ZIONSVILLE — On June 16, 69 outstanding and talented young women who are leaders in their communities throughout Indiana will gather in Zionsville for the first time in two years to begin competition for more than $60,000 in scholarships and the titles of Miss Indiana and Miss Indiana’s Outstanding Teen 2021. Three nights of preliminary competition on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings (starting at 7 p.m.) will culminate in the Miss Indiana Final Competition on Saturday, June 19 starting at 6 p.m. Winners will go on to compete for the titles of Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen.

A few tickets are still available for purchase at www.MissIndiana.org, but COVID protocols have limited the number of tickets available to allow for social distancing of audience members. All audience members will also be required to wear face coverings, as will candidates when they are in groups onstage. (No masks will be required during individual competition.) A live-stream will be available for a small charge during all nights of competition. Details on how to access the livestream will be posted soon at MissIndiana.org and on Miss Indiana social media channels.

Fans, friends and family can help ensure that their favorite contestant secures a spot in the Final Competition by voting for her at Vote.MissIndiana.Org to be a finalist. Only the top 10 contestants in Miss and Teen, plus the People’s Choice winners will compete for the titles on finals night. Each vote costs $1.

Miss Indiana candidates:

Miss Southern Heartland is Ellie Barmes, 21, of Vincennes. A student at the University of Alabama, Ellie’s talent is a vocal performance and her social impact initiative is, “Change A Life – Be A Mentor.”

Miss Ohio Valley is Priscilla Olson, 22, of Ireland. A student at the University of Alabama, Priscilla’s talent is an acro-jazz dance and her social impact initiative is, “Illuminating Life – Shine for Senior Citizens.”

Miss Ball State University is Anastasia Sharp-Keller, 22, of Vincennes. A student at Ball State University, Anastasia’s talent is a vocal performance and her social impact initiative is, “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay: Mental Health Awareness.”

Miss Northwest Territory is Abigail Walker, 20, of Washington. A student at Indiana University, Abigail’s talent is a vocal performance and her social impact initiative is, “GPS-Girls Pursuing STEM.”

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