Five Things To Know: Miss Massachusetts Pageant

The Miss Massachusetts Preliminary Competition and Miss Massachusetts Pageant return to The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts June 28-29. Read on for our top five things to know before you attend the competitions.

The Miss Massachusetts Program Mission Statement

The Miss Massachusetts Program provides personal and professional opportunities for young women and promotes their voice in culture, politics and the community.

The program empowers young women to achieve their personal and professional goals, and provides a forum in which to express their opinions, talents and intelligence.

Miss Mass Gives Back

Miss Massachusetts is a part of the Miss America Organization, a non-profit that, in addition to giving out scholarships to accomplished young women, raises money for charities such as the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

Serving the Community

Contestants and titleholders embrace a platform of community service. On a state and national level, the Miss Massachusetts and Miss America organizations raise grassroots support for an issue of national concern by participating in an annual National Day of Service. In addition, everyone involved in running the program is a volunteer.

Local and National Scholarships

Miss America is one of the largest sources for scholarships for young women. Miss America 1954, Bess Myerson, received the first scholarship award for a total of $5000. Since then, The Miss America Organization has been able to provide more than $100 million in grants towards educational scholarships.

A Mile-High Achievement for Miss Massachusetts

Gabriela Taveras, the 2018 Miss Massachusetts, was the first black woman to win the title. She went on to win the STEM Scholarship Award, Preliminary Onstage Interview Award and the Pageant Planet/MAO People’s Choice Award.