This week Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan visited our nation’s capitol to shine light upon two critical issues facing America’s youth, education and protection from child abuse. On Tuesday, Mallory traveled to Capitol Hill urging Congress and the White House to restore funding to the Victims of Child Abuse Act. She met with Senators, members of Congress, and media about the importance of restoring this vital funding which permits Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) to operate across the country.
Wednesday, Mallory joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in this year’s Let’s Read! Let’s Move! summer enrichment events sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. This series is designed to promote the importance of summer learning and encourages all adults to read to children. Mallory contributed to the event by reading children’s books to children in the program. Afterwards, Mallory led students in games and activities, to emphasize the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle.
On Thursday, Mallory visited Upper Marlboro, MD, to promote STEM studies at the 19th Annual Thingamajig Invention Convention. Thingamajig encourages children to explore the fields of science, technology, engineering and design. Kids use recycled materials to create their inventions and learn about the importance of protecting the environment. The Miss America Organization, a strong advocate of STEM studies, introduced a STEM scholarship to national contestants, an essential step in the advocacy of countless educational opportunities for young women.
Mallory’s day continued with a special visit to the National Gallery where she was given a tour of The Ballets Russes exhibition.
Thursday was topped off with a return to Capitol Hill where she was given the opportunity to further promote her personal platform initiative.
- Photos courtesy of the Miss America Organization
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The Miss America Organization is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance. Website: www.missamerica.org
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