HATTIESBURG, MS (WLOX) - The Miss America pageant taking place in Atlantic City, New Jersey Sunday will air live on WLOX-ABC. The pageant starts at 8 p.m. until 10 p.m.
During the second night of preliminary competitions, the Bayou State's Miss Louisiana April Nelson was named Wednesday night's preliminary talent winner for her vocal performance. She walked away with a $2,000 scholarship.
And the Sunshine state's Miss Florida MaryKatherine Fechtel was the lifestyle and fitness swimsuit winner. That earned her a $1,000 scholarship.
All together 52 women from all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico are vying this week for the crown of Miss America.
Included in that mix our very own Miss Mississippi Hannah Roberts. She hails from Mount Olive. And is majoring in Chemistry-biochemistry at USM in Hattiesburg.