Must be at least nineteen (19) years of age on December 31st in the calendar year of the State Competition in which she competes;
Must not be older than twenty-six (26) years of age as of December 31st in the calendar year of the State Competition in which she competes
For the avoidance of doubt, Candidate cannot turn twenty-seven (27) years of age at any time during the calendar year in which she could compete at the State Competition. (Calendar Year defined as January 1st through December 31st).
For the avoidance of doubt, Candidate cannot be eighteen (18) years of age on December 31st in the year she could compete at the State Competition. If the candidate is eighteen (18) years of age on December 31st in the year she could compete at the State Competition, then she must compete in the MAOTeen program, unless she meets the Grandfather Clause below.
Grandfather Clause for 2022 State and Local Agreements ONLY: Since age eligibility was revised after the start of the 2022 state & local competition season, Candidates who are:
1) eighteen (18) years of age on or after July 31, 2022 (the year of the State Competition) are eligible to compete in the Miss program, as long as the Candidate is also a high school graduate or equivalent by July 31, 2022. Please note, this exemption will not be in effect for the 2023 State & Local Competition season.
Must be a resident of the listed counties or reside within the boundaries of the San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Contra Costa, Alameda, Amador High School District for at least 6 months prior to the first day of competition of the local program
Or - has attended school in the listed counties for at least one full semester and is currently enrolled.
Or - must attend college full-time at the local counties.
Or - must wok 32-40 hours per week in the local counties.
High school graduate or equivalent
Fluent in English
Never been married
Not the adoptive parent of any child
Never been convicted of a crime and there are no criminal charges or investigations pending
Has never performed any act that would be characterized as dishonest, immoral, or indecent.
In good health
Does not use or consume any illegal, controlled, or dangerous substances or abuse the use of alcohol or other dangerous substances.
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