“We know there is a stereotype of this type of competition ... but our system is not that,” she said.
Held Feb. 8 at Keller High School, the 2020 competition crowned Miss Keller Ellie Breaux and Miss Keller Outstanding Teen Haley Taylor Schlitz.
The competition is open to women ages 13-25 who live or attend school in the greater Keller area. Girls ages 13-17 compete in the Outstanding Teen division, and women ages 18-25 compete in the Miss division.
While it acts as a preliminary competition for the Miss Texas State and Miss America systems, the primary goal of the competition is to provide educational scholarships to competitors, Stansak said.
“There are so many talented, educated young women in our Keller schools and in the surrounding universities,” she said.
Competitors must attend a private interview, display an on-stage talent and answer a question on stage, Stansak said. Individuals awarded the title of Miss Keller or Miss Keller Outstanding Teen must also develop a community service platform to serve the local community, she said.
“One of the unique aspects about our competition is that many of the other preliminaries to Miss Texas are open to girls statewide,” Stansak said. “However, we chose to close our boundaries to just this greater Keller area.”
For more information on the Miss Keller Scholarship competition, go to http://misskellerscholarship.org.