Two local residents - Meagan Fuller of Attleboro and Alissa Musto of Rehoboth - will be competing in next weekend's 76th annual Miss Massachusetts Scholarship Pageant.
On Friday, June 26 and Sunday, June 28, they will be among 23 young women competing at the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester.
Should they succeed, one of them will win not only a substantial amount of scholarship prize money - close to $5,000 in school funds - but also will have the chance to represent Massachusetts at the 95th annual Miss America Pageant this September.
Fuller, 22, Miss Collegiate Area, graduated in 2010 from Attleboro High School and went on to graduate from the University of Alabama with a major in communications and a minor in women's studies.
She is now a graduate student at Tulane University aiming for a masters in public health. Fuller supports For the Common Good - a platform promoting proactive health care - all the while showing off her moves through jazz dance.
Musto, 20, Miss Tri-County, is a 2012 graduate of Providence Country Day School, who is now pursuing a government degree as a senior at Harvard University.
She is a pianist pushing Project MIOS - Promoting Music in Our Schools.