Sisters hope to make competition history

Allison (left) and Morgan Baird.

Allison (left) and Morgan Baird.

Allison Baird, an award-winning performer and theater student, hopes to represent Nebraska at the 2020 Miss America competition. Her little sister Morgan understands that goal; she hopes to be crowned Miss Nebraska’s Outstanding Teen on May 11 in Omaha. If both win, they will earn substantial college scholarships and be the first sisters in Nebraska history to hold organization state titles simultaneously.

Allison Baird, a Vocal Performance and Theater Major at Doane University, has been a featured vocalist at productions and events across the state. Her performance from the musical ‘The Greatest Showman’ won both Overall Talent and Preliminary Talent Awards at the 2018 Miss Nebraska competition, where she also placed 1st Runner Up. Baird, 22, has earned more than $10,000 in cash scholarships competing for Miss Nebraska and Miss Nebraska’s Outstanding Teen. Baird, currently Miss Nebraska State Fair, will compete for the title of Miss Nebraska in June.

“I have been dreaming about having the opportunity to serve my state as Miss Nebraska for years, but being able to serve alongside my sister as sister queens would be a joy and privilege,” said Allison. “We have big plans if we are blessed with the chance!”

Morgan Baird, an award-winning dancer attending Scottsbluff High School, was a Top 5 finalist at the 2018 Miss Nebraska’s Outstanding Teen competition. She has won multiple state championships all while volunteering countless hours across her community serving as Miss Kool-Aid Days’ Outstanding Teen. Baird, 16, will compete for the title of Miss Nebraska’s Outstanding Teen this Saturday in Omaha.

If they win, both sisters will be awarded thousands of dollars in cash scholarships and substantial prize packages including wardrobe, services and travel. They will compete at the Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competitions, and travel the state for the next year for events and appearances.

For more information on how to get involved or compete in the Miss Nebraska Scholarship Program or the Miss Nebraska’s Outstanding Teen program, email marketing@missnebraska.org.

Sage Merritt