Sarah Wall Beckman, Interview & Pageant Coach: Questions in the Chatroom

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Sarah Wall Beckman, Interview & Pageant Coach: Questions in the Chatroom

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Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields attends Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Annual Momentum in Orlando

MISS AMERICA 2017 SAVVY SHIELDS
ATTENDS CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS
ANNUAL MOMENTUM EVENT IN ORLANDO

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Atlantic City, NJ (March 28, 2017) – Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields traveled to Orlando, FL, last week to attend the annual Children’s Miracle Network Momentum events. Momentum is an annual conference where partners of CMN Hospitals are celebrated for their accomplishments in raising awareness and funds for the 170 member CMN Hospitals across North America.

Throughout the week, Savvy helped recognize fundraising innovations, celebrate major milestones, and highlight the Champion ambassadors representing the millions of kids who benefit from funds raised to support CMN Hospitals each year. Since 2007, Miss America contestants have proudly raised over $15 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships.

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Savvy was joined by the Chief Operating Officer of the Miss America Organization, Josh Randle, to host a Facebook Live event where they talked about the Miss America Organization’s partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, as well as Savvy’s service as the National Goodwill Ambassador.

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Savvy also helped during the medal ceremony, hosted by Nick Cannon, where Children’s Miracle Network Hospital Ambassadors were honored on stage for being courageous in light of battling life-threatening illnesses.

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This incredible week of events culminated in Gainesville, FL, where Savvy helped motivate dancers at the University of Florida Dance Marathon to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Savvy will continue to advocate for CMN Hospitals throughout her year of service, including the 3rd annual Miss America Serves event taking place across the country on April 8th. For more information on Miss America Serves and how you can get involved in raising funds for your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital and Miss America State scholarships, visit:www.missamericaserves.org.

Source: The Miss America Organization
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, is the nation’s leading advocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States, awarding millions of dollars annually.  The Miss America Organization is comprised of 52 licensed organizations, including all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Miss America contestants contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $15 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007. For more information, visit www.MissAmerica.org.

Miss America Announces Official Partnership with FX Group

Atlantic City, NJ (May 15, 2017) – The Miss America Organization announced today it has reached a creative deal with FX Group to produce the annual Miss America Competition Magazine.

The agreement includes the development of new multimedia content, as well as the pursuit of sponsorship opportunities from luxury lifestyle, beverage, travel, automotive, and other brands.

“We are excited to welcome FX Group as a media partner,” said Josh Randle, chief operating officer of The Miss America Organization. “FX Group has earned a stellar reputation in the custom publishing, marketing, and advertising arenas, and we look forward to putting their expertise to work for us as we prepare to celebrate our 97th anniversary in September.”

The Miss America Organization selected FX Group because of its long-standing partnerships with some of the most well-known awards shows in the entertainment industry, including the GRAMMY, Latin GRAMMY, Billboard Music, Country Music, and American Music awards. FX Group produces the official commemorative programs of these and other awards shows.

“We look forward to connecting The Miss America Organization to other iconic lifestyle brands that we have worked closely with for years,” said Kristian Krempel, president of FX Group.

The Miss America Organization, based in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is the nation’s leading advocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to women.

For the latest news, be sure to follow Miss America on social media and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show: #MissAmerica.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missamerica
Twitter: https://twitter.com/missamericaorg
Instagram: https://instagram.com/missamericaorg
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MissAmericaOrg
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Join the Conversation: #MissAmerica

Tickets to “The 2018 Miss America Competition” will be available for purchase on Ticketmaster in the coming weeks.

For more information on “The 2018 Miss America Competition,” please visit the Miss America Organization’s website at www.MissAmerica.org.


About The Miss America Organization
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, is the nation’s leading advocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States, awarding millions of dollars annually.  The Miss America Organization is comprised of 52 licensed organizations, including all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Miss America contestants contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $15 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007. For more information, visit www.MissAmerica.org.

About FX Group
FX Group is a marketing and media company whose services include television and film production, events, public relations, marketing, advertising, design, and custom publishing for some of the most iconic brands including the Major League Baseball Players Association, GRAMMY Awards, American Music Awards, Emmy Awards, Billboard Music Awards, National Football League, Professional Golf Association Tours, America’s Cup, NASCAR, and the U.S. military.

 

Chrisinda Tkatch, Ms. Canada Globe 2016: Questions from Chatroom

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Chrisinda Tkatch, Ms. Canada Globe 2016: Questions from Chatroom

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Miss America Announces New Home at Historic Boardwalk Hall

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From Left: Jim Wynkoop, General Manager of Boardwalk Hall; Sam Haskell, Executive Chairman and CEO of The Miss America Organization; Savvy Shields, Miss America 2017; Chris Howard, Executive Director of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA); Don Guardian, Mayor of Atlantic City; Josh Randle, Chief Operating Officer of The Miss America Organization.

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Atlantic City, NJ (May 10, 2017) – The Miss America Organization and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority announced today the relocation of the Miss America Organization’s national headquarters to Historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

“In 2013, the Miss America Competition returned to its home in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall, and today, we are pleased to make the same announcement for the Miss America Organization,” said Josh Randle, COO of the Miss America Organization. “As we prepare for this year’s competition in September, we are thrilled to relocate our national headquarters to Boardwalk Hall, where so much of Miss America’s history has taken place.”

Originally known as Convention Hall, Boardwalk Hall was completed in 1929 and was declared a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1987. The Miss America Competition, founded in 1921 in Atlantic City, was held in Boardwalk Hall consecutively from 1940 until 2004 and from 2013 to date.

“Historic Boardwalk Hall is the perfect home for the national offices of the Miss America Organization. We are excited to welcome them as a tenant and look forward to this year’s Competition” said Casino Reinvestment Development Authority Executive Director, Chris Howard.
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Following an official ribbon cutting in Kennedy Plaza, guests were invited to tour the offices. The reception area is adorned with historic photos and memorabilia from the 1920’s, as well as one-of-a-kind charcoal portraits of former Miss America’s by renowned American artist Everett Raymond Kinstler – whose official portraits also include Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan.

Miss America 2017, Savvy Shields of Fayetteville, Arkansas, was the most recent Miss America to be crowned in Boardwalk Hall. The 2018 Miss America Competition and 97th anniversary celebration will broadcast live from Boardwalk Hall on Sunday, September 10th on ABC.


Source: The Miss America Organization
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, is the nation’s leading advocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States, awarding millions of dollars annually.  The Miss America Organization is comprised of 52 licensed organizations, including all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Miss America contestants contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $15 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007. For more information, visit www.MissAmerica.org.

About The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA)
The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents since 1984. Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, the Authority’s mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state’s key economic development agency for Atlantic City. CRDA’s expanded responsibilities now include land use regulation, tourism marketing and clean and safe initiatives. The CRDA also oversees Historic Boardwalk Hall (the leading entertainment venue of its size in the country) and the Atlantic City Convention Center. In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide, of which $1.8 billion has been invested in Atlantic City, spurring business investments and expansions, and creating permanent jobs in the process.

 

Siria Ysabel Bojorquez, Miss Multiverse 2016 – About Miss Multiverse


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Miss America’s Outstanding Teen attends CMNH Momentum

 
  
 
Tampa, FL, March 31, 2017 –
A Note From Nicole:
This past week I had the honor of attending “Momentum17”, the annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champion’s Event.  It was an absolutely amazing experience and I want to share some of the highlights with you.
I learned of incredible medical advances that would not be possible without the funds that are needed for research and development.  I heard the stories of children with tremendous health challenges who, without the help of many donors like us, could face obstacles that simply should not exist.  I watched a little boy whose greatest challenge is to bear the weight of his own body walk the entire length of a runway (with the help of his mother) to receive his Champion’s Medal.  I listened to a rapper share a rap written by a young boy who was born with no lower jaw and the pure joy this young man felt as he shared his journey with the audience through his lyrics.
I want each of you to know that your fundraising efforts for CMNH mean something very important.  I know that the kids and families that benefit from the funds we raise receive a priceless gift and I also know that CMNH honors this relationship with sincere gratitude.
From The Chairman:
I was humbled to attend Momentum with Nicole in celebration of our partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  Nicole and I were invited to meet the children and their families and to take part in all of the activities.  Little did we know the impact and emotional imprint this event would leave on our hearts!
We were just two of 2500 attendees.  Nicole danced with the kids, collected THEIR autographs and state pins, applauded their tremendous accomplishments, and shed a few tears when realizing the gravity of some of their illnesses.  Our hearts were touched by their joy, smiles, laughter, and hope.
But, there was another part of this experience that I found equally as heartwarming and amazing.  This event also honored corporations across the country for their fundraising and emotional support of CMNH.  I listened as teams from Walmart, Aflac, Panda Express, Rite-Aid, Chico’s, Marriott, RE/MAX, and many more shared their fundraising ideas, outreach, and the importance of employee and volunteer relations.  I couldn’t help but think of the tremendous impact that we (MAOTeen and MAO) have, through our giving, to make the lives of these children and their parents more manageable.
One of our local/state titleholders will become Miss America’s Outstanding Teen.  She will assume the role of National Teen Ambassador for CMNH.  Monies raised in her CMNH account should be a reflection of her personal commitment to our national platform.
So, when you raise funds for CMNH, know that your efforts are helping some of the most incredible children and families we could ever know.  They face everyday challenges just like you and I, but their challenges are magnified in ways that are hard for us to imagine.  You are giving so others can have a chance to live a “normal” life through the MIRACLE of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals! ….Donna
“For it is in giving that we receive.”
St. Francis of Assisi

  

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Congratulations to Kára McCullough, Miss USA 2017!

Congratulations to Kára McCullough, Miss District Of Columbia USA 2017, just named the new Miss USA 2017! #MissUSA

Here are some photos on the run up to the pageant of Kara until we get those crowning pics. She did a great job tonight!

All photos are courtesy of Miss Universe Organization (which operates Miss USA).

PageantCast Gazette: Ohio International Pageants 2017

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  • Ohio International Pageants 2017 Wrap Up
  • Entire crowning ceremonies
  • Post crowning excitement

Congratulations…Jr. Miss Ohio International Hala Jabri, Miss Teen Ohio International Au’Lauren Million, Miss Ohio International Leah Parker, and Mrs. Ohio International Teri Grothaus.

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Filmed live in the Owens Community College in Perrysburg, OH on April 29-30, 2017
Thank you to Gerri Walczak and his staff for their hospitality at this event.

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Miss America Serves 2017 The 3rd Annual National Day of Service Incentive Awards Announcement $192,000 Raised!

National Day of Service Incentive Awards Announcement
National Day of Service
Incentive Awards Announcement

Atlantic City, NJ (April 26, 2017) – We promised great fanfare when we announced our Miss America Serves Incentive Awards. And, with the phenomenal results of $192,000 raised, it is with incredible gratitude that we declare the winners with trumpets sounding!

Top Individual Fundraising

#1)  MAOTeen contestant, Shae Smith, Missouri’s Miss Greater Springfield Outstanding Teen 2017, took her love of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, dancing, and fundraising to establish her undisputed lead early on with a monumental $10,614 raised.

#2)  In Texas, Spencer Davis, Miss Allen 2017, deserves accolades for her amazing work, adding $8,025 to Miss America Serves’ donations! With zest and faith in a bright, healthy future for children everywhere, Spencer shined a bright light of hope.

Savvy Shields Twitter post
Savvy Shields Twitter post

#3)  Tennessee’s Peyton Wilson, Miss Watauga Valley 2017, kept her “eye on the prize” as she energetically organized events to reach her fundraising goal, realizing exceptional donations of $6,475 to benefit CMN Hospitals and Miss America State Scholarships.

#4)  Justine Kerr, Miss Louisiana 2016, shared her day filled with the MLOTeen competition, their Louisiana state meeting, and one more important item on the agenda that morning, serving with the Miss Louisiana contestants at the Northeast Louisiana food bank! Justine raised an awesome $5,000 for Miss America Serves.

#5)   Miss Arkansas 2016, Savannah Skidmore, also raised a fantastic $5,000 and graciously praised service and sisterhood as the key to making Miss America Serves a success! Savannah’s expression of love and sacrifice is the heart of our National Day of Service.

I’m sure all will agree that the fanfare is well-deserved for everyone who participated and raised funds for Miss America Serves, especially these top five winners and their generous contributions of time and love that helped make the day great.

Each of our Top Five Individual Fundraisers will be honored with a $1,000 scholarship award for their remarkable achievements!

The fanfare continues as we announce our states that pledged to reach a Miss America Serves $5,000 goal, and then affirmatively determined that more was better. Each of our top five states, listed below, raised well over $5,000 and even surpassed $10,000! Their social media posts and messages echoed the same note of love and sacrifice, with great joy for the success of Miss America Serves.

Top Five States Fundraising

#1)   The Miss Missouri Team, captained by Miss Missouri 2016, Erin O’Flaherty, and her crew of fifty-eight participants, raised a record smashing $21,319!!  Erin and her splendid team collected donations until the cutoff on April 21st, after establishing a wide lead early on.  Determined to run a race to the finish full-out, they led as the famous Secretariat, at full speed until the race ended.

#2)   In our nation’s capital, the DC contestant team led by Miss District of Columbia 2016, Cierra Jackson, maintained a strong edge throughout Miss America Serves, and decisively preserved their spot on the leaderboard, while serving our military veterans and the miracle champions at National Children’s Hospital on that special day. Raising an incredible $14,201, their fortitude is a testament to the Miss America Serves’ mission.

#3)   Hayley Barber, Miss Alabama 2016, and her five contestant teams worked with various Habitat for Humanity programs throughout the state—raising funds for CMN Hospitals and building homes for the displaced and Alabama’s children to reach the memorable amount of $13,578.

#4)   The Miss Texas Serves Team, one hundred and ten participants strong, sailed into fourth place with the tenacity to serve presented by their Miss and Outstanding Teen contestants! Adding $13,065 to the Miss America Serves total, Miss Texas 2016, Caroline Carothers, messaged their joy at serving for the children of  the Ronald McDonald House in her Facebook post, remarking on the sweetness of a journey that brings smiles to children.

#5)  Team Kentucky’s own Hannah Robb, Miss Capital City 2017, and a former patient undergoing several surgeries in a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, is forever indebted to their research and skill. Along with Miss Kentucky 2016, Laura Jones, the Kentucky Team displayed their service commitment as they brought the gifts of friendship and entertainment to the residents of Meadowthorpe Assisted Living, raising a grand total of $10,301 for Miss America Serves.

Each of our Top Five States will receive first placement in the ticket lottery for their State Organizations at the 2018 Miss America Competition this September in Atlantic City.
These are the champions of Miss America Serves, but there are still many more heroes, as we send a triumphant shout-out to all of our states, especially those achieving their $5,000 pledge. In return, we pledge you our eternal gratitude and thank you all for the sensational success that is Miss America Serves!

Source: Miss America Organization

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