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Royalty Application

Port of Sioux City River-Cade Association announces Royalty Scholarship Competition for 2023-2024 Royalty who will serve in the coming year and reign over the 60th River-Cade Celebration in 2024!

For 60 years, the Port of Sioux City River-Cade Association has awarded more than $400,000 in scholarships to women in the Siouxland area. In addition to receiving scholarships for their college education, the River-Cade Queen and Princess will serve as ambassadors for 2023-2024 River-Cade activities and reign over the 60th Anniversary Festival!

Eligible candidates must meet these requirements

  • 18 years old and a high school graduate
  • must not exceed 23 years of age by October, 2024
  • during their reign, Royalty must pursue higher education at college or have a home residence within a 125-mile radius of Sioux City.

Personality, Appearance, and Poise

  • speak with confidence in front of a group and have good interpersonal communication skills
  • speak with ease and put others at east
  • adapt well to a variety of settings and audiences
  • well-groomed and present appearance appropriate to each setting

Availability of Royalty

Royalty will be expected to attend various appearances representing River-Cade during the 2022-2023 year. All appearances will be chaperoned by River-Cade Board members.

Opportunities for 2023-2024 Royalty

  • New acquaintances and friendships
  • Professional interview and public speaking experience; each candidate will be individually interviewed by a panel of judges and will present prepared and impromptu speeches before the judges and fellow candidates
  • the 2023-2024 River-Cade Queen will receive a $3,000 scholarship for her education
  • two 2023-2024 Princesses will each receive a $2,000 educational scholarship

Applications are closed for 2022.