Road to Miss America 2012:
Miss Montana 2011, the 62nd edition of the pageant, will be held on June 18, 2011 in the Dawson County High School auditorium. The winner will represent Montana in Miss America 2012. Miss Montana’s Outstanding Teen Competition will be held in conjunction with the Miss Montana competition.
Preliminary competition with 10 Miss Montana contestants and five Outstanding Teens begins at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Dawson County High School auditorium. The Beauties in the Badlands parade followed by an ice cream social is set for 1 p.m. on Friday. Miss Montana’s Outstanding Teen 2011 will be named Friday evening. Saturday night, Miss Montana is selected.
Doors open at 6 p.m. nightly with vendors and silent auction items in the lobby. Tickets are: $10 for Thursday, $20 Friday, $30 Saturday or purchase all three nights for $50. Reserved seating is available for $75 for all three nights. Tickets are available at the Glendive Chamber of Commerce, online at www.missmontana.com, or at the door.
Miss Montana Contestants are: Chantell Bury, Cortney Bury, Angela Schneider, Glendive; Taryn Chuter, Corvallis; Arlene Dwyer, Florence; Veronika Ohlinger, Cooke City; D’Jeane Peters, Grass Range; Karin Thompson, Helena; Gillette Vaira, Lambert; Nicole Yost, Bozeman.
Miss Montana’s Outstanding Teen Contestants are: Jalyssa Gorder, Sidney; Jaelynn Grisso, Glendive; Kinslee Hage, Colstrip; Heide Leipheimer, Butte; Kara Mantooth, Lewistown.