2015 Miss America Pageant
The enthusiasm and excitement continued on the second night of the 2015 Miss America Competition as two contestants were presented with preliminary awards.
Miss Kentucky Ramsey Carpenter was named Wednesday night’s preliminary talent winner for her fiddle performance to “Sally Goodin” and “Orange Blossom Special” in Boardwalk Hall. Ramsey will receive a $2,000 scholarship.
Also capturing the spotlight was Miss Oklahoma Alex Eppler, who won the preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness in a two-piece, pink Catalina swimsuit. Alex will receive a $1,000 Scholarship.
During the evening, the Miss America Organization proudly presented the Academy of Honor Award to Mansfield Bias, President and State Executive Director of the Miss Georgia Organization.
Mansfield has been a dedicated volunteer for over 20 years with a commitment to outstanding service to our program and will receive a $5,000 Scholarship Award.
The Academy of Honor, The Children’s Miracle Maker Awards and The 2015 Miss America Quality of Life Award Winners Announced
The Children’s Miracle Maker Award was another special highlight of the evening. This year’s Miracle Maker Awards were presented to the Miss South Carolina Organization and The Miss District of Columbia Organization.
The contestants who raised the most funds were Miss South Carolina Lanie Hudson, Miss Georgia Maggie Bridges and Miss Louisiana Lacey Sanchez. We applaud their outstanding efforts and thank them for their wonderful contributions.
The special announcement of the 2015 Quality of Life award winners provided more wonderful reasons to celebrate. Among the 53 contestants, three were chosen as recipients of this year’s Quality of Life Awards.
This year’s winner of the $6,000 Quality of Life Award is Miss Alabama Caitlin Brunell who has helped to improve the quality of life for individuals through her platform, Caitlin’s Closet: One Stop Shopping for Life. Miss Alabama has used her platform to empower others to realize that even though they are faced with a difficult situation. After her family lost everything in a house fire, Caitlin felt inspired by all of those who helped her. Her platform has enabled her to go above and beyond in her efforts to help others faced with similar situations in their own lives.
The first-runner up for the Quality of Life Award and winner of a $4,000 scholarship was Miss Delaware Brittany Lewis. Brittany’s personal platform Domestic Violence Awareness, sheds light on the issue of domestic violence in the nation. Brittany has made a lifelong commitment to support domestic violence victims and their families.
The second runner-up and winner of a $2,000 scholarship was Miss Maryland Jade Kenny for her work supporting The Rainbows Organization, which promotes the importance of gaining access to an outlet for grief after losing a loved one. Jade hopes to spread the message of healing and hope after suffering from any loss.
View Miss America pageant results for the January 2013 pageant
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
- Note: Pageant Center is not affiliated with the Miss America Organization.