The first stages of the Miss American Pageant will begin with the crowning of winners in the area during a show at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Hannibal Middle School.

The first stages of the Miss American Pageant will begin with the crowning of winners in the area during a show at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Hannibal Middle School.

The categories are:

Miss Hannibal and Miss Mark Twain
Miss Hannibal Outstanding Teen
Miss Mark Twain Outstanding Teen
First Step Forward a Crown Princess — Pre-Junior
First Step Forward a Crown Princess — Pre-Teen

The Miss winners will go forward to Miss Missouri then Miss America. The Outstanding Teen winners will go forward to State then National competition. 

For more information, contact Barbara Stewart at 573-221-5414 or stemb9@charter.net.