ST. GEORGE – Dixie State College of Utah will present its annual Homecoming Queen Pageant this Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
The Pageant is included among the school’s week-long Centennial Homecoming festivities and will be held in the Avenna Center Cox Auditorium on the DSC campus.
This year’s Homecoming Queen pageant is the largest Dixie pageant since 1989 and the largest local pageant in the state this year. It boasts 24 contestants vying for the title of Ms. Dixie State College 2011-12.
The contestants compete for a full tuition scholarship and an opportunity to participate in the 2012 Miss Utah Pageant next June, which will offer a chance to advance to the Miss America Pageant in 2013.
The pageant hopefuls will be judged in physical fitness/swimwear, evening-wear and talent areas of the competition, along with the customary on stage question and personal interview portions of the event.
Canyon Media radio personality, Shonie Christensen, will serve as emcee of the pageant.
The pageant will also feature the contestants performing an opening dance routine to the Sean Kingston hit song “Fire Burning.”