The 2015 #MissAmerica contestants are promoting the importance of higher education and STEM in Washington, DC!
Thank you to Carmine’s of Washington, DC for hosting us for dinner tonight as we kick off the events leading up to the 2015 #MissAmerica Competition!
The 53 state representatives vying for the title of Miss America 2015 begin their journey tonight in our nation’s capital before heading to Atlantic City! While in Washington, DC, the contestants will have the opportunity to learn more about how they can advance Miss America’s focus on accessibility to and affordability of higher education, with an emphasis on STEM.
This year, five young women pursuing education in STEM related fields will be awarded $5,000 scholarships each to further their education. Tonight, the 10 finalists for those scholarship awards were announced. They are Miss Georgia Maggie Bridges, Miss Hawaii Stephanie Steuri, Miss Massachusetts Lauren Kuhn, Miss New Hampshire Megan Cooley, Miss New Mexico Jessica Burson, Miss Ohio Mackenzie Bart, Miss Oregon Rebecca Anderson, Miss Puerto Rico Yarelis Salgado, Miss Texas Monique Evans, and Miss Vermont Lucy Edwards, featured here with Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri, MAO Chairman and CEO, Sam Haskell, and Kevin Latek of Gray Television.
Thank you to the Traverse City Beach Bums for having me at their game today! It’s always a pleasure being back in Michigan! #MissAmericaDay -Nina
Join the 2015 Miss America Contestants on Friday, September 12 for our first annual Miracle Mile Walk and Steel Pier Celebration, sponsored by AtlantiCare. This event is a great way to have some fun, meet the contestants, and help raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the Miss America Organization.
Another great week of meetings and events with travel made easier thanks to my Joseph Ribkoff wardrobe! #ILoveMyJR -Nina
This is your chance to vote for a finalist at the 2015 #MissAmerica Competition! Vote for the ONE person you would like to see become America’s Choice live on ABC on Sunday, September 14, 2014 starting at 8 pm ET at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey!