The preliminary rounds for theÂ 2018 Miss America CompetitionÂ are officially here!
Kicking off last night (September 6) at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, all 51 contestants competed in both the Talent and Lifestyle and Fitness categories.
Miss Utah, JessiKate Riley was namedÂ TuesdayÂ nightâ€™s preliminary Talent winner for her classical violin performance. JessiKate will receive a $2,000 scholarship. Also capturing the spotlight was Miss Texas, Margana Wood, who was the preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness winner in a vibrant blue swimsuit. Margana will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
There are two more nights of preliminary rounds, where each contestant will compete again in the appropriate categories. TheÂ final night of competition will air on Saturday, September 9th @ 9PM ET/PT on ABC.