Miss Boise College, held between 1964 and the mid-1970s, was a beauty pageant for students. The event was sponsored by the Golden Z’s and the Inter-Collegiate Knights, two service organizations on campus. The winner would earn a scholarship of $250 and a spot in the Miss Idaho contest. Contestants were judged in three categories: evening gown, swimsuit, and talent. A “Miss Congeniality” would be selected by fellow contestants, and a smaller grant was available for the most talented woman. Once the competition was narrowed down to four finalists, the quality of their answers during the question round would determine the winner.
Written by Rachel Taylor, Summer 2019 intern