Time for Miss Destin 2014

Staff Writer
The Destin Log

Miss Destin’s primary function is to represent the Destin Fishing Rodeo at weigh-ins everyday during the month of October.

Destin resident high-school girls between the ages of 16 and 19 vie for the title of Miss Destin which, among other things, provides at least a $2,500 academic scholarship. Additional scholarship moneys are awarded the 1st and 2nd runners-up.

This year's pageant is going to be loads of fun and something you will not want to miss.  

The pageant is not a beauty contest. The young lady who receives the title of Miss Destin is judged on her personality, communication skills and her availability to fulfill the duties of Miss Destin at the 66th Annual Destin Fishing Rodeo. She serves as a public figure throughout the year, representing Destin at many functions, including the annual Destin Fishing Rodeo.

Preceding the actual pageant, there are several fun-filled social events planned so that the contestants and their parents can meet with pageant officials and judges. Several events are planned prior to the pageant, including an afternoon Judges Tea on Sunday, March 30.  Contestants will have individual interviews with the pageant judges as well as an opportunity to enjoy an afternoon with other contestants and their parents. The 2014 Miss Destin Pageant will be April 5 at the Destin Community Center, once again hosted by WEAR meteorologist Christian Garman. We will notify you of exact times and locations of all events. 

Applications are available at the Destin Community Center or Destin Fishing Rodeo office, or you may e-mail fishing@destinfishingrodeo.org or call 850-837-6734 to receive one by mail.

All contestants must be high school students between the ages of 16 and 19 on the day of the contest, must have a 32541, 32540 or 32550 zip code, be single and never married, and must live within the boundaries of Destin Bridge, South shore of Choctawhatchee Bay, Eastern boundaries of Sandestin and the Gulf of Mexico. Application deadline is Friday, March 7.

 Please fill out the application completely and feel free to use additional paper to answer the questions.

Scholarship funds are available for the 1st and 2nd Runner Up and for Miss Destin. Scholarship recipients must attend an accredited U.S. college or university. The scholarship money will be mailed directly to the college to be credited to the student’s account. A check will be disbursed following the recipient’s senior year. Applicants must be registered and accepted for the fall term of their freshman year the year immediately following graduation from High School. 

For more information, call the Rodeo office at 837-6734 or e-mail fishing@destinfishingrodeo.org.