Road to Miss America 2012:
Miss Wisconsin 2011 will be crowned on Saturday, June 18, 2011. The winner will represent Wisconsin in Miss America 2012. Check out the schedule of event for Miss Wisconsin 2011.
»The first night of preliminary competition begins at 7:30 p.m. at Alberta Kimball Auditorium, 375 N. Eagle St., with half of the contestants competing in talent and on-stage question categories and the other half in swimsuit and evening wear. Tickets are $15.
»The second night of preliminary competition begins at 7:30 p.m. at Alberta Kimball. Contestants who competed in the talent and on-stage question portions Wednesday will compete in swimsuit and evening wear Thursday, and vice versa. Tickets are $15.
»The Miss Wisconsin Outstanding Teen competition begins at 7:30 p.m. at Alberta Kimball with performances by Miss Georgia 2007 Chastity Hardmann, Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron and Miss Wisconsin 1994 Laura Voss and her husband, Trevor Richardson. Tickets are $20.
»A raffle party at the City Center Hotel, 1 N. Main St., begins immediately after the teen competition. Proceeds fund scholarships for the contestants. All contestants will attend. Prizes from the raffle will be announced at midnight.
»The day begins with a blood drive at Festival Foods, 2415 Westowne Ave., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contestants will have lunch and mingle with the public.
»The final night of the pageant begins at 7:30 at Alberta Kimball. The new Miss Wisconsin and Miss Wisconsin Outstanding Teen will be crowned. Tickets are $40.
» A reception for the New Miss Wisconsin and Miss Wisconsin Outstanding Teen will take place at the Becket’s Atrium in City Center immediately following. Tickets are $5.
Emcee: Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron
Theme: Miss Wisconsin Shines
Featured vocalists: Chastity Hardman, Miss Georgia 2007, first runner-up to Miss America 2008; Laura Voss, Miss Wisconsin 1994 and her husband, Trevor Richardson.
Scholarships offered: $25,900 in cash scholarships will be awarded to contestants. Contestants are also eligible for more than $894,100 in-kind scholarships to select universities that support the Miss America Organization.
Source: Jeanne Schmal, Miss Wisconsin Organization executive director