Miss America 2015

52 beautiful, poised, intelligent community leaders will represent their state at the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey in September. Each of these young ladies started right in their communities with a local title, competed at their state pageant, and now continue on the journey to Miss America.

The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competition took place this summer in Jacksonville, Florida. Find out who represented your state in the Miss America little sister program here.

Jump ahead to your state:

AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE FL GA HI ID IL IA KA KY
LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND
OH OK OR PA PR RI SC SD TN TX VI UT VT VA WA WV WI WY

Alabama

Caitlin Brunell, Miss Leeds Area
Age: 22
Platform: Caitlin’s Closet
Talent: Dance en pointe -“Let It Go”
*Top 10*

Alaska

Malie Delgado, no local title
Age: 19
Platform: Prevention of Drunk Driving
Talent: Vocal -“Mercy on Me”

Arizona

Alexa Rogers, Miss Phoenix
Age: 20
Platform: 
Supporting Homeless & Impoverished Children
Talent: 
Lyrical Dance – “Shake It Out” 

Arkansas

Ashton Campbell, Miss Ouachita River
Age:
Platform: Aim Higher: Setting Our Sights on Higher Education
Talent: Vocal -“Note to God”
*2nd Runner Up

California

Marina Inserra, Miss Yosemite Valley
Age: 23
Platform: Breast Cancer Awareness
Talent: Vocal -“Bring Him Home”

Colorado

Stacey Cook, Miss Rocky Mountain
Age: 23
Platform: Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Talent: Tahitian Dance -“Runaway Baby”

Connecticut

Acacia Courtney, Miss Hamden
Age: 21
Platform:
The Monday Campaigns
Talent: Ballet en pointe – “Don Quixote” (Kitri Variation)
*Top 16


Delaware

Brittany Lewis, Miss Wilmington
Age: 23
Platform:  Domestic Violence Awareness
Talent: Jazz Dance – “Let There Be Love”

dcDistrict of Columbia

Teresa Davis, no local title
Age: 23
Platform:
Talent: Piano -“White Water Chopped Sticks”

Florida

Victoria Cowen, Miss North Florida
Age: 21
Platform: One Chance, One Choice, Inc.
Talent: Lyrical Dance – “God’s Will”
★Lifestyle & Fitness Preliminary Award
★3rd Runner Up

Georgia

Maggie Bridges, Miss Capital City
Age:
Platform: 
Impacting Others Through Volunteerism
Talent: Vocal -“There Will Come a Day”

Hawaii

Stephanie Steuri, Miss Paradise Kauai
Age: 20
Platform: Growing Stronger S.T.E.M.s Across the Nation
Talent: Hula – “Feeling Good”

Idaho

Sierra Sandison, Miss Magic Valley
Age:
Platform: Possibilities for Disabilities
Talent: Vocal -“Forget About the Boy”
★People’s Choice

 

Illonois

Marisa Buchheit, Miss Chicago
Age: 24
Platform:  From STEM to STEAM: Keeping the Arts in Education
Talent: Operatic vocal -“Je Veux Vivre” (Romeo & Juliet)

Indiana

Audra Casterline, Miss Hoosier Heartland
Age: 24
Platform: Food for Thought: Increasing the Awareness of Eating Disorders
Talent: Vocal -“Over the Rainbow”
★Non-Finalist Talent

Iowa

Aly Olson, Miss Scott County
Age: 21
Platform: 
Celebrating Diversity: Getting the Whole Story
Talent: Vocal -“ How Could I Ever Know?”
★Top 12

Kansas

Amanda Sasek, Miss Greater Wichita
Age:
Platform: SOS-Survivors Overcome Suicide-Reaching Out
Talent: Vocal “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength”

Kentucky

Ramsey Carpenter, Miss My Old Kentucky Home
Age: 23
Platform: Multiple Sclerosis Awareness: The Invisible Disease
Talent: Fiddle “Sally Goodin” & “Orange Blossom Special”
★Talent Preliminary Award
★Top 12

Louisiana

Lacey Sanchez, Miss Lafayette
Age: 21
Platform: 
Designed to Move
Talent: 
Vocal -“Not for the Life of Me”
Non-Finalist Interview

Maine

Audrey Thames, Miss Topsham
Age: 19
Platform: Healing Hands
Talent: Comedic Monologue “Yma Dream”

Maryland

Jade Kenny, Miss Allegany County
Age: 23
Platform: 
Healing the Hurt, Restoring the Hope – The Rainbows Organization
Talent: 
Ballet en Pointe – “Everybody Dance Now”
★Preliminary Lifestyle & Fitness

Massachusetts

Lauren Kuhn, Miss Collegiate Area
Age: 23
Platform: The Opportunity of Education:
Encouraging Today’s Young Women
Talent: Piano-“Valse Dramatico”
★4th Runner Up

Michigankt

KT Maviglia, Miss Washtenaw County
Age:
Platform: LISTEN UP: Advocating for Those with Hearing Disabilities
Talent: Dance -“Be Italian”

Minnesota

Savannah Cole, Miss Southern Valley
Age: 19
Platform: Epilepsy: Bringing it Out of the Shadow
Talent: Vocal -“House of the Rising Sun”

Mississippi

Jasmine Murray,  Miss Riverland
Age:
Platform: “13 Going on 30” – Teaching Young Girls to Embrace Their Age
Talent: Vocal– “Something’s Got a Hold on Me”
★Top 10

Missouri

Jessica Hartman, Miss Springfield
Age: 23
Platform: Youth Leadership Development
Talent: Jazz Dance – “Steppin’ Out”

Montana

Victoria Valentine, no local title
Age:
Platform: Read it and Reep
Talent: Vocal / Harp -“Danny Boy”

Nebraska

Megan Swanson, Miss Douglas County
Age: 21
Platform: Total Body Wellness… Spirit… Soul… Body
Talent: Vocal-“You Raise Me Up”

Nevada

Ellie Smith, Miss Northeast Nevada
Age: 17
Platform: Bullying: Don’t Let It Get To You
Talent: Vocal -“Somebody to Love”
Non-Finalist Talent

New Hampshire

Megan Cooley, Miss Greater Derry
Age: 20
Platform: Championing Abilities
Talent: Vocal -“On My Way”

New Jersey

Cierra Kaler-Jones, Miss Coastal Shore
Age:
Platform: Empowering Today’d Youth Through Arts Education
Talent: Contemporary Dance -“Listen”

new mexNew Mexico

Jessica Burson, Miss Roswell
Age: 20
Platform: Healthy Bodies, Happy Hearts: Taking Strides Against Childhood Obesity
Talent: Jazz Dance -“Steam Heat”

New York

Kira Kazantsev, Miss City of New York
Age: 23
Platform: Love Shouldn’t Hurt: Protecting Women Against Domestic Violence
Talent: Vocal -“Happy”

★★Miss America★★

North Carolina

Beth Stoval, Miss Greater Sampson County
Age: 20
Platform: Inspiration: Art
Talent
: Operatic vocal – Canzone di Doretta
★Non-Finalist Talent

North Dakota

Jacky Arness, Miss Peace Garden
Age: 21
Platform: We The People – Honoring Our Military
Talent: Jazz Vocal -“Feeling Good”
★Judge’s Choice
★Miss Congeniality

Ohio

Mackenzie Bart, Miss Montgomery County
Age: 22
Platform:
Universal New Born Screening: Saving Babies’ Lives: One heel prick at a time
Talent:
Ventriloquism-“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”
★Talent Preliminary Award
★Top 10

Oklahoma

Alex Eppler, Miss Enid
Age: 23
Platform: Dare 2 Care: Random Acts of Kindness
Talent: Dance
★Top 10

Oregon

Rebecca Anderson, Miss Cascade
Age: 23
Platform:
American Red Cross: Red for Life
Talent: Vocal-“For Good” 

Pennsylvania

Amanda Smith, Miss Southwestern
Age: 21
Platform: Fitness and Nutrition
Talent:Vocal -“Music of the Night”
★Preliminary Talent Award
★Non-Finalist Talent

Puerto Rico

Yarelis Y. Salgado, Miss Rio Grande
Age: 20
Platform:
Give A Smile to A Child with Cancer
Talent:
Dance- “Flamenco Fusion “

Rhode Island

Ivy DePew, Miss Providence
Age: 23
Platform: “United We Stand” –
Supporting U.S. Military Service Members, Veterans, and Families
Talent: Flute- “Devil Went Down to Georgia”

South Carolina

Lanie Hudson, Miss Anderson
Age: 23
Platform:
The Gift of A Lifetime – Saving Lives Through Organ & Tissue Donation
Talent: Clogging -“Think”

South Dakota

Meridith Gould, Miss Lake Alvin
Age: 19
Platform: Financial Responsibility Mentorship for Students
Talent: Dance en Pointe-“Hedwig’s Theme” from Harry Potter

Tennessee

Hayley Lewis, Miss Tennessee Valley
Age: 21
Platform:
Children’s Miracle Network
Talent: Vocal-“I Who Have Nothing”
★Top 10

Texas

Monique Evans, Miss Park Cities
Age: 
Platform: Remember Your Heart: One Beat at A Time
Talent: Ballet en pointe “Requiem for a Tower”
★Top 15

Utah

Karlie Major, Miss Cache Valley
Age: 20
Platform: Get Real – Embracing A Positive Body Image Through Media Smarts
Talent: Dance -“Forget About the Boy”

Vermont

Lucy Edwards, Miss Catamount
Age: 19
Platform: The B+ Foundation: Kids Helping Kids Fight Childhood Cancer
Talent: Vocal -“I Am Changing”

Virginia

Courtney Garrett, Miss State Fair of Virginia
Age: 21
Platform:
 Defying Disabilities
Talent: VocalOperatic vocal -“Parla Piu Piano”
★1st Runner Up

 

Virgin Islands

Ashley Gabriel, no local title
Age: 19
Platform: The Importance of Early Childhood Development
Talent: Vocal -“Rolling in the Deep”

Washington

Kailee Dunn, Miss Spokane
Age: 22
Platform: Girls on the Run – Inspiring Positive Decisions Today!
Talent: Vocal – “Someone Like You”

West Virginia

Paige Madden, Miss Southern West Virginia
Age: 21
Platform: Silence Hides Violence: Empowering Women in Abusive Situations
Talent: Vocal -“Gravity”
★Non-Finalist Talent

Wisconsin

Raeanna Johnson, Miss Madison-Capital City
Age: 24
Platform: Tyler’s Legacy: The Impact of Substance Abuse in the Family
Talent: Ballet en Pointe  -“Hallelujah”

Miss Wyoming

Jessie Allen, Miss Fremont County
Age: 24
Platform: Plug Into Nature: Getting Children Active Outdoors
Talent: Dance

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