COVID-19 updates regarding Local, State, and National competitions in 2020

We will not be holding a program during the year of 2020 per the Miss America Board's recommendations.  Please see press release below for more details and information and check back at a later date for new dates of future events and programs.

NEW YORK, NY (May 8, 2020) –  The Miss America Organization announced Friday that the Miss America 2021 Competition, previously scheduled for December, is being delayed to next year due to the nation-wide impact of COVID-19. 

For the safety, health and welfare of the enormous community necessary to make the Miss America competition possible, including participants, volunteers, organizers, and fans, the Miss America Board of Directors has unanimously voted in favor of postponing the Miss America 2021 Competition and has advised the 51 qualifying competitions across the country to do so as well.

“As we all know, this moment in our history is one that will change the course of many programs, businesses, and institutions, and the Miss America Organization is not alone in navigating these challenges,” said Shantel Krebs, Board Chair. ”At this time, as an organization, our greatest concern is to make sure the thousands of people who are involved in or volunteer for our program are safe. This coming year will be our 100th anniversary for this iconic American institution, and we want to make sure that we take the time to ensure our annual broadcast and the surrounding experiences reflect our time-honored tradition.”
  • L to R: Midwest Runner Up Gabi Ross, Miss Midwest, Meghan Payne, Miss Morris Area, Nicole Gillespie, Morris Area Runner Up, Abigail Malek
    L to R: Midwest Runner Up Gabi Ross, Miss Midwest, Meghan Payne, Miss Morris Area, Nicole Gillespie, Morris Area Runner Up, Abigail Malek

Miss Minnesota 2019,
Kathryn Kueppers

Social Impact Initiative
The Invisible Crown:
The Legacy of Miss America

Affiliate of the Miss Minnesota 2.0 & Miss America 2.0 Scholarship Programs

Prepare great women for the World.

Prepare the World for great women.

How is the Miss America program different than Miss USA?
In 1952, Catalina Swimsuits founded the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants as product promotion tools because the Miss America that year refused to wear the swimsuit. Developed by the Miss America Organization, the Miss America program exists to provide personal and professional opportunities for young women to promote their voices in culture, politics and the community. Almost all candidates have either received, or are in the process of earning college or postgraduate degrees and utilize Miss America scholarship grants to further their educations. The Miss America Organization is the leading provider of scholarships for young women in the world. Although some young women compete in both Miss America and Miss USA, the two systems are completely separate.

As a local committee, and strong believers in the MAO, we continue to stand strong with the organization. It has changed the lives of thousands of young women all over the United States of America and will continue to do so. We stand proud, promoting Style, Service, Scholarship, and Success.  The Miss America Board works hard to ensure the betterment of the program in its entirety.  While some may or may not agree with these changes; we believe it is an improvement of the program and will continue to support the program and platform it stands for!

Want to donate funds towards scholarships? Great! 

Donations can be made out and mailed to:


616 Atlantic Ave. Suite 5

Morris, MN 56267


made via paypal by clicking the "Donate Now" tab below!

Miss Morris Area,
           Nicole Gillespie
 Age: 18
 Talent: Monologue
 Social Impact: Building Bridges Between Generations                                                                         School: Morris Area High School

Miss Midwest,
              Meg Payne
Age: 20
Talent: Vocal
Social Impact: STEM The Future of America
School: University of Minnesota

Thank you to this year's sponsors; without you,

this program would not be possible


Eagles Auxiliary

J. White Farms

 University of MN - Morris

Grand Stay Hotel & Suites of Morris 


Walter Tripp Post   Pedersen Funeral Home 

Super 8 - Morris             Riley Brothers Inc. 

Mundal Financial LLC               GVS, LLC

Stevens Community Medical Center        Morris Electronics

Morris License Buerau             Debbie Anderson Agency 

Sons of the American Legion              WCEC

Fluegel Anderson McLaughlin & Brutlag Chartered Attorneys


Environmental Control Systems of Morris

State Farm          Federated Telephone

Sarlette's Music             Amundson Peterson Inc.

Stevens County Times             RiverWood Bank

Heartland Motor Company of Morris

OtterTail Power Company       Bremer Bank

Mohr Plumbing, & Heating       Midwest Family Eye Clinic

Morris Food Shop       Valu Ford

McGinnis Appliance      Lawn & Driveway Service



Dental Depot      Asmus Electric

Morris Lumber & Millwork       American Eagle Realty

Community Development Bank       Jean's Daycare

Gifts in Kind

Zierke Properties LLC      Gillespie Family Farms

Inherit Clothing Company       Willie's SuperValu

KMRS/KKOK Radio        O'Reilly Auto Parts

CosmoProf               B*Inspired

Morris Fire Department        Old No. 1

Stevens County Pork Producers    Town & Country Supply

DeToy's Family Restaurant      Fireside - Met Lounge

Other Thank you's Include, but are not limited to:

Paul MacDonald- Master of Ceremonies

Hugo Henrique - Official Photos

Abby Schlimme & Ivan Hoffman - Lighting & Sound

Josh Fischer & Emma Wente - Opening Production

Sweet Lily's - Corsages & Reception Center Pieces

Morris Floral - Winners Bouquets, Miss Minnesota's Flowers

Children's Miracle Network Donation links are found below to allow these ladies eligibility for competition in the 2020 Miss Minnesota Scholarship Program and ultimately, the 2021 Miss America Competition!

These ladies have a heart for their platforms as well as the Miss America Organization.  Nicole & Meg are available for community service opportunities as well as school visits and talent performances.  Please feel free to contact us for more information on this opportunity as well!

This year's program
is cancelled to do COVID-19

 Dawn at [email protected]
(320) 589-1420
Christine at [email protected]
for more information!


Support our Scholarship Program!
Click here to donate funds.

Upcoming dates & events to remember:
Miss Minnesota Competition
June, 2020

Miss Morris Area/Miss Midwest Competition
July 2020
Morris, MN