The Miss Huntington Beach Scholarship Competition is sponsored by the Sand Dollars of Huntington Beach. They have been hosting this competition since 1977.
Sand Dollars are an unincorporated non profit association serving the City of Huntington Beach. Their purpose is to promote and coordinate civic improvement, community-wide cultural projects and good will.
Sand Dollar's Board of Directors is listed below:
Community Relations & Events
Miss HB Scholarship Competition
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The "Pageant" was originally founded in Pacific City (now Huntington Beach) in 1904 when a young girl was chosen as "Miss Liberty" on the morning of July 4th. The Chamber of Commerce made the selection.
In 1910 the name of the Pageant was changed to "Miss Huntington Beach" as the city became incorporated.
From 1910 to 1947, the Chamber of Commerce ran the Miss Huntington Beach Pageant.
In 1947 the Chamber turned the Pageant over to the JC's who orchestrated the event until the JC's were disbanded in 1976.
In 1977, the Sand Dollars (formed as the Women's Division of the Chamber) took over and began hosting the Miss HB Scholarship Pageant.
In 2018, the Sand Dollars, revised the title of the pageant to the Miss Huntington Beach Scholarship Competition to better match evolving programs being offered to contestants and title holders.
The Miss Huntington Beach Scholarship Competition looks for young women who are confident, intuitive, hard working and compassionate. Contestants should be service driven, have a sense of unique personal style and a drive to succeed.