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|Mary Katherine Campbell
At 17, Mary Katherine Campbell was crowned "Miss Columbus" over a field of 170 other young women, and proceeded to Atlantic City where the Inter-City competition had grown to include a staggering number of 57 women from around the country. The selection of Miss America had truly become a national event.
It would be the last time in Miss America history where "professional" (model, Dorothy Knapp) and "amateur" (West Philadelphia's Gladys Grenemeyer) winners would be judged as finalists against the "Inter-City" champion (Mary Katherine Campbell) and place as runners-up to the Miss America title.
Mary Katherine was the first high school graduate to win the title, having received her diploma from East High School in February 1922, and entered Ohio State University as an Art Major immediately after her selection as Miss America. She would also attended Ohio Wesleyan.