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Join the Miss America Centennial Club!

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Experience the “2018 Miss America Competition” like a true VIP! The Centennial Club provides premiere access to its members attending the 2018 Miss America Competition events, taking place September 6th – September 10th, 2017. This exclusive membership opportunity is limited so join today.

Centennial Club membership includes:

  • Six (6) premium runway box seats to the Miss America Competition.
  • Six (6) tickets to private cocktail receptions overlooking the beautiful Miss America stage at Boardwalk Hall prior to all three preliminary evenings and the final night of competition.
  • Two (2) VIP tickets and four (4) General Admission tickets to the official Miss America After Party.
  • Six (6) of the best seats on the Boardwalk for you and five guests to enjoy the annual Miss America “Show Us Your Shoes” Parade.
  • Get the “Miss America Experience” and walk the runway with Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields and enjoy an on-stage photo opportunity!
  • Take a group photo with the new Miss America.
  • Receive six (6) copies of the 2018 Miss America Competition Magazine, autographed by Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields.

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The Centennial Club is the perfect way to entertain your state delegations, corporate clients, VIPs, and sponsors. We invite you to join us for a week filled with exciting events and “members-only” access for the experience of a lifetime!

For more information, contact Liz Brown: [email protected] or call: 609-344-1800.

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.

The Miss America Organization Announces New President, CFO

Sam Haskell, Executive Chairman & CEO of the Miss America Organization, announced today the elevation of Josh Randle to President and Eli Popicg to Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately.

“A wise mentor told me years ago that our future depends on surrounding ourselves with talented and bright young people. Standing shoulder to shoulder with Josh Randle and Eli Popicg enables the vision I have for Miss America to be executed perfectly,” said Sam Haskell. “Our future is secure, and the camaraderie we share with Lynn Weidner and our talented board and staff is paramount.”

At its annual meeting in Washington, DC, the MAO Board of Directors elevated Josh Randle to President & COO of the Miss America Organization. Randle joined MAO in 2015 as Chief Operating Officer and has served as a volunteer Trustee of The Miss America Foundation since 2013. Prior to joining MAO, Randle was the inaugural National Executive Director of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Foundation in the United States, one of the British Royal Family’s principal charities. At 29, Randle is the youngest president in the organization’s history.

“I am incredibly honored and humbled to serve in this capacity,” said Josh Randle. “Miss America is a movement of empowering young women to pursue an education and achieve their dreams, and I am excited to help expand and further that important legacy as we approach our 100th anniversary.”

Eli Popicg was named the new Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of the Miss America Organization. Popicg has served as MAO’s Finance Director since 2015. Prior to joining MAO, Popicg served as Deputy Controller & Deputy to the CFO at BGR Group in Washington, DC.

“I am truly honored and grateful for the opportunity to work for this iconic organization,” said Eli Popicg, “and I very much look forward to working with Sam, Lynn, and Josh to promote and enhance the Miss America brand for many years to come.”

Headquartered in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the Miss America Organization was established in 1921 and remains today as the nation’s largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women. In 2016 – together with The Miss America Foundation – the Miss America Organization and its 52 state organizations awarded over $6 million in cash awards and in-kind tuition waivers to contestants at the local, state, and national levels.

Lynn Weidner, Chair of the MAO Board of Directors stated, “With Josh Randle as President & COO and Eli Popicg as CFO, joining our Executive Chairman & CEO Sam Haskell at the helm, I have great confidence in the future of Miss America, and I know that we can look forward to our upcoming second century with renewed energy and focus on our mission of service, scholarship, and the empowerment of America’s young women.”

The Miss America Organization Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors

Atlantic City, NJ (March 29, 2017) –  The Miss America Organization is proud to announce the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors: Miss America 1966 Deborah Bryant Berge and Mr. David Zinczenko.

“On behalf of our Board of Directors, I am proud to welcome these two exemplary people to our team,” said Lynn H. Weidner, Chairman of the Board. “We are looking forward to their many positive contributions as we move toward our one hundredth anniversary.”

Debbie Bryant Berge.jpgIn the fall of 1965, Debbie Bryant became the first Miss America to be selected from the State of Kansas. After her year of service, she returned to school and was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from the University of Kansas with a degree in English. A popular emcee at state and local competitions, she also served as television commentator for the Miss America Competition in 1969 and 1970.

In 1975, she married Brent Berge and moved to Arizona where she continued her public relations career as spokesperson for their auto dealerships. In recent years, she has pursued a career in residential and commercial interior design while supporting charitable endeavors with Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Phoenix Art Museum. Brent and Debbie are blessed with five children and eight grandchildren.

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David Zinczenko, author of 19 New York Times bestsellers, is the Founder and CEO of Galvanized Media, a company committed to defining the new era of healthy living.

With more than 10 million books in print, Dave’s books include the Eat This, Not That! series, the Zero Belly Diet series, and his latest bestseller, Zero Sugar Diet. Dave also spearheads the Random House lifestyle books imprint, Zinc Ink., and is the Nutrition and Wellness Editor for ABC News across all their platforms. He is a regular guest on “Good Morning America,” “Dr. Oz,” “The View,” and other top-rated television programming. At Galvanized, Dave owns and operates cross-platform franchises Eat This, Not That! and Best Life, many produced in tandem with partners at ABC News, Random House, Meredith Corporation, and American Media, Inc.

Dave was formerly the General Manager for Rodale, Inc.’s Healthy Living Group, serving as Editor-in-Chief of Men’s Health magazine and Editorial Director of Women’s Health and Prevention magazines, and Rodale Books. Under his leadership, Men’s Health was named “The Most Influential Magazine Brand of the Last 25 Years” by Media Industry Newsletter.

In 2016, David unveiled the opening of the Zinczenko New Media Center at his alma mater, Moravian College. Beyond giving students a space to create, the Center supports the developing Media Studies program and allows students to gain hands-on experience creating audio, visual, digital, and print projects using the industry’s latest technology.

“Both Debbie and David fit the profile of a Miss America Organization Board Member; they have integrity, class, great relationships, and a passion for focusing on all things positive,” said Executive Chairman and CEO Sam Haskell, “and they are a welcome addition to our illustrious board!”

Rebecca King Dreman.jpgAfter serving over 10 years on the MAO Board, where she was instrumental in supporting our leadership in the restructuring of our beloved organization, Attorney and former Miss America Rebecca King Dreman is being elevated to Director Emeritus joining Donna Axum Whitworth! Rebecca has served as 1st Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee, Chairman of the Judges Committee, Chairman of the State License Committee, and Chairman of the ByLaws Committee.

“On behalf of the Miss America Organization Board of Directors, I would like to thank Rebecca King Dreman for her many years of outstanding service to this organization,” said Lynn H. Weidner, Chairman of the Board. “We congratulate Rebecca on the very special and well deserved honor of being named Director Emeritus.”

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.

The 3rd Annual National Day of Service

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The 3rd Annual National Day of Service
Saturday, April 8th

Savvy CMNH Blast.jpgAtlantic City, NJ (March 13, 2017) – Saturday, April 8th will mark the third annual Miss America Serves event sponsored by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Led by Miss America 2017, Savvy Shields, contestants and volunteers will perform countless acts of kindness and ask their friends, family, and social networks to donate to the Miss America State Scholarship funds and to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

The impact of last year’s efforts succeeded in surpassing the previous year, as our state titleholders and contestants blanketed the country, touching lives everywhere with kindness and dedication. Those efforts made a significant difference to the people residing in our cities and towns across the country, while raising funds to continue the compassionate work of CMN Hospitals. And, as we recognize and acknowledge that success, this year we are determined to increase the commitment to the children the CMN Hospitals serve.

During this year’s Miss America Serves, we are challenging all our states to fully participate, and help us reach a new goal, by pledging to raise a minimum of $5,000 per state. If every state could rally all their contestants — at the Miss and the MAOTeen level — to form teams to showcase the Miss America spirit of service and giving, it would allow us to demonstrate our dedication to this commitment.

We’d also love to showcase any personal CMN Hospitals stories and/or experiences our contestants can share. Please forward directly to [email protected] or upload to the MAS Project Form below.

Here is what we need you to do to prepare for this amazing event:

1. Fill out this form: Click Here Why? Filling out this form will assist our media team in promoting these efforts: We understand that your event may not be finalized; however, we need to present as much information available to date for potential media opportunities.

2. Register your team(s) at MissAmericaServes.org Why? This is your public facing website to accept donations during your service activity.  If your team is not listed, the public will not be able to contribute to your state scholarship funds and local children’s hospitals.

3. Start creating social buzz and let’s get Miss America Serves trending!  You can begin to create the momentum by tweeting and posting Facebook updates to your social networks. Be a part of the conversation by using the hashtag #MissAmericaServes and your state #STATEABBREVIATION (#AR, #CA, #NY, #TX, etc.) together in the same post on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Please note, it is very important that you use the correct #two-letter postal abbreviation.

Open the link below to see Savvy as she officially opens the 3rd Annual Miss  America Serves Donor Site for all! 

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4. Click here to order your Miss America Serves t-shirt to create a united front for your team and event!

This is a tremendous event for all involved with Miss America and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. We can’t wait for the day and know that you share in our excitement. To recognize your achievements, we are awarding incentives again to those who meet milestones while promoting Miss America Serves.
 
The top five (5) Miss America contestants who raise the most funds for Miss America Serves will each earn a $1,000 scholarship from the Miss America Organization and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
 
The top five (5) State Organizations that raise the most funds for Miss America Serves will receive first placement in the ticket lottery for their State Organizations at the 2018 Miss America Competition this September.

If you have questions, please contact:
[email protected] or [email protected]

Your support is incredible, and we send our grateful thanks!

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THE 97TH MISS AMERICA COMPETITION TO AIR ON  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH AT 9:00 PM ET/PT ON ABC 

“The 2018 Miss America Competition” To Broadcast Live
From Historic Boardwalk Hall In Atlantic City

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Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields taking part in the traditional toe dip
in Atlantic City wearing a dress by Joseph Ribkoff the morning after her crowning.
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Atlantic City, NJ (February 1, 2017) – The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced today that the 97th Miss America Competition will return to Atlantic City’s historic Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 (9:00 – 11:00 p.m./ET) on the ABC Television Network.  Packed with glitz and glam, the spectacular evening will showcase the serious smarts and tremendous talent of 52 women representing their home states and territories as they compete to bring home the crown. At the conclusion of the intense competition, one woman will win the coveted Miss America title.

“As we barrel towards our 100th Anniversary, I am so proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with dick clark productions, ABC, and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) in Atlantic City as we join forces to create great television and continue celebrating the empowerment of America’s most outstanding young women,” said Sam Haskell, Executive Chairman & CEO of the Miss America Organization.

MISS ARKANSAS, SAVVY SHIELDS, CROWNED MISS AMERICA 2017
MISS ARKANSAS, SAVVY SHIELDS,
CROWNED MISS AMERICA 2017

“The 2018 Miss America Competition” follows three days of Preliminary Competitions and two weeks of various Miss America events held on and around the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk. The 52 contestants will also participate in the celebrated, fan-favorite “Show Us Your Shoes” Parade, which will travel along a two-mile route on the Atlantic City Boardwalk Saturday, September 9.

dick clark productions and the Miss America Organization will collaborate on all creative, marketing, sponsorship, licensing, ticketing and distribution elements of this year’s show. Anthony Eaton and Tall Pony Productions will produce “The 2018 Miss America Competition.”

Ticket on sale information for “The 2018 Miss America Competition” will be announced soon.

For updates and information on “The 2018 Miss America Competition,” please visit Miss America Organization’s website at www.missamerica.org.

Press Release from Miss America

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THE 2017 MISS AMERICA CONTESTANT INTERVIEW DVD ON SALE NOW

Visit the Miss America Shop to purchase the 2017 Miss America Contestant Interview DVD! The DVD includes judges interviews with Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields, Miss South Carolina Rachel Wyatt, Miss Washington Alicia Cooper, Miss Florida Courtney Sexton, Miss New York Camille Sims, Miss Mississippi Laura Lee Lewis, and Miss Nebraska Aleah Peters

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 $14 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007.

Source: Miss America

 Advanced Recovery Systems Partners with Miss Florida 2016 to Educate Students about Substance Abuse and Addiction

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Miss Florida 2016 Courtney Sexton on stage during the 2017 Miss America Competition at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Atlantic City, NJ (November 2, 2016) – The Miss America Organization is proud to share that Miss Florida 2016 Courtney Sexton will be visiting schools across the state of Florida as a spokesperson for Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS), a leader in behavioral healthcare management, to educate high school students about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.

Courtney’s 40-minute “Real Talk” presentation is based on prevention techniques included in The Alcohol Literacy Challenge™, developed by nationally-recognized researchers Michael Dunn, PhD and Thomas Hall, PhD. The Alcohol Literacy Challenge™ is the first classroom-based prevention program that specifically challenges students’ beliefs about the effects of drinking alcohol. Sexton will use this curriculum as a springboard to educate students on the risks associated with newly emerging drug trends and equip them with skills on how to abstain from dangerous behaviors.

Click here for more information and to learn how to get involved!


SOURCE: PR Newswire/Advanced Recovery Systems

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 $14 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007.

Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields Returns to Arkansas for Homecoming Celebration

Atlantic City, NJ (October 26, 2016) –  Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields returned home to Arkansas for a weekend-long celebration hosted by The Miss Arkansas Organization. Savvy’s homecoming events began on Thursday in Little Rock, Arkansas, where she had a photo shoot and luncheon with former Miss Arkansas’ and Miss America’s. She then rode in the 2017 Welcome Home Parade in downtown Little Rock before attending a concert at the Riverfront Amphitheater.
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On Friday, Savvy met with the Arkansas delegates at the Capitol and attended a beautiful luncheon at the Governor’s Mansion hosted by Arkansas’ First Lady, Susan Hutchison. Following the luncheon, Savvy visited the Arkansas Children’s Hospital with her fellow Miss America contestants in town for the celebration. “Selfies with Savvy” took place at the KARK News studio where fans had the opportunity to take a photo with Savvy and make a donation to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Savvy wrapped up the evening at a beautiful black tie gala in her honor at the Chenal Country Club.
 
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The celebration continued on Saturday when Savvy returned to her hometown of Fayetteville, Arkansas. She attended a private reception at the University of Arkansas’ Chancellor’s residence, rode in the Welcome Home Parade, and met with fans for photos and autographs at the UofA’s Greek Theatre. Savvy was joined by Executive Chairman & CEO, Sam Haskell, and his wife, Mary Haskell, during the events.

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The homecoming celebrations concluded on Sunday with a breakfast at the Kappa Kappa Gamma house on the University of Arkansas campus, where Savvy had the opportunity to meet and celebrate with her sisters during a breakfast in her honor.

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Savvy will continue her year of service traveling the country to advocate for her personal platform, Eat Better, Live Better, 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 Arkansas Organization and State Executive Director Jessie Ward Bennett for their continued support and for all of their efforts in planning and hosting an incredible weekend of events for Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields!
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SOURCE: The Miss America Organization

The Miss America Organization, a 501(c) 4 non-profit corporation, awards millions of dollars in annual college scholarship assistance making it the largest scholarship program for women in the United States. MAO is comprised of 52 licensed organizations which includes all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. MAO contestants contribute over 500,000 hours of community service annually and have raised over $14 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007. 
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Miss America Merchandise On Sale Now!

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Atlantic City, NJ (October 17, 2016) – Check out the  Miss America Store to purchase all new merchandise. MAO has partnered with The Vanity Project (TVP) to design new merchandise for competitors, supporters, and fans to represent the Miss America brand in style. Items on sale now include: Miss America active wear, clothing, phone cases, accessories, and more! To check out the latest offerings on sale now, visit Shop.MissAmerica.org.

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The 2017 Miss America Competition Magazine is still on sale! The Miss America Competition Magazine includes information on the all Miss America State Titleholders who competed in the 2017 Miss America Competition in Atlantic City, including Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields. Click here to order your commemorative magazine today.

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