The Junior Miss program is a nationwide scholarship program established to recognize, reward and encourage excellence in American youth.

The Hawaii program, which was established in 1960, carries the same high ideals and goals. In 1998 it celebrates 39 years of promoting excellence in young women.

Each year, outstanding high school seniors are selected to participate in the program. One of them will win the opportunity to travel to Mobile, Alabama as Hawaii's representative, and to compete with the other 49 state winners for the coveted title of America's Junior Miss.

The America's Junior Miss theme is Emphasis on Education. The program seeks to instill in all young citizens a sense of responsibility and enthusiasm for the future. The standards for selection are exceptionally high. Only girls with proven scholastic ability and leadership qualities are selected to compete.


Judging is based on scholastic achievement, presence and composure, physical well-being, presentation of a creative and/or performing art, clarity of expression, a sense of values and ability in human relations as reflected in a personal interview.

Sponsors are Important

Of major importance to the success and growth of the Hawaii's Junior Miss program are the national, state and local sponsors who make generous contributions of time, talent, funds and encouragement. Over $3 million in college scholarships are awarded to contestants at all levels, nationwide.

It's All Voluntary

Hawaii's Junior Miss, Inc., is a non-profit corporation, staffed totally by volunteers, concerned parents, educators, civic organizations and government and business leaders. In short, people like you are responsible for the success of this program.

Nationally, the Junior Miss program involves more than 30,000 volunteers.

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