Betty Cantrell, Miss America 2016
Hometown: Warner Robins, Georgia
Education: Mount De Sales Academy, Wesleyan College, and Mercer University
National Platform Issue: Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
(National Goodwill Ambassador)
Personal Platform Issue: Healthy Children, Strong America
Scholastic Ambition: Graduate from a conservatory for musical theater with honors
Talent: Classical Vocal / Tu Tu Piccolo Iddio
Scholastic Honors: Academic, music, and theater scholarships at Mercer University and Wesleyan College
Career Ambition: Perform on Broadway
Local Competition: Miss Warner Robins
State Competition: Miss Georgia
ABOUT BETTY CANTRELL, MISS AMERICA 2016
This past year, thousands of young women vied for the title of Miss America 2016 and its $50,000 scholarship award. On September 13th, Betty Cantrell, from Warner Robins, Georgia, became the first Miss Georgia to take home the crown since 1953.
As Miss America 2016, Betty will embark on a national tour to promote her personal platform, Healthy Children, Strong America, encouraging children to make healthy choices and stay active. She will continue to entertain audiences around the nation with astounding vocal performances while serving as the National Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Betty is a junior at Mercer University studying musical performance. She grew up on a 700 acre farm in Warner Robins, Georgia and hopes to one day perform on Broadway.