Miss Butte County

Miss Butte County Scholarship Competition

The Miss Butte County Scholarship Competition provides an opportunity to enhance your personal development in the areas of poise, self-confidence, communication skills, and good sportsmanship. All contestants can enjoy participating in the event and receive a memento of the competition. It will be a memorable learning experience for those who challenge themselves by being a participant. The competition is not a beauty contest, but rather a program that fosters community service and personal development through the various areas of competition.

The program began around 1960 with the Golden Feather Girl. About 1966, the program name was changed to Miss Butte County. The program experienced many changes as society always does. During the 1990's the infamous "bathing suit" competition was removed as a phase of competition in hopes to change the fa├žade of a "Beauty Pageant."

In 2004, the Butte County Fair Board voted to change the name of the program to mirror the California State program to "Miss Butte County Scholarship Competition."

The Miss Butte County Scholarship Competition consists of the following programs:

  • Future Missette K, 1st, 2nd Grade
  • Missette: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th Grade
  • Teen: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th Grade
  • Miss: 11th, 12th Grade, up to 20 years of age but cannot turn 21 during their reign

Each contestant is judged on personality in their interview, personal introductions (speech), talent and impromptu question. The Miss Teen and Miss divisions also have a community service requirement.

These young ladies who are selected to represent our great county of Butte as a titleholder, they have one year to wear their crown and experience personal growth like none other. During their reign as a Queen, 1st Runner-Up, or Congeniality, they have the opportunity to participate in community service activities while promoting the Program and the Butte County Fair. During these events, they will learn what it means to get their hands dirty, meet new people and grow into a more well-rounded individual.

The crown opens doors that would not be opened for them otherwise.

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Applications will be available to submit at the fair office from April 12-June 30. Applications MUST include form of payment, or it can't be accepted. Missette, Teen and Miss are $125, Future Missette is $40.


2021 Missette Butte County Contestants

IRIS BARNETTE:
Age: 8
Hometown: Gridley, CA
Hobbies: Crafting, Singing,
Writing and Swimming

ALI KHAN:
Age: 11
Hometown: Gridley, CA
Hobbies: Drawing, Painting,
Dancing and Swimming

OLIVIA TOMLINSON:
Age: 7
Hometown: Oroville, CA
Hobbies: Arts and Crafts,
Competitive Swimming and Cheerleading


2021 Miss Teen Butte County Contestants

ALLIE LITTLE:
Age: 14
Hometown: Gridley, CA
Hobbies: Dance, Cheer, Softball
and Community Service

MADISON GARCIA:
Age: 14
Hometown: Biggs, CA
Hobbies: Community Service,
Softball, Volleyball and FFA

CYPRESS SANGER:
Age: 13
Hometown: Oroville, CA
Hobbies: Reading, Writing and
Drawing

ELLIE TIFFANY:
Age: 13
Hometown: Chico, CA
Hobbies: Training Dogs,
Football, Swimming, Volleyball
and Riding Motorcycles

ISABELLA BASTIANI:
Age: 13
Hometown: Gridley, CA
Hobbies: Photography, Baking
and Make-Up


2021 Miss Butte County Contestants

SIERA SANTOS:
Age: 18
Hometown: Gridley, CA
Hobbies: Dancing, Swimming,
Community Service,
Cheerleading and FFA

JULIA WATSON:
Age: 16
Hometown: Gridley, CA
Hobbies: Theater/Acting,
Singing and Cheerleading

ELAINE BARNES:
Age: 17
Hometown: Oroville, CA
Hobbies: Showing Livestock,
Painting and advocating for
Agriculture

KELSEY SWEARINGER:
Age: 17
Hometown: Durham, CA
Hobbies: FFA, 4-H, Coaching
and raising livestock

AUDREY JOHNSON:
Age: 17
Hometown: Gridley, CA
Hobbies: Snowboarding, Water
Sports, camping and playing
piano

SAMANTHA LUCAS:
Age: 19
Hometown: Chico, CA
Hobbies: Reading, Writing,
Public Speaking, Theatre and
musical instruments