The Miss Clatsop County Scholarship Program is recruiting young women ages 13 to 17 to compete for the title of Miss Clatsop's Outstanding Teen 2005.

Contestants will be judged in four categories interview, talent, sportswear and evening wear.

The pageant will be held as part of the Miss Clatsop County Scholarship Pageant March 26 at the Seaside Convention Center.

Interested girls are asked to meet with a selection committee 4 p.m. Sunday at Encore Dance Studio, 3595 Highway 101 N., in Gearhart where several Miss Clatsop County board members will interview candidates to narrow the field to five. The winner in March will go on to compete at the state level.

The Clatsop County Program is run solely by volunteers and is part of the Miss America organization.

For additional information, contact Sandy Newman at (503) 436-2577 or Chelle Sollars at (503) 791-0890.