Alissa Bohle, Baker High School 2020 graduate, is one of 12 Miss Montana candidates competing in Glendive July 23-25 for the title of Miss Montana 2020. Covid safety precautions have been approved for the event in the 1,000 seat DCHS auditorium.
Daughter of Kalyn and Leslie Bohle of Plevna, Alissa participated as a teen last year. Her mother has been the official photographer for the Miss Montana Scholarship Program the past few years. Leslie has been the official photographer for Miss Montana week the past five years. This will be the sixth. Alissa’s talent is a monologue which accounts for 35% of the judging scores. Interview, evening gown, onstage question and articulating her platform complete the scoring.
Alissa was active in Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), Spartanettes, Student Council, Volleyball, Basketball, Track, American Lutheran Church Youth Group and was on the honor roll all four years of high school. She plans to attend Montana State University.
Her platform, empowering today’s youth is about reaching out to our future leaders and showing them how to use their voice. Alissa said, “I hope to create a chain affect where they too will be a mentor to someone.”
Preliminary competition with 12 Miss MT contestants and ten outstanding teens begins Thursday, July 23 at 7 p.m. in Glendive at the DCHS 1000-seat auditorium with room to spread out safely. Half the Miss MT contestants perform talent Thursday while the other half is judged on evening gown and onstage question; roles are reversed Friday. Friday at 1 p.m. the Glendive Chamber sponsors the parade which will include cruising by the nursing homes since the contestants can’t visit. Friday night’s 7 p.m. production culminates in the crowning of Montana’s Outstanding Teen by the reigning outstanding teen, Karsen Murphy of Glendive.
People can vote online $1/vote at www.missmontana.com for a contestant to be Montana’s Choice, a preliminary finalist and earn up to $1,000 scholarship.
Tickets are reduced this year and are available online, at the Glendive Chamber, Farm to table Store in the EPEC and at the door. No silent auction and limited concessions will be available in the lobby. Sanitizer will be available and seating will be spread out. Masks are welcome but not required.
Saturday night the judges narrow the competition which includes Montana’s Choice voted by the public online and judging starts anew. The new Miss Montana wins over $5,100 in scholarships and will compete for the title of Miss America 2021 in its centennial year. All Miss Montana contestants receive at least a $950 scholarship and teens a $300 scholarship. The Miss America Organization is the nation’s largest provider of scholarship for young women.