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Teen Competition

We are excited to be offering the Miss Wisconsin Rapids’ Teen title again this year! This is an opportunity not only to provide more young women in our area with scholarship money for higher education, but to also give teen girls the opportunity to represent Wisconsin Rapids in the Miss Wisconsin's Teen Competition. We are looking for young women who are talented, intelligent, service-minded, and engaging!

Benefits of the Program
The Process

To become a contestant, you must:

  • Be a United States citizen

  • Must be between ages 14 and 17 as of June 2025.

  • Live in, work full time in, or go to school in Wisconsin Rapids and surrounding areas, including Nekoosa, Port Edwards, Vesper, Rudolph, Pittsville, Rome or Grand Rapids. 

  • Meet character criteria as set forth by the Miss America's Teen Organization

  • Be in reasonably good health to meet the job requirements

  • Be able to meet the time commitment and job responsibilities as set forth by the Miss Wisconsin Rapids Scholarship Organization

Areas of Competition

In each phase of competition, the judges will score the contestants on a scale of 1 to 10. Based on the areas of competition above, the top 5 contestants with the highest scores will be announced.  From there, the judges will rank contestants based on their ability to best fulfill the duties of a titleholder.  


For more information or further questions, please contact Teen Director, Meg Kumm at

Interview   30%

The morning of the competition, each contestant will meet with a panel of five judges for a private, eight-minute interview. Interviews are designed for the judges to gain insight into the contestant's personality, intelligence, communication skills, ability to fulfill the job requirements and her commitment to the community. 

Talent   20%

The talent phase of competition is designed to determine a contestant's overall skill level and entertainment value. This is often a favorite for contestants and audience members alike! Teen contestants prepare a 90-second routine that best reflects their technical skill and personality. Contestants can sing, dance, play an instrument, recite a monologue or even perform a unique talent like a karate routine, cake decorating or a science experiment!

Evening Gown   20%

In this phase, contestants are able to show their poise, confidence, beauty, charm and elegance. contestants choose an evening wear outfit (typically a long gown) that best reflects their personal style.



Health and Fitness   20%

This competition is designed to give insight into a teen’s commitment to personal health and wellness. Her energy, charisma and confidence will be taken into consideration. Each contestant will wear a solid-colored athletic top, black bike shorts or leggings, and sneakers. She will be asked to perform a short fitness-routine, which will be taught during the workshops.


On Stage Conversation  10%

During this phase of competition, each contestant will answer an on-stage question, which is designed to give the audience a sense of her personality and the ability to think on her feet.



Every spring, we will hold general informational meetings about our organization for any contestants who wish to compete. 


We want to make sure all of our contestants feel 100% ready for the competition, no matter their experience level. The summer before the competition, we will offer opportunities to be connected with a volunteer and other resources if you want to begin your preparations on your time. Then in the Fall, we hold workshops on Sunday evenings for contestants to develop the skills necessary to be fully prepared for the competition. Workshops include social impact initiative and resume building, talent rehearsals, mock interviews, opening number and fitness routine practice, styling, and public speaking practice. Each contestant is also assigned a hostess or "host mom" that will help her throughout the workshops and competition. 

  • Gain valuable experience and develop skills that will benefit your everyday life (i.e. interview skills, public speaking, interpersonal communication, social interaction, etc.).

  • Earn quality scholarship dollars for college and graduate school. Every contestant earns a scholarship!

  • Uncover your potential strengths and enhance your self-confidence.

  • Find new interests and discover new opportunities.

  • Make lifelong friendships and build relationships with community members. 

  • Gain a sense of accomplishment by using your free time in a positive and constructive manner.

  • Learn to set goals, follow them through, and exceed your own expectations.

  • Develop a sense of responsibility for serving others.

  • Foster a positive, self-motivated mindset to achieve your goals.

  • Receive recognition for your efforts in bettering yourself and your community.

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