The Miss Plano Frisco Scholarship Organization is a local franchise of the Miss Texas Organization and the Miss America Organization. We are committed to helping young women achieve excellence and providing positive growth opportunities. Our primary objectives are to help young women build confidence, cultivate skills, earn scholarships, showcase strengths, and serve the community. To learn more about becoming a contestant, click here.
The Miss America Organization held their first pageant in 1921 and at the time was considered a “Beauty Pageant”. It was originally created as a means to keep vacationers at the beach past the Labor Day holiday. Through the years the popularity of the pageant grew and so did the program. Miss America became more than a beauty pageant, it had become a scholarship program as well and awarded a scholarship grant of $5,000 to Bess Myerson in 1945. She was the first college graduate to serve as Miss America.
The first live television broadcast was in 1954, drawing in 27 million viewers, or 39 percent of the audience. Bert Parks, who introduced the song, “There She Is Miss America” began a 25-year stint as Master of Ceremonies in 1955. The first Miss America broadcasted in color was 1966 and the event was the fourth longest-running event in television history. Traditionally held for 85 years in Atlantic City, the pageant officially moved to Las Vegas in 2006.
Miss America is a not-for-profit corporation that has maintained a lasting positive effect for women over the last century. They have been instrumental in shaping this nation's concept of women since the inception, are the world’s largest provider of scholarships for young women and almost all contestants have either received, or are in the process of earning college or post-graduate degrees. To learn more about the Miss America Organization click here.
A sister company to the Miss America Organization, Miss America's Outstanding Teen promotes scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement for America's teens. To learn more about the Miss America's Outstanding Teen program, click here.
The Miss Texas Organization, headquartered in Fort Worth, became a statewide forum for today's young women to express their viewpoints, talents and accomplishments to Texas audiences in 1936. Eligibility for competition in the Miss Texas Organization begins by winning a local preliminary title, like Miss Plano or Miss Frisco. From the local preliminary, the winner moves forward to compete at state for the state title. A contestant may compete at the state level more than once, but only one time in the national pageant. More than 12,000 women participate in the state and local events each year. This organization is a remarkable community of people dedicated to the idea that talent, commitment and hard work can make you, and your community better. To learn more about the Miss Texas Organization click here.
The Miss Texas Outstanding Teen program promotes scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement for girls (ages 13 - 17). This program also gives younger teens an avenue to develop their public speaking skills and a forum to present their talents and viewpoints as well as providing them with the opportunity to be better prepared as they move into the "Miss" competition age group. To learn more about the Miss Texas Outstanding Teen program click here.
The Miss Texas Scholarship Pageant Lone Star Princess program is for young ladies (ages 6 - 12). The purpose of the program is for the local Miss Texas titleholder to mentor these young ladies who may have an interest in competing someday in the Miss Texas Scholarship Pageant and who are interested in community service. The Princesses will have the opportunity as provided by the local pageant director and local titleholder to be a part of the titleholder's year. To learn more about becoming a Lone Star Princess click here.