ST. GEORGE – Dixie State College of Utah will present its annual D-Queen Pageant, as part of the school’s week-long Centennial D-Week festivities, this Tuesday night, April 12, at 7 p.m., in the Eccles Fine Arts Center Mainstage Theater on the DSC campus. General admission tickets for the pageant are on sale now for $5 at the DSC Avenna Center ticket office. For tickets or further information, call 435-652-7800 or visit tickets.dixie.edu.
Seven contestants will compete for the title of “Miss D-Queen,” and for a $500 scholarship provided by the DSC Alumni Association. The pageant, which is an all-day event that culminates with the evening’s festivities, consists of six judged categories. Service and community involvement, an interview, and academic achievement make up 60 percent of the contest. The talent, evening wear and essay writing categories make up the balance of the pageant contest.
This year’s pageant theme is “Celebration,” which is a play on the hit song by the group Kool and the Gang, with a modern Dixie twist in honor of DSC’s Centennial D-Week celebration. In addition, the pageant will feature a musical performance by outgoing 2010 D-Queen Stefanie Higginson.
The D-Queen Pageant celebrates, first and foremost, academic prowess, service endeavors, talent, and extra-curricular activity. The pageant has long been a staple of D-Week, which first began at the college in 1914 as a way to increase school spirit among students, alumni, and the community.