"Gretchen Carlson, Chairwoman of the Miss America Board of Directors announced today the elimination of the swimsuit portion of the Miss America Competition and the Miss Texas Scholarship Organization will follow the guidelines set forth by the Miss America Board
and look forward to the new direction of the Miss America Organization," said Jan Mitchell, Executive Director of Miss Texas.
"I have been involved as a volunteer of the organization for many years and have seen the evolution of the competition and the beauty of the determination of the women who compete for college scholarships."
The Miss Texas Scholarship competition is scheduled for June 26-30 at the Eisemann Center in Richardson, TX. Produced by the Miss Texas Organization, the Miss Texas competition exists for the purpose of providing personal and professional opportunities for young Texas women and promoting their voice in culture, politics and community.
The competition was founded in 1936 by a Scholarship Pageant has evolved into what is recognized today as one of the best organized and well managed of all state competitions. For additional information please visit www.misstexas.org.