The Miss Carlisle Ice Queen Pageant looks to bring out the inner royalty of all local young women and let all inner queens shine with its second annual pageant and scholarship program this season. 

The purpose of the Miss Carlisle Ice Queen Program is to empower young women in the Carlisle area and surrounding counties, molding them into future leaders of our community, according to Association Director Colton Weyant-Staver. 

“We're very excited to continue this and make it a new tradition in Carlisle,” he said.  

The Miss Ice Queen Pageant is not your typical beauty pageant, 

“We are a scholarship program that teaches our winning court to lead, serve and inspire. We are very focused on giving back and engaging our winners to become the next leaders of the Carlisle and surrounding communities,” Weyant-Staver said. 

The Miss Carlisle Ice Queen court is composed of three royals, Little Miss Carlisle Ice Queen, Junior Miss Carlisle Ice Queen, and Miss Carlisle Ice Queen, as well as each one’s alternative. 

The reigning court will act as ambassadors for the Miss Carlisle Ice Queen Association.

Contestant age ranges for each category include between 6 and 8 years old for Little Miss, 9 to 14 for Junior Miss, and between 15 and 20 years old for Miss Carlisle Ice Queen. 

Through the court's reign, the goal of the program is to improve self-confidence, partake in various community service opportunities and to focus on the advancement of scholastic achievement, Weyant-Staver said. 

Scholarships are awarded to the “Miss” division winner including $1,000 to the Queen and $500 to the Alternate. 

Each contestant must reside in Cumberland County or one of the surrounding counties including Adams, Dauphin, Franklin, Perry, and York counties. 

Pageant applications can be turned in at: https://linktr.ee/misscarlisleicequeen.

The deadline for applications is Jan 1. 

All are welcome to attend the three separate pageants Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023 at the Stuart Community Center in Carlisle starting at 5 p.m. 

Pageant tickets can be purchased at: https://linktr.ee/misscarlisleicequeen.

More information about the program, including pageant rules, can be found at: https://linktr.ee/misscarlisleicequeen

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