MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – Organizers of the Miss West Virginia Scholarship Pageant say this year’s event will relocate to Martinsburg.
Miss West Virginia Organization producer Candy Reid tells The Journal of Martinsburg that the state competition will be held in Martinsburg June 28-29. The pageant typically takes place in Morgantown.
Twenty contestants from around the state will compete in the two-night competition.
The Miss West Virginia Scholarship Pageant is a volunteer organization and part of the Miss America Program.
The Miss America Organization recently named new leadership for the Miss West Virginia Program.
Shelley Nichols Franklin has been a local volunteer since 1995 and the local director since 2000. This year, the 75th anniversary of the pageant will be led by Franklin and a team of volunteers.