First Night of Winners Presented in the Preliminary Round of the 95th Competition
Miss Iowa and Miss South Carolina Win Preliminary Awards on Tuesday, September 8th, the First Night of the 2016 Miss America Competition
Atlantic City, NJ (September 8, 2015) – During the first of three preliminary nights for the 2016 Miss America Pageant in Boardwalk Hall, Miss Iowa, Taylor Wiebers, was named Tuesday night’s preliminary Talent winner for her vocal performance of “Don’t Forget Me” from the musical TV series “Smash.” Taylor will receive a $2,000 scholarship.
Also capturing the spotlight was Miss South Carolina, Daja Dial, who was the preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness winner in a turquoise swimsuit. Daja will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
Founded in 1921, the Miss America Organization is one of the nation’s leading advocates for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women. The Miss America Organization and its 52 state organizations award millions in cash and in-kind scholarships annually. The Miss America Organization also provides young women with a vehicle to further their personal and professional goals and instills within them a spirit of community service through a variety of nationwide community-based programs.
For more information about the Miss America Organization or to download photos of tonight’s preliminary competition winners, Please visit the Miss America Online Press Room atwww.MissAmericaPressRoom.com. Photos will be available for download, starting at 9 a.m. EST the morning following the preliminary competition.
The national broadcast of the 95th anniversary of the “2016 Miss America Competition” will take place on Sunday, September 13 (9:00 -11:00 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed), live from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on the ABC Television Network.
Tickets for “The 2016 Miss America Competition” are now on sale and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com. For more information on “The 2016 Miss America Competition,” please visit Miss America Organization’s website at www.missamerica.org.
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