Miss Frontier Texas, Frontier Texas’ scholarship competition, has extended the application deadline for this year’s competition.
Registration will end Nov. 26 and is open to all college-aged women. The winner of the competition is awarded a $3,000 scholarship in addition to custom James Leddy boots and other goodies that have been given as prizes in the past.
Miss Frontier Texas will begin in February and will take place over a period of three weekends. The deadline to register was recently extended to encourage more women to participate.
The slogan for Miss Frontier Texas is, “Not your mama’s beauty pageant.” The competition focuses on empowering women to be hard-working and self-sufficient instead of winning competitions based solely on looks.
Sara Bishop, junior animal science major from Longmont, Colorado, won Miss Frontier Texas in 2013. Bishop said she decided to participate because of the competition’s unique nature.
“My favorite part about Miss Frontier Texas is the unique situation you are in as an ambassador for the Frontier Texas Museum and all of West Texas’ history,” Bishop said. “It provides you with a great networking possibility within Abilene.”
Miss Frontier Texas competitors will compete in a series of events ranging from a frontier skills educational class to a frontier obstacle course and Tom Perini will teach competitors chuckwagon cooking skills.
Rae Ann Rindhage, senior advertising and public relations major from Friendswood, works for Morris and Mitchell at ACU. Frontier Texas is a client of Morris and Mitchell, and Rindhage was assigned to their account earlier this year.
“Frontier Texas specifically is our account, and they’re putting on Miss Frontier Texas,” Rindhage said. “I worked a little on the fundraising aspect of it and I’ve done a lot of the coordinating and getting onto other campuses to promote the event.”
This is Rindhage’s first time being involved with Miss Frontier Texas. She said she became familiar with the event through friends who had participated, but never participated herself.
“It empowers girls and helps them realize they can do anything; they can hold their own,” Rindhage said. “It puts you to work. And it’s a scholarship – everyone could use the money and use a little assistance.”
To register, visit MissFrontierTexas.com.
“I would highly recommend girls to participate because it’s a great way to learn about Texas and its roots and to network with women outside of ACU,” Bishop said.