Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan, Miss America Organization’s Board Chairman & CEO, Sam Haskell, III and Duke of Edinburgh’s Award USA Executive Director, Josh Randle, joined the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Organization to participate in a series of special events around HRH The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex’s visit for the 2013 Duke of Edinburgh’s Award presentation to Miss America Organization local and state titleholders.
The Award, eligible to persons ages 14 to 25, awards bronze, silver and gold medals to those who successfully complete requirements in four areas: community service, physical fitness, special skill and adventurous journey.
Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam hosted the 5 Award programs in the state of Tennessee at The Tennessee Residence, the Governor’s Mansion for the state’s inaugural Duke of Edinburgh Award ceremony.
HRH The Prince Edward and Miss America met this year’s recipients of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and presented the medals to the participants who proudly earned these prestigious awards. Miss America state titleholders in attendance were:
- Miss Alabama Anna Laura Bryan
- Miss Tennessee Chandler Lawson
- Miss Mississippi Marie Wicks
- Miss North Carolina Arlie Honeycutt
- Miss Oklahoma Alicia Clifton
- Miss Ohio Elissa McCracken
- Miss Pennsylvania Jordyn Colao
- Miss West Virginia, Kaitlin Gates
- Miss Georgia Leighton Jordan
Bronze Medalist Miss Oklahoma, Alicia Clifton was invited to the stage by Sam Haskell to report on what’s been happening in her hometown of Moore, Oklahoma post the devastating Tornado. Everyone offered their thoughts and prayers.
We sincerely thank the State Executive Director of the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Organization, Jane Alderson. We extend our deepest appreciation to Jane and the rest of the Miss Tennessee Board Members for their gracious hospitality, as well as a special thank you to their dedicated volunteers who helped make this an incredibly memorable event for HRH The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.
For more information on how you can get involved with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, click here!
About the Miss America Pageant
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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