During the last of three preliminary nights for the 2017 Miss America Competition in Boardwalk Hall, Miss Michigan, Arianna Quan, was named Thursday nightâ€™s preliminary Talent winner for her piano performance of “L’Ouette” by Glinka Balakirev.
Arianna will receive a $2,000 scholarship. Also capturing the spotlight was Miss Ohio, Alice Magoto, who was the preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness winner in a black Irene West swimsuit. Alice will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
Founded in 1921, the Miss America Organization is one of the nationâ€™s leading advocates for womenâ€™s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women. The Miss America Organization and its 52 state organizations make available millions in cash and in-kind scholarships annually. ItÂ also provides young women with a vehicle to further their personal and professional goals and instills within them a spirit of community service through a variety of nationwide community-based programs.
TheÂ 2017 Miss America CompetitionÂ airs live from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Sunday, September 11th @ 9PM ET/PT on ABC.
Photo: MAO/Bruce V. Boyajian