to be crowned Miss America, including former national titleholder Caressa Cameron. Contestants may compete at the local and state level more than once, but having won a state title may only compete in the national Miss America competition one time. The state pageant was formerly held in Roanoke, Virginia at the Roanoke Civic Center in June or July, and moved to Liberty University in Lynchburg in June  During her reign, Miss Virginia travels over 40, miles across the state making appearances to further her social impact initiative, visit schools, and for th. Although Miss America state pageants used to run unofficial teen competitions, Miss America's Outstanding Teen was the first official teen pageant associated with the Miss America Organization and the first for which there was a national competition. Virginia is one of the more successful states at Miss Teen USA, and is placed in the top twenty in terms of number and value of placements .
Mark your calendar and submit your paperwork today! Wrapped up a great first week of my senior year! Looking forward to a busy and rewarding year as I complete my senior internship, Capstone service project, serve as BETA Club President, train girlpowergrants.
Voting closes Thursday, July 25th at pm ET. The Miss Virginia's Outstanding Teen program promotes scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement for America's teens. Miss Virginia's Outstanding Teen was organized in conjunction with Miss America's Outstanding Teen to encourage positive achievement by helping to nurture and build the scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living, and community involvement of Virginia's youth. Miss Virginia's Outstanding Teen hosts a state competition intended to encourage and reward the talent, communication skills, community service and academic achievement of girls between 13 and 17 years of age.