Monthly Archives: October 2016

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.
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!

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 2017 Savvy Shields Returns to Arkansas for Homecoming Celebration

Miss America Merchandise On Sale Now!


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


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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Miss America Merchandise On Sale Now!

USA Earth Pageants 2016



USA Earth Pageants 2016

Interviews with:

  • Chantell Howell Carey
  • Maureen Huebel
  • Kristi Nichols
  • Rayna Ospina
  • Shaune Stauffer-Bagwell
  • Terri Bunch, Mrs. USA Earth 2015-2016

…and an appearance by Batman!


Thank you to Angela Pollard for their hospitality at the Elite Global Earth and USA Earth national pageant in Fort Worth, TX!
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USA Earth Pageants 2016

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