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news & views ● scoops News Reports from the World of Pageantry MISS USA ORGANIZATION MISS AMERICA ORGANIZATION Former Pageantry & PromTime Model Crowned Miss Virginia USA Another Major Programming Change at Fox News C I ongratulations to former Pageantry & PromTime model (spring 2015) Ashley Vollrath, who was recently crowned Miss Virginia USA. Ashley joins an elite list of for- mer models who have captured state titles and advanced to com- pete within the Miss USA pageant. Way to go Ashley. □ MISS AMERICA ORGANIZATION The 2018 Miss America's Outstanding Teen Competition & Events Scheduled in Orlando, Florida, July 2018 T he Miss America's Out- standing Teen Organization announced that the 2018 Miss America's Outstanding Teen Competition will take place in Orlando, Florida, at the Linda Chapin Theatre inside the Orange County Convention Center. Talented and articulate representatives from each state, along with the District of Columbia, will check in on Saturday, July 21st for an exciting week of events, all culminating with the competition finals on Saturday, July 28th, where one young woman will win the cov- eted MAOTeen title. t was big news at Fox News as the channel shuffled its nighttime pro- gram schedule. A new live late-evening hour devoted to hard news will debut at 11 P.M. Fox News @ Night will be anchored by veteran Fox News correspondent, host, and anchor Shannon Bream. Bream, an attorney and Miss Virginia America 1990, transitioned to television reporting and anchoring in 2000, and she has worked for Fox News since 2007. For more than half of that time, based in Washington, D.C., Bream was the channel's Supreme Court reporter, frequently reporting on legal issues, and she occasionally guest-hosted FNC programs. Most recently, Bream co-anchored a live, daily two-hour morning pro- gram, America's Newsroom. □ MISS AMERICA ORGANIZATION New Book "Be Fierce" by Gretchen Carlson Available Now! I n her new book, BE FIERCE, Miss America 1989 Gretchen Carlson shares her own experiences, as well as powerful and moving stories from women in many different careers and fields who decided they, too, weren't ready to shut up and sit down. Gretchen became a voice for the voiceless, and in doing so, she "The MAOTeen Organization is so proud to continue our relation- ship with the Orange County Convention Center and the Rosen Centre Hotel," said Donna Bozarth, MAOTeen's Chairman of the Board. "I hope everyone will join us for this unique event celebrat- ing America's most outstanding young women." discovered that every woman has a story. When star news anchor, journalist, mother of two, and former Miss America 1989 Gretchen Carlson spoke up about sexual harassment in the workplace, she had no idea what lay ahead. The 2018 MAOTeen Competition Finals follows three days of Pre- liminary Competitions (July 24-26) and a week of various events held around the City of Orlando. □ But now, the floodgates have opened and thousands of women are joining her to Be Fierce and reclaim their power against any injustice. 12 PAGEANTRY □