MANCHESTER, NH – New Hampshire residents will again assist as judges in the selection of 10 semi-finalists in the 2015 Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Competition. The annual competition will take place at the Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton Academy in Derry from April 30-May 2, 2015.
Bill Haggerty, Co-Executive Director of the program, said the public will have the opportunity again this year to vote for one contestant they would like to see included among the semi-finalists and possibly become Miss New Hampshire 2015. Votes can be cast on the Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program Facebook page between April 1 and April 30, 2015.
A panel of five judges will determine the nine contestants earning the greatest number of points in the five phases of preliminary competition (private interview, lifestyle & fitness in swimsuit, evening wear, talent and on-stage question competitions) to join the one contestant gathering the largest number of votes. The final competition is on Saturday, May 2, 2015.
“The popular vote in selecting one of the contestants as a semi-finalist has generated a lot of interest in the competition over the past several years. We expect that the response will be equally overwhelming this year as family and friends sign on their computers to support their favorite contestants,” said Haggerty.
Megan Cooley from Auburn won the title of Miss New Hampshire 2014.
If the contestant earning the largest number of votes through the public voting is among the nine earning a place as a result of the panel of judges’ scores, then the contestant receiving the next largest number of points from the judges will be added to the list of semifinalists.
Following the announcement, the Top 10 contestants will compete in the preliminary competitions and based on their composite scores, tabulated after the two nights of preliminary competitions, a Top 5 will be announced. The Panel of Judges will then complete individual ballots listing the order in which they believe the Top 5 should finish. Based on the points on those ballots, Miss New Hampshire 2015 and the four runners-up will be announced.
Contestants are being encouraged to actively seek votes from friends, neighbors, and the general public through the media and social networks. Voting will take place between April 1 and April 30, 2015.
“It should be pretty exciting to see who the public will guarantee a spot in Top 10 and very possibly become Miss New Hampshire 2015 and represent the Granite State in the Miss America Pageant in September,” Haggerty said.
To purchase tickets for the April 30-May 2 competitions, please call the Miss NH office at 603-437-9027.
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