The Days of ’47 Royalty represent, The State of Utah and The Days of ’47 Dixie at a variety of functions throughout the year. These events and gatherings include but are not limited to: public appearances, speaking engagements, official Days of ’47 Dixie events, including the rodeo, parades and activities, service activities, etc.
The Days of ’47 Royalty will strive to honor the legacy of the Utah Pioneer Women and our collective heritage by involving themselves with our community throughout the year. The Royalty learns about and reflects on the early settlers of Utah and they develop a greater understanding, awareness, and appreciation of the faith, fortitude and courage of the trailblazers of our state. The young women will represent what todays’ pioneers can accomplish as they set goals for themselves and are guided by the highest standards and values.
The Mission of The Days of ’47 Royalty Pageant
To select three young women who exemplify the high standards of pioneers, past and present, as they represent The Women who were Utah Pioneers, The State of Utah, and The Days of ’47 Dixie during their one year reign.
Description of Pageant
The Pageant is open to all women between the ages of 18-20 regardless of religious or ethnic background who have Utah State of Deseret pioneer ancestry and are qualified in other required areas. The contestants are judged on character, community service, education and goals; along with stage presence, communication skills and personal appearance. The Pageant will be held Thursday, April 20 – Saturday, April 22, 2017. Once admitted as a contestant, the applicant will participate in the following activities (this list is not all inclusive of the activities required of the Pageant contestants):
- Seminar for Success
- Pageant Rehearsals
- Individual Interview
- Saturday afternoon and evening on-stage performances (group and individual participation)
- Brief on-stage personal statement and on-stage question
- Each contestant must prepare and present a 2-3 minute talk on The Days of ’47 theme “Special Pioneer women
- of Southern Utah”
Higher education scholarships of $5,000 for the queen and $2,000 for the first attendant and the second attendant will receive an award of $1000.
- Young woman between the ages of 18-20 years (must be age 18 by April 20, 2017),
- Pass a background check,
- Abstain from drugs, tobacco and alcohol,
- Unmarried and not previously married or given birth,
- Must be available to reign from April 2017 to April 2018 and perform the necessary functions and appearances
- for The Days of ’47 Dixie.
Applications are available by calling Washington County School District offices, (435) 673-3553 or by downloading it here. Please print legibly, or type your application. Please only use the original application document to do so. All of the information needed will be collected through the application form, so resumes or letters of recommendation are not needed. Do not include any additional documents or items, other than your transcript if applicable (page five, item six), as they will be discarded, and could jeopardize your application submission.
A background check will be performed on each applicant and the application examined carefully. This will allow further understanding of the applicant’s qualifications and act as a preliminary screening. To be considered for participation in the Pageant, the following must be received no later than 5 pm, April 1, 2017 at:
Washington County School District Offices
121 West Tabernacle
St. George, Utah 84770
Please include with your application:
THE APPLICATION FORM, IN ITS’ ENTIRETY, WITH PAGES 1-8 FILLED OUT AND COMPLETED;
THE NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE OF $10 BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER.