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news & views ● scoops News Reports from the World of Pageantry MISS AMERICA ORGANIZATION “The 2018 Miss America Competition” To Broadcast Live From Historic Boardwalk Hall In Atlantic City he Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced today that the 97th Miss America Com- petition will return to Atlantic City’s historic Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2017 (9:00 – 11:00 p.m./ET) on the ABC Television Network. Packed with glitz and glam, the spectacular evening will showcase the serious smarts and tremendous talent of 52 women representing their home states and territories as they compete to bring home the crown. At the conclusion of the intense competition, one woman will win the coveted Miss America title. “As we barrel towards our 100th Anniversary, I am so proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with dick clark productions, ABC, and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) in Atlantic City as we join forces to create great televi- sion and continue celebrating the empowerment of America's most outstanding young women,” said Sam Haskell, Execu- tive Chairman & CEO of the Miss America Organization. “The 2018 Miss America Competition” follows three days of Pre- liminary Competitions and two weeks of various Miss Ameri- ca events held on and around the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk. The 52 contestants will also participate in the cel- ebrated, fan-favorite "Show Us Your Shoes” Parade, which will travel along a two-mile route on the Atlantic City Board- walk Saturday, September 9. □ T MISS AMERICA ORGANIZATION The Miss America Foundation Ranked #1 of 10 Biggest Scholarship Providers in the World he Miss America Founda- tion is proud to announce its recent ranking by TheBest- as number one out of the 10 Biggest Scholar- ship Providers in the World! The Miss America Founda- tion, a 501(c)3 non-profit or- ganization - together with the Miss America Organization and its 52 licensed organizations - is the nation’s leading ad- vocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States, awarding millions of dollars annually in cash awards and in- kind tuition waivers. The Miss America Foundation strives to empower young women to achieve their academic and ca- reer goals by providing quality scholarship assistance. □ T 12 PAGEANTRY MISS AMERICA ORGANIZATION The Miss America Organization Welcomes New Members to Board of Directors he Miss America Organization is proud to announce the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors: Miss America 1966 Deborah Bryant Berge and Mr. David Zinczenko. "On behalf of our Board of Directors, I am proud to welcome these two exempla- ry people to our team," said Lynn H. Weid- ner, Chairman of the Board. "We are looking forward to their many positive con- tributions as we move toward our one hundredth anniversary." In the fall of 1965, Debbie Bryant became the first Miss America to be selected from the State of Kansas. After her year of service, she returned to school and was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from the University of Kansas with a degree in English. A popular emcee at state and local com- petitions, she also served as television commentator for the Miss America Competition in 1969 and 1970. T David Zinczenko, author of 19 New York Times bestsellers, is the Founder and CEO of Galvanized Media, a company commit- ted to defining the new era of healthy living. With more than 10 million books in print, Dave’s books include the Eat This, Not That! series, the Zero Belly Diet series, and his latest bestseller, Zero Sugar Diet. Dave also spearheads the Random House lifestyle books imprint, Zinc Ink., and is the Nutrition and Wellness Editor for ABC News across all their platforms. He is a regular guest on "Good Morning America," "Dr. Oz," "The View," and other top-rated television programming. At Galvanized, Dave owns and op- erates cross-platform franchises Eat This, Not That! and Best Life, many produced in tandem with partners at ABC News, Random House, Mered- ith Corporation, and American Media, Inc. Dave was formerly the General Manager for Rodale, Inc.’s Healthy Living Group, serving as Editor-in-Chief of Men’s Health magazine and Editorial Di- rector of Women’s Health and Prevention magazines, and Rodale Books. Under his leadership, Men’s Health was named “The Most Influential Mag- azine Brand of the Last 25 Years” by Media Industry Newsletter. After serving over 10 years on the MAO Board, where she was instrumental in sup- porting our leadership in the restructuring of our beloved organization, Attorney and former Miss America Rebecca King Dre- man is being elevated to Director Emeritus joining Donna Axum Whitworth! Rebecca has served as 1st Vice Chairman of the Ex- ecutive Committee, Chairman of the Judges Committee, Chairman of the State License Committee, and Chairman of the ByLaws Committee. □