Ga., Fla. Win 3rd night Miss America prelims

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Miss America contestants from Georgia and Florida have won the third and final night of preliminary competitions in the pageant.

Miss Georgia Carly Mathis won the swimsuit category on Thursday and Miss Florida Myrrhanda Jones won the talent competition.

The Press of Atlantic City reports (bit.ly/15ZpEoV) that 22-year-old Mathis is promoting heart health and heart safety. The 20-year-old Jones is promoting comfort for kids.

Jones wowed the audience at Boardwalk Hall with her baton twirling performance while wearing a brace on her right knee. She receives a $2,000 scholarship for winning the night's talent event. Mathis receives $1,000 for winning the swimsuit competition.

Thursday's program also honored Donna Axum Whitworth, who's celebrating her 50th anniversary of being crowned Miss America.

The new Miss America will be crowned Sunday night.

___

Information from: The Press of Atlantic City (N.J.), http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com


(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Top Stories

  • Racial Divide?
    A report some Seahawks think Russell Wilson isn't 'black enough' stirs strong reactions

  • Strippers Win
    A judge blocks Pierce County from releasing licenses and IDs of strippers

  • Gun Rights
    Background checks and gun rights take center stage at KTTH debate
ATTENTION COMMENTERS: We've changed our comments, but want to keep you in the conversation.
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus
Sign up for breaking news e-mail alerts from MyNorthwest.com
In the community
Do you know an exceptional citizen who has impacted and inspired others?
KIRO Radio and WSECU would like to recognize six oustanding citizens this year. Nominate them to be recognized and to receive a $2,000 charitable grant.