Welcome Back to Atlantic City Miss America!
Atlantic City is once again thrilled to play host to
the Miss America Pageant at world famous Boardwalk
Hall in September. It will be televised "Live" on
the ABC network through 2016.
When: September 11, 2016
Where: Historic Boardwalk Hall
Parade Details: Held on Friday night, begins
at Revel and travels the length of the Boardwalk.
Famous Phrase "Show Us Your Shoes" is the common way to
get your favorite contestants attention.
Will be televised on ABC between 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Miss America Pageant History
Since the early 1920s, the honor of being crowned
Miss America has become one of the most honorable and
cherished traditions in the United States. Every year, a
new queen has the opportunity to showcase not only her
mesmerizing beauty, but also a variety of talents and
traits to match.
A great deal of hard work and
dedication are put forth into orchestrating this annual
event, one that features young and talented women from
many different walks of life. These role models
symbolize what it means to be intelligent and graceful
while displaying kindness and understanding. All in all,
Miss America is an inspiration for those who aspire to
be the best they can possibly be.
Each contestant is required to enter a local pageant
before qualifying to be her state’s sole representative.
From that point forward, one woman from each state has
the opportunity to shine on the national stage in hopes
of becoming the belle of the ball for an entire year.
Over the last 15 years, the Miss America crown has been
passed along to the following winners.
Most Recent Scholarship Winners
2015-Kira Kazantsev (Miss New York)
2014- Mallory Hytes Hagan (Miss New York)
2012-Laura Kaeppeler (Miss Wisconsin)
2011-Teresa Scanlan (Miss Nebraska)
2010-Caressa Cameron (Miss Virginia)
2009-Katie Stam (Miss Indiana)
2008-Kirsten Haglund (Miss Michigan)
2007-Lauren Nelson (Miss Oklahoma)
2006-Jennifer Berry (Miss Oklahoma)
2005-Deidre Downs (Miss Alabama)
2004-Ericka Dunlap (Miss Florida)
2003-Erika Harold (Miss Illinois)
2002-Katie Harmon (Miss Oregon)
2001- Angela Perez-Baraquio (Miss Hawaii)
2000-Heather French (Miss Kentucky)
1999-Nicole Johnson (Miss Virginia)
1998-Kate Shindle (Miss Illinois)
Owning this proud distinction comes with a number of
responsibilities. Each Miss America is allowed to
champion her own cause while fulfilling the obligations
designated by the Miss America Organization. The
above-mentioned honorees have donated much of their time
towards helping others; many of these women remain
proactive in providing humanitarian assistance for those
Eating disorders education, AIDS awareness,
diabetes prevention, and a number of other efforts are
in place for propelling positive results on a wider
As opposed to the Miss Americas of yesteryear, these
women have remained in the spotlight via public speaking
engagements that deal with a variety of much-needed
community services. They’ve logged literally thousands
of miles traveling the country to promote charitable
causes while playing instrumental roles in fundraising
events. Some have presented their cases to the United
States Congress while others have found ways to help
No matter the cause, each Miss America from the very
beginning has contributed her time and effort to
promoting the goodness of humanity, and showing that
reaching out to lend a hand can be a tremendously