Two weeks ago, a new Miss JSU was crowned to represent Jacksonville State University in the Miss Alabama pageant that, if our Miss JSU is successful, will lead to the Miss America pageant.
Jayme Wagner, our new Miss JSU, was a finalist in last year’s Miss JSU pageant and 1st runner up to Sara Beth Drake, Miss JSU 2013. Wagner is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha.
The Miss JSU, Miss Alabama, and the Miss America pageants will provide scholarship money to the lady crowned and for those who are runners up.
The Miss Alabama pageant, which will take place in June 2014 at the Wright Center on Samford University’s campus, has records going back to 1921 detailing those who have been crowned Miss Alabama.
A Miss Alabama has been crowned as Miss America a total of three times.
The first deaf-mute to be crowned Miss America, Heather McCallum, was also the first Miss JSU to be crowned Miss America.
The Miss Alabama pageant is a not-for-profit event that provides scholarship funding for its participants and propels those involved into the limelight. This light that is shed on the ladies that participate can allow them to be involved in changing lives and influencing those around them to consider their ideas and opinions.
The Miss America pageant, taking place in September of this year, is widely watched and judged, similar to the Miss Alabama in its goals and influence.
The Miss America Organization is one of the nation's leading achievement programs and the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women.
Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance.
As the representative for JSU, Jayme Wagner will be participating in the Miss Alabama pageant in June.
If she is crowned Miss Alabama, she willgo on to participate in the Miss America pageant.
As Miss JSU, Wagner is required to perform community service. These requirements will become more significant if she succeeds in winning the title of Miss Alabama.