JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The 2024 Miss Tennessee Scholarship Competition will be held in Johnson City.

The announcement was made during a press conference on Wednesday that included officials from the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Competition, Visit Johnson City, City of Johnson City and East Tennessee State University (ETSU).

During the press conference, Miss Tennessee Scholarship Competition CEO Joe Albright said it’s his goal to move the competition around the state.

“One of the things that I committed to was that we would be Miss Tennessee for all of Tennessee,” Albright said.

ETSU’s Martin Center for the Arts will be the hosting venue. It was announced that Johnson City will be the host city for the next two years.

The event moves roughly 500 miles across the Volunteer State from Memphis to Johnson City. That’s roughly a seven-hour journey for participants in the Tri-Cities.

Current Miss Johnson City Lily Brock said that it’s a special opportunity for the city that she represents.

“I’m going to be able to have so much family, friends and support here,” Brock said. “I think it’s going to be really fun and I can’t wait to see what the competition holds.

The event is scheduled to take place June 20-22. The competition is anticipated to bring 100 involved members and attract over 1,000 attendees throughout the three days of competition.

During the press conference, Johnson City Commissioner Jenny Brock said this event is a big opportunity for the city. She said it can be especially beneficial for young people looking for leadership.

“It’s about mentorship, it’s about scholarship,” Brock said. “These are things that can be passed on to our young people here.”

The Miss Tennessee Scholarship Competition is part of the Miss America Organization, one of the nation’s leading achievement programs for young women.