Danamarie McNichol

Washington 2018

Danamarie McNichol

State: Washington

School:  Gonzaga University

College Major: Broadcast and Electronic Media

Scholarship Winnings: $21,000

Social Impact Initiative: Roll With It: Empowerment through Adaptive Sports.

Miss America empowered me to: help give children, no matter the disability, the chance to be an athlete.

Bio: After graduating from Gonzaga University, Danamarie McNicholl jumped right into her career as a TV News Reporter for KREM 2 in Spokane, Washington. She was blessed to have been healed after being born with hip dysplasia. This sparked her passion to advocate for wheelchair adaptive sports. Her motivation lies in creating new sports opportunities for children with physical disabilities. She continues to tell stories as Miss Washington with her campaign #behindthecrown, highlighting the leadership and service behind titleholders. As Miss America, she hopes to continue that movement and empower others to ignite change in their own communities.

Photo credit: Yachin Parham