Miss America 2016

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.

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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 UT VT VA WA WV WI WY

Alabama

Meg McGuffin, Miss Phenix City
Age: 22
Platform: Healthy Is The New Skinny
Talent: Dance

Alaska

Zoey Grenier, no local title
Age: 19
Platform: Instilling Responsibility in Youth through Athletics
Talent: Vocal

Arizona

Madison Esteves, Miss Queen Creek
Age: 20
Platform: Don’t “Diss” Abilities
Talent: Jazz Dance  

Aarkrkansas

Loren McDaniel, Miss Northwest Arkansas
Age: 22
Platform: Confidently You
Talent: Vocal

California

Bree Morse, Miss Orange Coast
Age: 23
Platform: National Alopecia Areata Foundation
Talent: Tap Dance

Colorado

Kelley Johnson
Age: 22
Platform: The Health Initiative PLUS
Talent: Nursing Monologue

Connecticut

Colleen Ward, Miss Windham County
Age: 22
Platform: Promoting Childhood Literacy: Encouraging a Healthy Mind for a Healthy Life
Talent: Irish Step Dance

Delaware

Brooke Mitchell, Miss Millford
Age: 19
Platform: Volunteering
Talent: Baton Twirling

District of Columbia

Haely Jardas, no local title
Age: 24
Platform: Mental Health Matters
Talent: Vocal

Florida

Mary Katherine Fechtel, Miss University of Florida
Age: 19
Platform: The Worth Campaign: Human Trafficking Awareness and Vulnerability
Talent: Dance

Georgia

Betty Cantrell, Miss Warner Robins
Age: 20
Platform: Healthy Georgia. Strong America
Talent: Operatic Vocal

Hawaii

Jeanne Kapela, Miss Kaka’ako
Age: 20
Platform: Raising Awareness of Human Trafficking
Talent: Contemporary Dance

Idaho

Kalie Wright, Miss Magic Valley
Age: 22
Platform: United We Stand: Supporting Our US Military Members, Veterans, and Families
Talent: Vocal

Illinois

Crystal Davis, Miss Southern Illinois
Age: 22
Platform: Crystal Clear Driving: Eyes On the Road Ahead
Talent: Vocal

Indiana

Morgan Jackson, Miss Harvest Homecoming
Age: 21
Platform: Project Impact: If not you, than who?
Talent: Lyrical Dance

Iowa

Taylor Weibers, Miss Clinton County
Age: 21
Platform: Kicking It To Kids Cancer
Talent: Musical Theatre Vocal

Kansas

Hannah Wagner, Miss Augusta
Age: 19
Platform: Fighting Women’s Complacency in the Workplace
Talent: Dance

Kentucky

Clark Davis, Miss Horse Capital of the World
Age: 17
Platform: Dyslexia Awareness
Talent: Vocal

Louisiana

April Nelson, Miss Crescent City New Orleans
Age: 23
Platform: “I.O.U.” Improving Others through U!
Talent: Vocal

Maine

Kelsey Earley, Miss York Harbor
Age: 23
Platform: Be a Superhero
Talent: Clogging

Maryland

Destiny Clark, Miss Anne Arundel County
Age: 23
Platform: Forge Your Own Destiny: The Importance of Self Discovery & Mentorship for Our Youth
Talent: Vocal

Massachusetts

Meagan Fuller, Miss Collegiate Area
Age: 22
Platform: For the Common Good: Promoting Proactive Healthcare
Talent: Jazz Dance

Michigan

Emily Kieliszewski, Miss Stateline
Age: 23
Platform: Adopting America’s Children
Talent: Tap Dance

Minnesota

Rachel Latuff, Miss Olmsted County
Age: 24
Platform: Teaching the Heart:
Building the Social and Emotional Wellness of Youth and Their Teachers
Talent: Contemporary Ribbon Dance

 

Mississippi

Hannah Roberts, Miss University of Southern Mississippi
Age: 22
Platform: Pages of Love
Talent: Violin

Missouri

McKensie Garber, Miss Gateway St. Louis
Age: 21
Platform: Promoting Character Education
Talent: Pointe Dance

Montana

Danielle Wineman, no local title
Age: 23
Platform: Growing Compassion a Scene at a Time
Talent: Piano

Nebraska

Alyssa Howell, Miss Douglas County
Age: 20
Platform: Making Miracles Happen
Talent: Piano

Nevada

Katherine Kelley, Miss Summerlin
Age: 23
Platform: Every Day Counts – Improving Public School Attendance Rates
Talent: Classical Piano

New Hampshire

Holly Blanchard, Miss Rockingham County
Age: 23
Platform: Charity from the Heart: Giving Time to Make a Difference
Talent: Dance/Twirling

New Jersey

Lindsey Giannini, Miss Central Coast
Age: 21
Platform: Dangers of Distracted Driving
Talent: Dance

New Mexico

Marissa Livingston, Miss Duke City
Age: 24
Platform: For the Kids
Talent: Dance

New York

Jamie Lynn Macchia, Miss Greater New York
Age: 23
Platform: Inspiring Action Against Pediatric Cancer
Talent: Lyrical Dance

North Carolina

Kate Peacock, Miss Dunn
Age: 20
Platform: Peeper Keepers: Promoting Awareness for Pediatric Eye Diseases
Talent: Tap Dance

North Dakota

Delanie Wiedrich, Miss Grand Forks
Age: 18
Platform: Beyond the B Word: A New Stance on Bullying
Talent: Vocal

Ohio

Sarah Hider, Miss Maple City
Age: 24
Platform: Women Hold Up Half the Sky: Women’s Leadership
Talent: Vocal

Oklahoma

Georgia Frazier, Miss Ada
Age: 23
Platform: Warriors for Women
Talent: Vocal

Oregon

Ali Wallace, Miss Portland
Age: 21
Platform: Traumatic Brain Injury: Education & Awareness
Talent: Lyrical Dance 

Pennsylvania

Ashley Schmider, Miss Neshaminy Valley
Age: 23
Platform: Strong Women, Strong Girls: Impacting Our Communities…One Girl at a Time
Talent: Tap Dance

PRPuerto Rico

Destiny Velez, Miss Trujillo Alto
Age: 19
Platform: #Upstander
Talent: Acoustic Drums

 

Rhode Island

Alexandra Curtis, Miss West Warwick
Age: 23
Platform: Leading Ladies: Equipping Young Women With The Skills to Lead
Talent: Musical Theater Performance

South Carolina

Daja Dial, Miss Greenville County
Age: 22
Platform: Type I and Type II Diabetes Mellitus
Talent: Vocal

South Dakota

Autumn Simunek, Miss Oahe
Age: 22
Platform: 5 Stars of Serving Those Who Served
Talent: Pop Vocal

Tennessee

Hannah Robison, Miss Scenic City
Age: 21
Platform: Campaign Against Pain: Arthritis Awareness
Talent: Piano

Texas

Shannon Sanderson
Age: 23
Platform: She Matters: Gender Equality and Female Empowerment
Talent: Vocal

Utah

Krissia Beatty, Miss Nebo
Age: 22
Platform: Live Well – Change the Focus
Talent: Piano

Vermont

Alayna Westcom, Miss Vermont’s Sweetheart
Age: 23
Platform: Success through STEM
Talent: Science Experiement

Virginia

Savannah Lane, Miss Piedmont Region
Age: 20
Platform: The Power of Performance “P.O.P.”
Talent: Vocal

Washington

Lizzi Jackson, Miss Rainier
Age: 23
Platform: Community Through Mentorship: Investing in Our Future
Talent: Vocal 

West Virginia

Chelsea Malone, Miss Wheeling
Age: 23
Platform: Mental Health Awareness at its CORE
Talent: Vocal

Wisconsin

Rosalie Smith, Miss New Berlin
Age: 19
Platform: Centered On Loving In Need
Talent: Lyrical dance

Miss Wyoming

Mikaela Shaw
Age: 21
Platform: The Benefits of Music Education in Elementary Schools
Talent: Originally Arranged Violin

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Want more about the Miss America Class of 2016? Miss A Unlimited, an unofficial fan page, has been extremely supportive of The PageantFile. Check them out on Facebook to stay updated on both Miss and Teen State titleholders, Top 5 lists, Collages, and more.

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