On Sunday, September 10, Miss America 2018 will be chosen from among the 2017 state winners. My friend Lyn Harris, Chi Omega’s Archivist, will be in the audience cheering on her four Chi Omega sisters as they compete for the crown. The show is on ABC at 9 p.m. Eastern/8 p.m. Central.
I will be live blogging the events at http://wp.me/P20I1i-3ER, the same place you can find the list of sorority women who are competing. (Please let me know if I am missing anyone. I try my darndest to uncover the connections, but sometimes one slips by me!)
The preliminary rounds have started and finalists have been chosen for some of the awards.
Miss Texas, Margana Wood, Zeta Tau Alpha, University of Texas, Winner of Lifestyle and Fitness.
Miss Louisiana, Laryssa Bonacquisti, Chi Omega, Louisiana State University, Winner of Lifestyle and Fitness AND Talent competitions.
Miss Florida, Sara Zeng, Alpha Chi Omega, Florida State University, Winner of Lifestyle.
The finalists for the Jean Bartel Quality of Life Award are:
Miss Alabama Jessica Procter, Alpha Gamma Delta, University of Alabama – WINNER $6,000 Scholarship
Miss District of Columbia Briana Kinsey
Miss Kansas Krystian Fish
Miss Minnesota Brianna Drevlow
Miss Mississippi Anne Elizabeth Buys, Chi Omega, Mississippi State University
Miss North Dakota Cara Mund, Cara Mund, Kappa Delta, Brown University, First Runner-Up, $4,000 Scholarship
Miss South Carolina Suzi Roberts, Delta Gamma, University of Texas, Second Runner-Up, $2,000 Scholarship
The finalists for the 2018 STEM Scholarships are:
Miss District of Columbia Briana Kinsey (Winner)
Miss Kentucky Molly Matney (Winner)
Miss Massachusetts Jillian Zucco (Winner)
Miss Nebraska Allison Tietjen, Alpha Phi, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Miss Nevada Andrea Martinez
Miracle Maker Awards