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Official Statement Regarding Changes to Miss America

The Miss Illinois Scholarship Organization and its Board of Directors supports Miss America and its mission of empowering the women of our program by highlighting their intellect and many talents. While change can be difficult, we celebrate our nearly 100-year history and embrace our new format moving into the future. Though changes will occur at the state level next year, our competition this week will take place in its original format as planned. Our contestants are in great spirits, and looking forward to showcasing their communication skills this week during our statewide competition where we will award nearly $50,000 in scholarship assistance.

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