The Miss East Coast and Miss Cape Henlopen pageants, produced by Jireh Enterprises, are designed for young women age 3 - 24. Our Little Miss Pageants are designed to introduce young girls to pageantry while giving them experience and confidence on stage. It is our goal to help our Teens develop into mature young ladies as they look ahead to Miss America, college, and adult life. We pride ourselves in helping our Miss Contestants become women who are making a difference in their community and in the lives of others throughout our country.
We are a not-for-profit organization that is proud to be a part of the Miss Delaware & Miss America Organization. Miss East Coast and Miss Cape Henlopen are designed to assist young women in their educational endeavors while at the same promoting self-esteem, empowerment, and volunteerism. With the right tools in hand contestants are encouraged to be their best as they compete for scholarships and prizes.
Delaware joined the Miss America family in 1966. In 1973, a board of directors was established and the Miss Delaware Scholarship Organization was born. The Miss Delaware Pageant is a not-for-profit organization and is the official state preliminary for the Miss America Pageant. Alyssa Murray,of Selbyville, is the current Miss Delaware.In January 2013 she will compete for the title of Miss America.
The Miss America Organization is one of the Nation's leading achievement programs and prides itself in being the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, Miss America along with its state and local organizations distributed more than $45 million dollars in scholarships and tuition assistance.
The young women that compete in the Miss America system are intelligent, talented, hard working individuals who exemplify leadership skills, strength of character and spirit. These caring young ladies touch lives through their platform and community service efforts. Each year, tens of thousands of Miss America contestants and volunteers give over 500,000 hours of service to more than over 12,000 community service projects.