New in 2024! The Juneteenth Overland Park Committee is excited to open an opportunity for high school students to compete for the title of Mr. & Miss Juneteenth! 

Winners will be selected based on originality, creativity, enthusiasm, content, quality, community involvement, and following instructions.

Please read the below details and share this opportunity with eligible high school students! The committee looks forward to your participation.

Winners will be announced and notified by Friday, June 14th. 



  • High school sophomores, juniors, or seniors during the 2023/2024 school year.
  • Students must live in Johnson County or attend a school in Johnson County.
  • The student’s school and/or address need to be verifiable (with a school ID, driver’s license, and/or state ID).
  • Winners must be present at the Juneteenth Overland Park event on Saturday, June 15, 2024. (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)


  • Submit a video (PowerPoint with voiceover, video, TikTok, etc.) covering ONE of the following topics topics
  • Video must be 2 to 4 minutes in length and must include an introduction, including the student’s name, age, school, and grade. Submission must be clear of profanity.
  • Email the video submission with the Mr. & Miss Juneteenth Registration Form to

Video Topics (Choose 1) 

  1. What does Juneteenth mean to you? 
  2. Use your imagination to express what “Let Freedom Ring” would look like to you in a perfect world. 
  3. To be truly free, How would you bring others along in your freedom journey? 


There will be two (2) prize winners, Mr. Juneteenth Overland Park 2024 (one selected male contestant) and Miss Juneteenth Overland Park 2024 (one selected female contestant). Each winner will receive $250, payable in one of two ways:


  • A $250 check payable to the student’s school, college, or university.
  • A $250 gift card


Your submission should support the Juneteenth Overland Park objectives:


  • UNITY | Bring people of many cultures, backgrounds, languages, races, and differences together to celebrate, acknowledge, and honor our humanity.
  • EDUCATION | Give more people an opportunity to learn about Juneteenth and why it’s important to our collective community.
  • CELEBRATION | Celebrate our continued growth, resilience, strength, and progress as a diverse community when we move forward together in unity.