Due to the crisis of COVID 19 and the desire for candidates to have the best experience, including contests in front of a live audience, the Mystery 2020 Scholarship Contest, approved by the Miss America Organization, will be held on August 2-8, Canon Performing Arts Center in Memphis, TN.
It is the first time in over 60 years that the Mystery Scholarship Contest has been held in Bluff City.
The decision was made under the leadership of President Joseph Albright, after the Miss Tennessee Organizing Council agreed to organize Tennessee-wide competition instead of organizing it in one city.
This will ensure that Miss Tennessee has been disclosed throughout the state.
Last year, the contest was first held at Knoxville at the Thompson Bowling Arena on the University of Tennessee campus.
Briana Mason was crowned the first African American Miss Tennessee on June 29, 2019.
She competed for the Miss America title on December 19, 2019 in Uncasville, Connecticut.
The organization said: Memphis believes there are deep roots in the organizations of Missennessy and Miss America and that it is appropriate to bring competition to Bluff City by 2020. Miss America 1947, Barbra Joe Walker, a woman from Tennessee Was the first woman to be named Miss America in the city of Memphis, where there was no statewide competition Kelly Cash, Mystery 1986. Miss America 1987 was a student at the University of Memphis (University of Memphis) at the time. Yes, she lived with her family in Memphis when she was crowned. Like Tennessee and America. ”
We are pleased to assist Mayor Jim Strickland and his staff, the City of Memphis, the Memphis Tourism Board, the Canon Center, the Sheraton Hotel, and the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce to support this effort leading the Miss Scholarship, TN competition. I would like to thank Memphis.
The Miss Tennessee Scholarship Page works to empower young women through education and community service.
Over the years, candidates have raised over $ 18 million for children’s Miracle Network Hospital and Miss America scholarships.