By AUBREY REBELO
Miss America was started in 1921 by an Atlantic businessmen, Sam Haskell, and has grown through the years to be a common household name. Miss America is not just a title, it is a movement that any young woman can be a part of. Competing not only gives the contestants self confidence, but gives them a voice in their movement and platform, to bring attention to the important issues in our society.
Savvy Shields, or Miss Arkansas, took home the crown and title of Miss America over the fifty-one other contestants. She is a Senior at the University of Arkansas, majoring in art. When asked about college she happily stated, “I want to hopefully work in a museum and teach at a collegiate level.” As we can Imagine it is a great help, as winning the title is not the only thing Miss America gets; Savvy Shields also took home a fifty thousand dollar college scholarship.
But the title holder is not the only lucky contestant that gets scholarship money for college. 25,000 dollars for the first runner up, Rachel Wyatt, Miss South Carolina and twenty thousand dollars for the second runner up, Camille Sims, Miss New York. Even the non-finalists take about three thousand dollars, or more for scholarships.