The excitement continued on the second night of the 2014 Miss America Competition, back in its hometown of Atlantic City, New Jersey. The celebration began with a special patriotic tribute in honor of the 12th anniversary of September 11th. The Spotlight Performers Show Choir from The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company performed “God Bless the USA” at the opening of the show. Miss Minnesota, Rebecca Yeh was named Wednesday night’s preliminary Talent winner for her violin performance in Boardwalk Hall. Rebecca will receive a $2,000 scholarship. Also capturing the spotlight was Miss Oklahoma, Kelsey Griswold, who was the preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness winner in a black Catalina swimsuit. Kelsey will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
The Children’s Miracle Maker Award was another special highlight of the evening. This year’s Miracle Maker Award recipient was the Miss South Carolina Organization.The Miss America contestant who raised the most funds was Miss South Carolina, Brooke Mosteller. We applaud her outstanding efforts and thank The Miss South Carolina Organization for their wonderful contributions.