It all starts on a local stage like ours…

Nia Imani Franklin was crowned Miss Capital City on the Clayton Center stage on March 5, 2016. On September 9, 2018, she was crowned Miss America.

Made available to titleholders


Scholarship Opportunities

State Winners


Miss NC’s Outstanding Teen 2018 & Miss NC’s Outstanding Teen 2016


Years with The Clayton Center

The Town of Clayton has been a critical partner in our growth over the past 10 years!


Special Needs Pageants Hosted

Founded and organized by Catherine White, Miss Clayton’s Outstanding Teen 2016 & Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen 2016.

Driven For Success

  • 2010 Best New Local Preliminary Pageant Award
  • 2013 Outstanding Production of the Year Award
  • 2017 & 2018 Honorable Mention – Outstanding Production
  • 2018 Outstanding Local Preliminary of the Year Award
  • 2019 Production of the Year Award

Excited about our float in the 2011 Raleigh Christmas Parade!

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Duke of Edinburgh ceremony in SC – MeganAnna, John and Chelsea with Katherine Southard, Miss NC 2009 and Sam Haskell, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Miss America



As an official local triple preliminary associated with the Miss North Carolina Scholarship Pageant and Miss America Organization from 2009-2019, the Miss Clayton, Miss Cleveland & Miss Capital City Scholarship Pageant was a part of the largest scholarship providing organization for women in the world. Promoting an emphasis on academics and communication skills, the Miss Clayton, Miss Cleveland & Miss Capital City Scholarship Pageant is considered a launching pad for young women to further their academic and career goals. For more information about volunteering or competing, please visit or


Volunteering at the 2013 Raleigh Light the Night walk with the North Carolina Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society


The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, is the nation’s leading advocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States, awarding millions of dollars annually in cash awards and in-kind tuition waivers. MAO is comprised of 51 organizations, including all 50 states and the District of Columbia. This assistance is not just for the handful of young women who become Miss America, but is available to the over 12,000 young women who compete in the state and local competitions as well. Miss America contestants contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $16 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007.