Florida and Wisconsin Win Preliminary Awards at 2019 Miss America Competition
First Night of Preliminary Winners Presented in the Competition’s New Format
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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (September 5, 2018)–The first of three preliminary nights for the 2019 Miss America Competition,took place in Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall.Taylor Tyson, representing Florida, was named Talent winner for her classical piano performance of Mephisto Waltzby Franz Liszt. Taylor will receive a $2,000 scholarship award. Tianna Vanderhei, representing Wisconsin, was named the first On-Stage Interview winner, a new category in the competition. Tianna will receive a $1,000 scholarship award.
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The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4, is one of the most recognizable household names in America working to empower young women through education and service. The Miss America Organization is comprised of 51 licensed state organizations, including all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Miss America candidates contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $17 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007. The Miss America Foundation, a 501(c) (3), provides academic, community service, and other scholarships to young women.
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