PageantCast Vault: Doreen Luke Autograph Card

Doreen Luke, Beauties of America 60s
Doreen Luke, Beauties of America 60s

Doreen Luke, Beauties of America 60s, recently sent us this great autograph card. Thanks Doreen!


If you would like your autograph card featured here on a future Thursday with the PageantCast Vault, autograph your card and either scan it and send it to [email protected] or contact me at the same email and I’ll send you the physical address to mail it to me.

PageantCast Mail Bag: 11/15/17

We know no one uses mail anymore, but here in the mailbag we put a selection of Instagram posts, Facebook posts and Twitter posts that we’ve been tagged in or I just liked!

Here’s this week’s selection:

MISS AMERICA 2018 CARA MUND RETURNS TO NORTH DAKOTA FOR HOMECOMING CELEBRATION

Atlantic City, NJ (November 7, 2017) –   Miss America 2018 Cara Mund returned home to North Dakota for a weekend-long celebration hosted by the Miss North Dakota Scholarship Organization. Cara’s homecoming events began on Thursday in Williston, North Dakota, where she attended a welcome reception with state delegates, friends, and family.

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Cara is escorted into her Welcome Home Party in Williston, ND by ND Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley, and surrounded by the Little Sisters of the 2017 Miss North Dakota Competition. (Courtesy Tessie Jones Photography)
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Cara entering the stage at Bakkan Elementary to speak to the students in Williston, ND (Courtesy Tessie Jones Photography)

On Friday, Cara visited Bakkan Elementary where she spoke before taking photos with students and staff. Later, she attended a luncheon with her former Miss North Dakota sisters. That evening, Cara returned to Bakkan Elementary for the coronation of Lizzie Jensen, Miss North Dakota 2017. The celebration continued at the Phil Jackson Fieldhouse where Cara had the honor of introducing a group of Make-A-Wish kids and helping to grant a new wish!

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Cara crowns the new Miss North Dakota 2017 Lizzie Jensen in Williston, ND (Courtesy Tessie Jones Photography)
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Cara with Miss America staff, Rodney Neely, Eli Popicg, Brittany Baitinger, Josh Randle, and Julie Hoffman following the coronation ceremony in Williston, ND (Courtesy Tessie Jones Photography)
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Cara with Make-A-Wish children before her Welcome Home Party in Bismarck, ND (Courtesy Tessie Jones Photography)

On Saturday, Cara returned to her hometown of Bismarck, North Dakota. She first appeared and spoke at the Bismarck Event Center before attending the Miss America Ball held at the University of Mary.

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Cara at the Miss America Ball, held at the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND (Courtesy Tessie Jones Photography)
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Cara is serenaded with “God Bless Miss America” by her former Miss North Dakota sisters in attendance at her Miss America Ball at the University of Mary, Bismarck, ND (Courtesy Tessie Jones Photography)
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Cara surrounded by her Miss America sisters who attended the homecoming festivities, as well as Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2018 Jessica Baeder, and the new Miss North Dakota 2017 Lizzie Jensen at the Miss America Ball in Bismarck, ND (Courtesy Tessie Jones Photography)

Cara will continue her year of service traveling the country to advocate for her personal platform, A Make-A-Wish Passion with Fashion, while also supporting the Miss America Organization’s national platform partner, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The Miss America Organization would like to thank the Miss North Dakota Scholarship Organization and State Executive Director Kathy Jones for their continued support and for all of their efforts in planning and hosting an incredible weekend of events for Miss America 2018 Cara Mund!

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PageantCast Vault: Alexandra Kealey Autograph Card

 

Alexandra Kealey, Miss Mississippi Valley
Alexandra Kealey, Miss Mississippi Valley

has gone on to do more pageants, but I got this autograph card when see competed for Miss Wisconsin (MAO) as Miss Mississippi Valley. If memory serves, she was first runner up.


If you would like your autograph card featured here on a future Thursday with the PageantCast Vault, autograph your card and either scan it and send it to [email protected] or contact me at the same email and I’ll send you the physical address to mail it to me.

PageantCast Mail Bag: 11/08/17

We know no one uses mail anymore, but here in the mailbag we put a selection of Instagram posts, Facebook posts and Twitter posts that we’ve been tagged in.

We have posts from  Saryna Ritter  and Skylar Witte this week!

Here’s this week’s selection:

Very fawn’d of Halloween! Last minute costume idea courtesy of @adventureswithalex.blog !! 🦌 #halloween

A post shared by Skylar Witte (@skylar_witte) on

The Miss America Foundation – 2017 Scholarship Recipients

Atlantic City, NJ (November 1, 2017) –  The Miss America Foundation proudly offers academic and community-based scholarships for current and former contestants to pursue their education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applications are received annually and recipients are selected from a national pool based on a variety of criteria. The Miss America Foundation is honored to congratulate and recognize the following 2017 Miss America Foundation scholarship recipients:

The 2017 Dr. and Mrs. David B. Allman Medical Scholarship recipients are Brittany Elizabeth Tew of Texas (left) and Stephanie Shoop of Ohio (right).  Established in memory of Dr. David B. Allman, a past president of the American Medical Association, the Allman Medical Scholarship is awarded annually, in whole or in part, to one or more current or former contestants who currently study or aspire to enter the field of medicine. Each recipient will receive $3,323 for a total of $6,646. This scholarship is funded annually by the Allman Medical Trust, an endowed fund of The Miss America Foundation, Inc.Brittany and Stephanie.jpg

The 2017 Jean Bartel Scholarship for Military Awareness recipient is LeAnn Mae Penn of Pennsylvania (below). Millions of Americans have answered the call to serve their country, and Miss America 1943 Jean Bartel was an ardent supporter of the Armed Forces – having raised over $2.5 million in Series-E war bonds during her reign as Miss America – approximately $34 million in today’s dollars. Established in Jean’s memory, this $3,000 scholarship is awarded to a qualified applicant who has fulfilled a legitimate need in their community through the creation, development, and/or participation in a community-based project or event to support and raise awareness of the brave men and women who dedicate their lives to protect our freedom. LeAnn.jpg

The 2017 Dr. and Mrs. Davuluri Family Medical Scholarship recipients are Charis Renai Royal of Arizona (left) and Meredith Gaufin of Utah (right). This inaugural $5,000 scholarship was e stablished this year in memory of Dr. Chaudhury Davuluri, lovingly known as “Dr. D,” a dedicated physician serving several communities across America as an Obstetrician and Gynecologist. As a father of two young women — one being a former Miss America and the other a Urologist — Dr. D absolutely loved children, caring for others, and being a mentor. In memory of their loving husband and father, the Davuluri Family established a scholarship fund through The Miss America Foundation to help young women pursue their dreams of becoming a physician and serving others. meredith and charis.jpg

The 2017 Tiffany Phillips Scholar-Athlete Scholarship recipient is Sierra Kinworthy of Alaska (below) . The Tiffany Phillips Scholar-Athlete Scholarship was established in 1998 in memory of Tiffany Phillips, the teenage daughter of Steve and Dana Phillips of Oregon. Tiffany, who lost her life in a tragic accident in 1998, was both an outstanding scholar and an exceptional athlete. This $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding scholar-athlete who competed at the local, state, or national level during the current year, regardless of whether a title was won. This scholarship is funded by The Miss America Foundation, Inc. Sierra.jpg

The 2017 Dr. Marcia L. Leek Scholarship recipient is Miss New Hampshire 2017 Lauren Percy (below). The inaugural Dr. Marcia L. Leek scholarship was established in memory of an educational leader, science administrator, and advocate of biological sciences and chemistry study in New Jersey for over 50 years. The $1,000 Dr. Marcia L. Leek Scholarship is awarded to a contestant demonstrating academic excellence and currently competing for the title of Miss America who is enrolled with a declared field of study in education, science, or science administration. Dr. Leek’s educational legacy lives on through the students and teachers she touched through her passion and dedication to science education and her devotion to developing women leaders. This scholarship is funded by Bonnie E. Leek, sister of Dr. Marcia L. Leek. Miss New Hampshire Lauren Percy.jpg

On behalf of The Miss America Foundation, we congratulate this year’s outstanding recipients and wish all of the applicants and recipients continued success in their scholastic endeavors!

The 2017 Miss America Foundation scholarships are separate and in addition to the scholarships awarded to contestants during the 2018 Miss America Competition in Atlantic City. For a full list of the 2018 Miss America Competition and the 2017 Miss America Foundation scholarships awarded this year, please visit: Miss America Scholarships.

Applications are now available for the 2018 Miss America Foundation scholarships. To apply, please contact your Local or State Executive Director for an application.

To establish an endowed scholarship or to support our scholarship program, please call 609-344-1800 or visit MissAmericaFoundation.org/scholarships.

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Tune in THURSDAY for our interview with Gabrielle Keaton, Miss Multiverse Australia 2017

We are have rescheduled our live interview with…

Gabrielle Keaton, Miss Multiverse Australia 2017

Mark this down on your calendar! Here’s the new time! (Because of the international nature, I’ve added all the international time zones we could think of for you!)

Location Local Time Time Zone UTC Offset
New York (USA – New York) Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 6:00:00 am EST UTC-5 hours
Chicago (USA – Illinois) Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 5:00:00 am CST UTC-6 hours
Denver (USA – Colorado) Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 4:00:00 am MST UTC-7 hours
Los Angeles (USA – California) Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 3:00:00 am PST UTC-8 hours
Sydney (Australia – New South Wales) Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 10:00:00 pm AEDT UTC+11 hours
London (United Kingdom – England) Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 11:00:00 am GMT UTC
Frankfurt (Germany – Hesse) Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 12:00:00 noon CET UTC+1 hour
Tokyo (Japan) Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 8:00:00 pm JST UTC+9 hours
Corresponding UTC (GMT) Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 11:00:00

Tune in at our LIVE page!

LIVE SHOW!

 

PageantCast Vault: Billye Fietz, Beauties of America Diamond Autograph Card

Billye Fietz, BOA Diamond
Billye Fietz, BOA Diamond
Billye Fietz, BOA Diamond
Billye Fietz, BOA Diamond

Our friend Billye Fietz, Beauties of America Diamond sent us this autograph card recently and we’re happy to share it here. Congratualtions, Billye! Hope to see you again soon.


If you would like your autograph card featured here on a future Thursday with the PageantCast Vault, autograph your card and either scan it and send it to [email protected] or contact me at the same email and I’ll send you the physical address to mail it to me.