Just one week after the youngest ever Miss America was crowned the search for the next Miss Muskingum Valley begins.
"They learn skills that are going to be essential to them as they travel out into their lives and their future - interview skills - dealing with people and relationships with learning how to deal with things that come their way "Stina McKendry, Executive Director.
Anyone across the state can compete in the competition. Last year, a new competition was held to find out who was Muskingum Valley's Most outstanding teen. Megan Yocum was the first to ever receive this title and will now give her crown away this year.
"It means a lot- I got to experience a lot of different things - I got to go to Miss Ohio , which was really exciting! It opens a lot of doors and it gives you a lot of scholarship opportunities" said Megan Yocum.
The person who wins Miss Muskingum Valley will go onto Miss Ohio and then Miss America.