don't do this
I can tell you that these people are deceptive. They withhold information and are totally disorganized. They "last minute" everything. Their 2008 National Queen worked her butt off for them and they have not given her her scholarship money yet. They speak ill of their contestants and parents, even their state and national queens. They do not live up to what they represent. They still have information on the internet about the travel, rewards, and scholarship money that they do not even offer anymore. Most state queens get the $200.00. They only pay in October, November, "December, January, and February. If your college needs depend on financial aid, this is not conducive to when FAFSA is processed or when tuition is paid. If you have other scholarships, they do not pay. The state and national contract is one sided. They state what the queen must do for them and says nothing about what they award the Queen. The national interviews, etc never happen, and you have to use your own money to represent them. If they pay for something ( queens expenses) or give your parents a glass of tea, they dedeuct it from your scholarship money, but don't reveal this until you have finished working for them. Their qualified judges are more often, parents of past queens, recent past queens, or whoever will sit in the chair and do what they instruct them to do. The girls you meet are great! But the AHQ ladies, use the girls for their contacts and sponsors and then they care nothing about the girl herself. They ask the Queen's mother to chaperone the Queen and then never reimburse the expenses. They will put these young girls on a plane, unchaperoned, to represent them( and the queen will fork over her own luggage expenses with the airlines). These people will avoid your phone calls, avoid giving you information, until after it is all over, you discover that most of what they tell you verbally is not true at all. Let your state and community keep their money for something legit. Homecoming Queens everywhere, do not get caught up in raising money for this AHQ organization, The girls pay more money than they will ever get in scholarships. Their national headquarters is their home, and it is an absolute disorganization mess! If you live in a state far away from Tennessee, you should not plan on being their national queen, cause they don't want to have to spend the money to fly you in to The Liberty Bowl. In addition, you arrive at the Liberty Bowl, only to discover that you have to stay at their nasty house. If you are a minority, don't plan on being the national queen either. It has never happened, cause they will not have minorities in their home. The Liberty Bowl Organization is wonderful! The Homecoming Queen girls are wonderful, the 3 ladies that run this organization are shadey. Tell the girls in your hometown to think twice before they give money to this organization.