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My Pageant Journey

I competed in my first pageant when I was 7 years old. My grandma saw the Manatee County Fair was having its annual pageant and I, along with my two cousins, were eligible to compete for the title of Mini Miss Manatee County Fair.  384 more words

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Miss America: How She Is Encouraging Teens To Adopt Healthy Eating Habits

Obesity, body image and self esteem are hot topics in our society, and the new Miss America, Savvy Shields, is making it her mission to teach people how to live a healthy lifestyle — including examples from her own personal challenges. 361 more words


Miss America still relevant: Former McQueen student reflects on life as a pageant contestant

Story by Paige Nelson

On Sunday, Sept. 11, Savvy Shields of Arkansas was crowned ‘Miss America 2017.’

If you read about the competition online, though, you likely heard more about what Miss America is or isn’t or whether or not it is still relevant in American culture today. 509 more words


Sisterhood Spotlight: Rebecca Charles

Many times young women utilize the Miss America Organization as a stepping stone towards their educational goals and an opportunity to grow as an individual while impacting the community around them, without a long term plan to continue competing.   1,058 more words

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MJi: Generational Media Differences

My mother, Ruby Jeanette Crow, 61, was born Sept. 23, 1954 in St. Louis, MO. She moved to Jonesboro, AR when she was 12 years old, and currently resides in Hobart, OK, where she is the Assistant Scanning Coordinator at United Supermarkets. 940 more words


Show Us Your Creativity, I Mean Shoes

For the first time in years, it didn’t rain for the iconic “Show Us Your Shoes” parade held leading up to the Miss America competition.  The parade is the only of its kind-working its way down the oceanfront boardwalk, featuring 52 Miss America contestants in a relaxed, non-competitive atmosphere. 1,383 more words

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Meet Savvy Shields: University of Arkansas senior and our new Miss America


The life of a college student is a perpetual juggling act. There’s school, work, extracurriculars and friendships to keep up with and, on rare occasions, even time to sneak some sleep in. 779 more words