The Miss Spokane Valley Leadership Program welcomes high school women from freshman to seniors to represent Valleyfest at community events, attend parades in the summer and develop valuable leadership skills.
After-school programs include workshops on resume, interview skills, business and employment tips, and public speaking. Usually, these sessions are held between sports seasons in January and February. The program leads are former Miss Spokane Valley participants and college students who work with Valleyfest who invite speakers from businesses and area colleges. (suspended in 2021 because of COVID-19)
One of the reasons that these women participate in leadership and the pageant type program are the scholarship funds that are given for their participation and leadership. These funds assist them with fees and costs of their education either at the community colleges or at local universities.
The Royal Court will be expected to appear at a variety of community events during their year of service, including the Spokane Lilac Festival’s Torchlight Parade, Valley fest’s Heart of Gold Parade, the Spokane Valley Rotary Club’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, community parades and much more.