April 12-16, 2023
For the 2023 Azalea Festival Scholarship Pageant, Junior high school students from area high schools will compete in this annual Scholarship Pageant based on a private interview with judges, evening gown competition, and on-stage presentation. The winner is the recipient of the Beverly Anne Jurgensen Scholarship Award, named after the beloved Past President of the North Carolina Azalea Festival.
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Congratulations to the winner of the 2022 North Carolina Azalea Festival Scholarship Pageant and our 2022 Festival Princess, McKinley Lanier, and her court: 1st Runner-Up from E.A. Laney High School, Devon Jones, 2nd Runner-Up, from Ashley High School, Ruby Moulton, 3rd Runner-Up, from Wilmington Early College, Rileigh Pedersen, and 4th Runner-Up, from John T. Hoggard High School, Maia Cankurtaran.