Contestants began preparing for the competition in the fall semester by obtaining sponsors and doing community appearances in various schools in the district, as well as other community locations, to volunteer and promote the pageant. On Saturday morning, the contestants completed an interview in front of a panel of four judges. During the pageant, the contestants competed in an on-stage introduction, spirit wear, evening gown, and talent. The 2016 Miss Valdosta High School, Mo Asebiomo, a student at Stanford University, crowned the 2017 Miss Valdosta High School, Chyna Bellamy. The first runner up was Sara Beth Rountree and second runner up was Darcy Farwell. Miss VHS receives a package of prizes and a $5,000 scholarship when she completes her public relations duties for the school at the end of her reign. The first runner up receives a $1,000 scholarship and the second runner up receives a $350 scholarship. All monies to support the pageant are generously donated by sponsors and pageant entry fees.