Miss NC & MNCOTeen 2022 Preliminary Night #1 Results

06/24/2022 High Point, NC – The Miss North Carolina and Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen Competitions kicked off at High Point Theatre last evening. 57 candidates from across the Tarheel state competed in preliminary competitions for a spot in Saturday’s final competition.

Miss Cleveland’s Outstanding Teen, Madison McVey, garnered the Outstanding Teen Preliminary Evening Gown/Onstage Question Award and was awarded a $500 scholarship.

Miss Thomasville’s Outstanding Teen, Josie Perdue, was awarded the Outstanding Teen Talent Award and won a $500 scholarship.

Miss Sandhills, Julia DeSerio, garnered the Miss Red Carpet Award and was awarded a $1,000 scholarship provided by David Clegg.

Miss Thomasville, Lilly Beaver, garnered the Miss Talent Award and received a $1,000 scholarship provided by Steve Googe in memory of his late wife, Susan Googe, Miss North Carolina 1975.

Preliminary competitions continue tonight for our Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen and Miss North Carolina at 3PM and 7:30PM, respectively.


About the Miss North Carolina Organization

As an official state preliminary associated with the Miss America Organization, the Miss North Carolina Organization is a part of the largest scholarship providing organization for women in the world. Promoting an emphasis on academics and communication skills, the MNCO is considered a launching pad for young women to further their academic and career goals. Karolyn Martin currently serves as Miss North Carolina 2022 and Kerrigan Brown as Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen 2022. For more information about volunteering or competing, please visit www.missnc.org.

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Photo Credit: Lenn Long/PageantPics.com.

Media Contact:
Jacob Godwin
[email protected]

Madison McVey, Miss Cleveland’s Outstanding Teen

Miss Cleveland’s Outstanding Teen, Madison McVey, garnered the Outstanding Teen Preliminary Evening Gown/Onstage Question Award and was awarded a $500 scholarship.

Josie Perdue, Miss Thomasville’s Outstanding Teen

Miss Thomasville’s Outstanding Teen, Josie Perdue, was awarded the Outstanding Teen Talent Award and won a $500 scholarship.

Julia DeSerio, Miss Sandhills

Miss Sandhills, Julia DeSerio, garnered the Miss Red Carpet Award and was awarded a $1,000 scholarship provided by David Clegg.

Lilly Beaver, Miss Thomasville

Miss Thomasville, Lilly Beaver, garnered the Miss Talent Award and received a $1,000 scholarship provided by Steve Googe in memory of his late wife, Susan Googe, Miss North Carolina 1975.

Adrienne Sulkey Appointed New Miss North Carolina Business Manager

02/23/2022 Raleigh, N.C. – The Miss North Carolina Organization is pleased to announce longtime Miss NC volunteer Adrienne Sulkey as the next Business Manager for the reigning Miss North Carolina. Sulkey will coordinate Miss North Carolina’s travel schedule and appearance schedule throughout the year.

No stranger to the Miss NC competition stage, Sulkey is a former Miss Garner (‘99), Miss Greensboro and 4th Runner Up to Miss NC 2000, Miss Western Piedmont and 1st Runner Up to Miss NC 2001), candidate hostess, as well as a Carolina Princess and Outstanding Teen committee member. Sulkey, a resident of Huntersville, will continue to serve as the MNCO’s HBCU outreach coordinator while business manager.

“I look at it as a great opportunity to get Miss NC out at the colleges and universities and to be more visible in ALL communities in NC,” noted Sulkey. “Being the Business Manager and Director of HBCU Recruitment will help the organization expand and bridge new relationships with our local colleges and universities, focusing on our Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUS) first.”

“Adrienne is a valued member of our Miss NC team and I’m so excited that she’s taking on this new role,” added Susan Williams, Executive Director of the Miss North Carolina Organization. “It’s dedicated volunteers like Adrienne that will help our organization continue its mission to provide scholarship opportunities for young women in North Carolina.”

To book Miss North Carolina 2022, please contact Adrienne Sulkey at [email protected].

About the Miss North Carolina Organization

As an official state preliminary associated with the Miss America Organization, the Miss North Carolina Organization is a part of the largest scholarship providing organization for women in the world. Promoting an emphasis on academics and communication skills, the MNCO is considered a launching pad for young women to further their academic and career goals. Carli Batson currently serves as Miss North Carolina 2021 and Harley Tilque as Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen 2021. For more information about volunteering or competing, please visit www.missnc.org.

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Williams and Clegg to Lead Miss NC Organization as Executive Director and Chairman

12/27/21 Raleigh, NC – The Miss North Carolina Organization’s Board of Directors have selected Susan Williams as the organization’s new Executive Director.

Williams, a native of Fayetteville, has been involved with the MNCO since 1977 when she served as Miss Spivey’s Corner in the Miss NC Competition. She formerly volunteered as Business Manager and Secretary for the MNCO and Judges Chair for the state competition. She also serves on the Cumberland County Board of Education.

“I, personally, want to thank Beth Knox for her 10 years of service to this organization as Executive Director,” noted Susan Williams. “My goal is to continue providing opportunities for young women in our state to further their academic and career goals.”

Additionally, David Clegg has been appointed Chairman of the Board for the Organization. David is no stranger to the Miss North Carolina and Miss America Organization having volunteered for more than 40 years. Clegg is a former Local Executive Director and currently serves as Vice Chair for the North Carolina Educational Scholarship Fund and President of the Sisterhood of Miss North Carolina, Inc. He also served as Assistant Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Commerce and Deputy Chairman of the North Carolina Employment Security Commission.

Williams and Clegg will lead the volunteer organization towards the 84th Miss North Carolina Competition taking place this June in High Point, NC. The organization, along with the North Carolina Educational Scholarship Fund, has a goal to provide over $100,000 in scholarship assistance to candidates in the competition.

About the Miss North Carolina Organization

As an official state preliminary associated with the Miss America Organization, the Miss North Carolina Organization is a part of the largest scholarship providing organization for women in the world. Promoting an emphasis on academics and communication skills, the MNCO is considered a launching pad for young women to further their academic and career goals. Carli Batson currently serves as Miss North Carolina 2021 and Harley Tilque as Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen 2021. For more information about volunteering or competing, please visit www.missnc.org.

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Media Contact:
Jacob Godwin
[email protected]

Still looking for your next big opportunity?

The Miss North Carolina & Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen Sweeps competition will be held on Saturday, March 12 at The Clayton Center in Clayton, NC. Any candidate who might be interested must have competed in at least one Local competition in our state in order to be deemed eligible.  The only exception will be the outgoing Spivey’s Corner representatives if they did not elect to be released after the state competition last June.

The remaining Local competitions are Gastonia/Gaston County/Mount Holly (January 8), Johnston County/Cleveland (January 15), Moore County/Sandhills (January 29), Fayetteville (February 12), and Spivey’s Corner/Dunn (February 26). Please register on the MAO site and sign up for any competition for which you are eligible.

If you are unsure of available Locals and their territory, contact Phyllis Dunn at [email protected] or refer to missnc.org for additional details.

Interested in beginning a local competition in your area?

We are currently looking for encouraging, motivated, and active leaders to develop programs in the following areas:

  • Beaufort/Martin/Bertie Counties
  • Charlotte/Mecklenburg County
  • Harnett County/Campbell University
  • Hickory/Piedmont Triad
  • Robeson/Columbus/Brunswick Counties
  • Wilmington/New Hanover County

To be considered for a position as a Local Executive Director in your area, please submit your proposal including the following information:

  • Submit a completed Local Agreement for the current season, available from Phyllis Dunn, Director of Field Operations
  • Local Board of Directors
  • Local Committee Members
  • Business plan for fundraising of scholarship
  • Requested local territory (up to ten connected counties)
  • Proposed date and location for local competition
  • Qualifications/Experience with the Miss America and/or Miss North Carolina Organizations

For more information on how you can lead a local competition, please contact Phyllis Dunn at [email protected].

It’s Miss North Carolina Night at the Fayetteville Woodpeckers!

It’s Miss North Carolina night at the Fayetteville Woodpeckers game on Aug 6th at 6:30 pm against the Fredericksburg Nationals. Come out and meet the new queens of the Tarheel State!  Miss North Carolina, Carli Batson and Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen, Harley Tilque will both be in attendance! This event will be a fundraiser to assist with ad pages for Carli Batson’s appearance in the 100th anniversary Miss America competition magazine. We are hoping to see all of our Miss North Carolina supporters, including current and former Misses, our Outstanding Teen, and the adorable Carolina Princess titleholders. This is a wonderful family atmosphere with a Kid’s Zone and fantastic food vendors.  We hope all of our local organizations will make plans to attend. Opportunity for all current titleholders to be recognized. Tickets are $15 each, seated in groups on the 3rd baseline. Click here for tickets!

Covid Procedures: June 2021 State Competition

From the Miss North Carolina Organization:

All Participants – Board of Directors, State Committee, Production Team, Candidates (Miss/Teen), Carolina Princesses, Judges, Auditors:

All individuals involved will be required to provide a hard copy of negative COVID test result administered no longer than 3 days prior to their arrival in High Point. In lieu of testing, individuals may provide a hard copy of valid COVID vaccination (front and back of card) that indicates the appropriate number of vaccines have been properly conveyed.

Anyone involved who exhibits symptoms during competition week (fever, chills, cough, nausea) should make the appropriate person aware so that a decision can be made as to the next steps to be taken. No one who is feeling unwell should present to the High Point Theatre or any other competition venue. A medical consideration will need to be made prior to allowing anyone to participate who has symptoms that could be related to COVID or any other communicable condition. If a candidate or CP is confirmed to have such an illness, they must withdraw immediately. The same is true for all other participants to include judges and auditors.

Masks will not be required for anyone who has been vaccinated; however, the wearing of same is certainly an individual decision and therefore anyone who feels the need to wear the mask for protection should certainly feel free to do so.

Should stricter guidelines be imposed by the State of NC prior to or during competition week, we will adjust this protocol accordingly.

Candidates – Miss and Teen

The wearing of masks will be left up to the individual and/or their parent(s)/guardian(s). We will not require social distancing given the recent relaxation of prior mandates. Should a candidate elect to wear a mask while competing judges will be instructed to not allow that to be a negative consideration in their judging of any competition.

Carolina Princesses – Miss and Teen

Given that CPs are not covered under vaccine guidelines at this time, all CPs will be required to wear masks at all times while in the theatre and on stage. Social distancing will not be invoked. CPs should provide the negative test outcome as discussed above.

It is our sincere desire to provide an environment that is safe for all concerned. We understand that due to individual circumstances, some are more anxious than others as it relates to being in public with a larger crowd of people. We encourage everyone to do whatever they need to make themselves feel comfortable and protected. It is our desire to be as supportive as possible. Do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Viewing Public

If fully vaccinated, the viewing public is free to attend the competitions and not wear masks.  Anyone who has not been appropriately vaccinated is encouraged to wear a mask at all times in the theatre and in the presence of the young ladies involved.  Please follow this requirement so that you do not unduly expose yourself or others to the virus.  The competitors have worked hard and waited a long time for this opportunity.  Let’s make sure to provide them with a chance to complete this process without having to be concerned about being exposed to COVID or other communicable illnesses.

Please contact Phyllis Dunn at 910-890-3468 with any COVID-related questions.

HIGH POINT, NC CROWNED HOST FOR MISS NORTH CAROLINA/MNCOTEEN 2021 COMPETITIONS

04/09/2021 – The Miss North Carolina Organization announced today that the 83rd Miss North Carolina and the 16th Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen competitions will be held in High Point, NC. All preliminary and finals competitions will be held at the High Point Theater beginning June 24-26, 2021.

Venue Information:

  •  High Point Theater
    • 220 East Commerce Avenue, High Point, NC 27261

Preliminary Competitions:

  • MNCOTeen Prelim #1 — Thursday, June 24 at 3:00PM
  • Miss NC Prelim #1 — Thursday, June 24 at 7:30PM
  • MNCOTeen Prelim #2 — Friday, June 25 at 3:00PM
  • Miss NC Prelim #2 — Friday, June 25 at 7:30PM

Final Competitions

  • MNCOTeen 2021 Finals — Saturday, June 26 at 2:00PM
  • Miss NC 2021 Finals — Saturday, June 26 at 7:30PM

More information will be announced soon regarding hotels, tickets, and other related events.

About the Miss North Carolina Organization

As an official state preliminary associated with the Miss America Organization, the Miss North Carolina Organization is a part of the largest scholarship providing organization for women in the world. Promoting an emphasis on academics and communication skills, the Miss NC Organization is considered a launching pad for young women to further their academic and career goals. For more information about volunteering or competing, please visit www.missnc.org.

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Media Contact:
Jacob Godwin
Miss North Carolina Organization
[email protected]

Virtual Christmas Spectacular Show – December 2020

Celebrate the greatest time of year with the Miss North Carolina Organization! This Virtual Christmas Spectacular Show will feature our reigning Miss North Carolina, Alexandra Badgett, & Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen, Karlee Sanderford; Former Miss North Carolinas and Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teens from years past; and current local Miss and Outstanding Teen candidates vying for the crown in 2021.

Purchase a $25 ticket to receive an exclusive viewing link to tune in virtually on December 12th in the comfort and safety of your home!

Stay tuned as we announce our featured performers and highlight the incredible sponsors who are helping us spread some Christmas magic on December 12th!

Purchase Tickets

The event will be pre-recorded, following all state and health protocols, at McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center in Henderson, North Carolina. Performers will be recorded individually to ensure personal safety in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

P.O. Box 17205
Raleigh, NC 27619
www.MissNC.org

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