Beyond talent and beauty, the Miss Syracuse Pageant represents the ideals of our community. We teach and encourage healthy living, self-confidence, creative accomplishment, community service, and the pursuit of scholastic achievement among young women. Our goal is to inspire, motivate, and lift young women to the realization that they are strong, independent, capable young ladies who can accomplish anything they set their minds to. We, as a committee are dedicated to that dream and promise to do our best to make it possible. We choose to not only look for, but to cultivate potential and to never put anyone down. We hope that each of these young women in our community come away with more than just a title. We hope they see that the effects of a positive attitude, self-respect, respect for others, and the fulfillment of knowing that they are good role models will last much longer than beauty or a crown.