Miss Minnesota and Miss Oklahoma Win Preliminary Awards on the Second Night of the 2014 Miss America Competition
The excitement continued on the second night of the 2014 Miss America Competition, back in its hometown of Atlantic City, New Jersey. The celebration began with a special patriotic tribute in honor of the 12th anniversary of September 11th. The Spotlight Performers Show Choir from The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company performed “God Bless the USA” at the opening of the show. Miss Minnesota, Rebecca Yeh was named Wednesday night’s preliminary Talent winner for her violin performance in Boardwalk Hall. Rebecca will receive a $2,000 scholarship. Also capturing the spotlight was Miss Oklahoma, Kelsey Griswold, who was the preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness winner in a black Catalina swimsuit. Kelsey will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
The Children’s Miracle Maker Award was another special highlight of the evening. This year’s Miracle Maker Award recipient was the Miss South Carolina Organization.The Miss America contestant who raised the most funds was Miss South Carolina, Brooke Mosteller. We applaud her outstanding efforts and thank The Miss South Carolina Organization for their wonderful contributions.
As the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women and one of the nation’s leading achievement programs, the Miss America Organization last year made available more than $45 million in scholarship assistance. The Miss America Organization provides young women with a vehicle to further their personal and professional goals and instills a spirit of community service through a variety of nationwide community-based programs.
Additional information about the Miss America Organization can be found at www.MissAmerica.org . To download photos of tonight’s preliminary winners, go to www.MissAmerica.org. Photos will be available for download, starting at 9 a.m. EST the morning following the preliminary competition. To purchase tickets to the 2014 Miss America Competition, please call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or visit www.ticketmaster.com or www.missamerica.org. Tickets to the Miss America Show Us Your Shoes Parade are on sale at Boardwalk Hall.
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