The Best of the West Scholarship Pageant, a local affiliate of the Miss America Pageant, is Saturday at 6:00 at the Alliance Performing Arts Center at Alliance High School.
Best of the West is a merger of the Miss Alliance and Miss Chadron pageants with four titles to be awarded: Miss Alliance, Miss Chadron, Miss Alliance Outstanding Teen and Miss Chadron OT.
The winners advance to the appropriate state pageants and chance to move on the the Miss America
There are 5 candidates vying for the Outstanding Teen titles, including 2 from Hemingford, and 7 for the Miss titles, none from the Northern Panhandle.
Co-emcees are Miss Nebraska 2021 Morgan Holen and her mother, Miss Nebraska 1988 Jodi Miller Holen – the first mother-daughter Miss Nebraskas.
Morgan will represent the state next month at the 100th Anniversary Miss America Scholarship Pageant.
Doors to the PAC open at 5:00 with the auditorium doors opening at 5:30. Tickets are available at the door.