2017 Madison Regatta
Scholarship Pageant

Pageant set for June 26th
at North Madison Christian Church

(June 23, 2017) – Twelve contestants have entered the 2017 Miss Madison Scholarship Pageant, set for 7 p.m. Monday, June 26, at the North Madison Christian Church on Hwy. 62 in Madison, Ind. After more than 45 years of sponsoring the pageant, the women of Xi Beta Upsilon have retired and turned the event over the Regatta Festival Committee.
Kim True is chairing this year’s pageant, and Blush on Main is the sponsor. The contest is open to women between the ages of 18 and 26. The winner and her court will attend Regatta events and take part in the H1 Unlimited trophy presentation ceremony of the Indiana Governor’s Cup late Sunday, July 2.
Contestants include Courtney Ayler, 18, of Madison; Mariah Franklin, 20, of Scottsburg, Ind.; Mallorie Mayer, 21, of Scottsburg; Shavonne Resendiz, 18, of Madison; Emry Schnell, 19, of Madison; Macy Taylor, 24, of Madison; Trisha Thurston, 19, of Madison; Karrington True of Madison; Katie Browning, 21, of Madison; Stephanie Eaglin, 19, of Hanover, Ind.; Hannah Shaffer, 18, of Lexington, Ind.; and Sarelia Rios-Garcia, 19, of Madison.

Photo by Don Ward

The 2017 Madison Regatta Scholarship Pageant contestants are (front row from left) Mallorie Mayer, Shavonne Resendiz, Katie Browning, Sarelia Rios-Garcia, Hannah Shaffer, Stephanie Eaglin, (back row from left) Emry Schnell, Courtney Ayler, Trisha Thurston, Karrington True, Macy Taylor and Mariah Franklin. The competition is planned for 7 p.m. Monday, June 26.

Contestants will wear three outfits during the competition – business, style wear and an evening gown.
The winner of the pageant will receive the $2,500 Sarah Morgan Humanitarian Scholarship. The first runner-up will receive the $1,500 Morgan-Nay Legacy Scholarship. A Stylemaker Award, chosen by the judges, will receive a $500 scholarship.
New this year, each contestant will be asked to give a three to five minute presentation on a local non-profit organization, which will be assigned.
Winners will be required to do five hours of community service at the nonprofit organization by Aug. 1 to be eligible to receive their scholarship.
A $500 scholarship from the Croxton family will be awarded to the People’s Choice Award winner voted on through audience participation via monetary donations, which will go to the winning contestant’s nonprofit organization.

Tickets to the pageant are $8 at the door. Tickets may also be purchased at Blush on Main, German American Bank and the Madison Regatta office.

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