The focus of the Miss Clark County Scholarship Organization is to pave a way for young women to showcase their abilities to be community leaders, role models, and provide an outlet for personal growth and scholarships.



Miss Clark County/Miss Clark County’s Outstanding Teen are preliminaries to Miss Washington/Miss Washington’s Outstanding Teen and Miss America/Miss America’s Outstanding Teen.  Miss America started in 1921 by businessmen in Atlantic City as a way of extending the summer season. Years later, the Miss America Organization has become the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for women.  It is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering young women to achieve their personal, professional and education goals.  Miss America Organization instills a spirit of community service through a variety of unique national and community based programs.  Records show that Miss Clark County began in 1949 and Miss Clark County’s Outstanding Teen began in 2006. 


Our Team


In August 2015, this group of volunteers accepted the invitation to purchase the Miss Clark County franchise from the Miss Washington program.  Their strong teamwork is focused on building the program as it provides young ladies with the necessary skills and scholarship assistance to become college and career ready.


Sheri Backous, Executive Director

Samantha Ballou, VP/Sec,Producer

Onnolee Schell, VP/Sec, Produccer

Caroline Emmert, Treasurer

Karen Morley-Smith, Ladies Director


Raeanne Edwards, Princess Coordinator

Wendy McGraw, Judges

Lisa Cooper, Volunteer

Alicia Cooper, Volunteer