The Miss Parker Scholarship Pageant was held Saturday, Jan. 21 at Blake Primary School. Francine Harper won the title of Miss Parker for 2023, while Brooklyn Daniels won the title of Miss Parker’s Outstanding Teen for 2023. Both will compete for statewide titles at the Miss Arizona Scholarship Pageant in June.

Harper received an Arizona Western College Presidential Scholarship and $1,000 cash scholarship  

Daniels received a paid entry to Miss Arizona’s Outstanding Teen ($400 value) and a $300 cash scholarship. 

All other candidates will receive a $150 scholarship just for competing.

Additional awards included: 

Miss Quality of Life Winner: $50 Scholarship - Francine Harper

Miss Director Award- Maycee Johnson

Miss Spirit Award- Jocelyn Orozco

Miss Photogenic- Francine Harper

Miss Congeniality- Francine Harper

Miss People’s Choice - $50 Scholarship- Francine Harper

Teen Quality of Life Winner: $50 Scholarship - Emmalie Bierbrodt

Teen Director Award- Emmalie Bierbrodt

Teen Spirit Award- Abigail Sevada

Teen Photogenic Award- Brooklyn Daniels 

Teen Congeniality- Abigail Sevada 

Teen People’s Choice - $50 Scholarship - Brooklyn Daniels 

 This Miss Parker pageant is part of the Miss La Paz County Scholarship Organization, which is affiliated with the Miss America Organization. Miss America is the largest provider of scholarship funds for young women and girls in the nation.

The Miss La Paz County Scholarship pageant will be held onstage during the La Paz County Fair on March 9. Miss La Paz County Billie McCall and Miss La Paz County’s Outstanding Teen, Marilyn Lomayesva, will be turning over their crowns to their successors.

Contestants are being sought for the Miss La Paz County pageant. For young women who are interested in competing, there will be an informational meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26 at Players Ninth Street Youth Center, which is located on 9th Street off Pop Harvey Park between Mohave and Navajo Avenues.

For more information on the program, contact Director Courtney Kom at lapaz.mao.director@gmail.com.

For those girls who may be interested in pageants but who are too young to compete, there is Miss La Paz County’s Princess Program. It’s open to girls ages 5 to 12. This program is described as not a pageant, but an opportunity for girls to dress up, appear on stage, and get a taste of the pageant experience. They will also get to be crowned a princess.

The entry fee is $100. For more information on the Princess program, contact Raquel Reyna at 928-304-3618.

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