During the first of three preliminary nights for the 2014 Miss America Competition, Miss New Hampshire, Samantha Russo was named Talent winner for her vocal performance of “Don’t Rain On My Parade” in Boardwalk Hall on Tuesday. Samantha will receive a $2,000 scholarship. Also capturing the spotlight was Miss Mississippi, Chelsea Rick, who was the preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness winner in a black and gold Catalina swimsuit. Chelsea will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
As the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women and one of the nation’s leading achievement programs, the Miss America Organization last year made available more than $45 million in scholarship assistance. The Miss America Organization provides young women with a vehicle to further their personal and professional goals and instills a spirit of community service through a variety of nationwide community-based programs.