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2019 Miss Nevada Competition, Official Preliminary to Miss America, Celebrates 70th Anniversary with Over $70,000 in Scholarships

Jun 25, 2019

2-Night Competition Heats Up June 29 & 30 at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino

(LAS VEGAS) June 24, 2019 – The 2019 Miss Nevada Competition, the state’s official preliminary to Miss America, will be held at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino on June 29-30. Celebrating 70 years, the Miss Nevada Scholarship Organization is one of the largest providers of scholarship funds to young women in the state, awarding over $1 million since its inception.

Alongside the Miss Nevada competition will be Miss Nevada’s Outstanding Teen, which has become one of the top scholarship providers for teen girls in the U.S. Both programs support women in their pursuit of academic excellence while stressing individuality, personal development, communication skills, health and wellness.

An important and impactful element for the participants is their community-based initiative. The platform is an issue of special interest to the contestant and one she advocates during her year of service. Often driven by a personal connection, this year’s platforms range from Alzheimer's and dementia awareness to promoting healthy, active lifestyles.

The current titleholders have represented us well. Miss Nevada 2018 Alexis Hilts was the Miss America STEM Scholarship recipient and created Innovation through Inclusion: Diversity in STEM. The Las Vegas native is a graduate of UNLV with degrees in biology, political science, and a minor in neuroscience. She’ll be attending medical school this Fall at UNLV. Tia Henderson, Miss Nevada’s Outstanding Teen 2018 was the non-finalist Interview Winner at Nationals. Her platform is Capabilities Despite Disabilities, and she’s involved in multiple community organizations as well as serves as the statewide ambassador for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. She’ll be attending San Diego State University this Fall.

The Miss Nevada Scholarship Organization is about empowering young women to dream big, achieve their goals and inspire change around them. Through their involvement, they build character, develop leadership skills, social awareness and confidence in their own potential.

Miss Nevada – Schedule of Events

Friday, June 28 – Tivoli Village – 6:30-8 p.m.

Contestant Fashion Show & Autograph Signing (Free & open to the public)

Saturday, June 29 – Westgate Las Vegas – 6–8 p.m.

2019 Miss Nevada & Miss Nevada Outstanding Teen – Preliminary Competition

Sunday, June 30 – Westgate Las Vegas

11 a.m.–1 p.m. – Royal Tea Honoring Jodi Fonfa, Inaugural Impact Award Recipient

5-7 p.m. – 2019 Miss Nevada & Miss Nevada Outstanding Teen – Finals

8-10 p.m. – Miss Nevada Dessert Gala – Scholarship Fundraiser

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Miss Nevada Scholarship Organization at Tickets also may be purchased through Ticketmaster and

Join the conversation on Facebook:, Instagram: @MissAmericaNV and Twitter: MissNVOrg, #MissNevada, #MNVOTeen.

Miss Nevada Media Contact:

Sandy Zanella

PR Director and Board Member, Miss Nevada

Phone: 702-604-4124

About Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, the iconic world-class destination celebrating the property’s 50th Anniversary of Legendary Vegas Fun in 2019, offers a unique blend of amenities and excitement with all your favorite table games, hottest slots on the market, incredible restaurants, endless entertainment, more than 225,000 square feet of meeting space and the world's largest Race & Sports SuperBook®, which is home to Nevada’s largest wagering system and more than 4,500 square feet of state-of-the-art HD video screens, in a comfortable, smoke-free environment. Westgate Las Vegas provides a range of culinary adventures with eight Las Vegas restaurants, including the world-famous Benihana, the award-winning Edge Steakhouse, now rated the #1 steakhouse in Las Vegas on TripAdvisor, Fresco Italiano and the newest addition Bar Sake & Robata Grill.

The home of legendary performer Barry Manilow, the property features entertainment options in the International Theater and the Westgate Cabaret and has recently undergone a more than $250 million renovation that has encompassed every square inch of the property, including the addition of 300 timeshare villas, the all-new International Bar, a fully renovated pool deck, 1,200 remodeled Signature Rooms featuring the all new LUXE Rooms and the luxurious Serenity Spa in Las Vegas, which was awarded the 2017 Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award. For more information or to book our Las Vegas hotel and casino, call toll free at (800) 732-7117 or log on to