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Miss America 2020: The top 15 contestants as winner Miss Virginia Camille Schrier is crowned

Camille Schrier being interviewed
Miss Virginia Camille Schrier was the first contestant to perform a scientific experiment. Pic credit: Miss America Organization /YouTube

Miss Virginia Camille Schrier was crowned Miss America on Thursday night in Uncasville, Connecticut. The 24-year-old beat other contestants to the top prize by performing the show’s first-ever science experiment in the talent round.

She impressed judges by demonstrating the catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide and informing them that “Miss America is someone who needs to educate.”

On winning, Schrier said her goal was to promote drug safety and abuse prevention.

Here is a quick rundown of the top 15 contestants Schrier left in her wake:

Miss Texas Chandler Foreman

Foreman is a 22-year-old Media student at the University of North Texas.

Miss New York Lauren Molella

Molella has degrees in Psychology and Pre-Med; she attended Troy University.

Miss Oklahoma Addison Price

Price majored in marketing at Oklahoma State University.

Miss Hawaii Nicole Holbrook

Holbrook is a classically trained pianist who volunteers with helping sick and injured children.

Miss Colorado Monica Thompson

Thompson attends the University of Illinois at Chicago, she has plenty of experience volunteering and working within drama and music.

Miss New Jersey Jade Glab

Glab majored in Finance at Georgetown University; she hopes to see healthy children and a strong America.

Miss Connecticut Jillian Duffy

22-year-old Duffy was diagnosed with leukemia at age 13.  She has a Business Administration Degree from Southern Connecticut State University.

Miss Georgia Victoria Hill

Hill has stated that her goal is to become a professional opera singer and travel around Europe. She has a degree from Reinhardt University.

Miss Florida Michaela McLean

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@missamerica, here I come!!!! I am standing here today because of my Lord Jesus and the community He has surrounded me with. I’ve prepared my whole life for this moment and I can’t believe IT’S HERE! Thank you, Jesus. Let’s do this, Florida! ☀️ • HUGE thank you to my Miss Florida sisters for my new matching luggage set from @calpak! 😍🙌🏼 And @juststitchinandmore for the custom luggage tags! • And of course, I am forever grateful to @annmariesboutique for dressing me in style and class for the cold weather! More of her pieces to come during this exciting week! • #MissFlorida2019 #MichaelaonMission #MichaelaMotivated #BraveandBeautiful #HealthyMindsets #girlswhogoforit #keepingthecrownreal #missamerica2.0 #missamerica2020 @missamerica

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McLean has a degree in Dance and Public Relations from the University of Alabama. She thanked Jesus on Instagram for her opportunity to represent Florida at Miss America 2020.

Miss North Carolina Alex Badgett

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Happiness : my favorite accessory

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22-year-old Badgett has a degree in Business Administration. Her social initiative, N.I.N.E, No Is Not Enough, aims to deepen the message of the anti-rape anthem “no means no.”

Miss Missouri Simone Esters

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A short 2 years ago I decided I wanted to compete for Miss Missouri (where this photo was taken). I told my two closest friends, BEGGED them not to tell anyone, and worked to prepare for the competition. When I got there, I had no clue what to expect, having never competed in the Miss America organization in my life. I walked away with a title and a fuel to be Miss Missouri. Never, I mean NEVER, in my wildest dreams did I think in 2019 I would be getting ready to compete for Miss America. I’m a firm believer in destiny and fate. I can’t help but think, perhaps this is my destiny. Maybe Miss America is my destiny. I can’t wait to see my plan unfold in the next week, as my story has already been written. ✨

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Esters studied Convergence Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia and hopes to mentor kids at risk.

Miss Alabama Tiara Pennington

Pennington studied at the University of Alabama, where she achieved a degree in Political Science. Her social initiative impact was dedicated to the National Psoriasis Foundation.

Miss Kansas Annika Wooton

Wooton graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Arts in Illustration. Her Social Impact Initiative was The Artist’s Fingerprint: The Transformative Power of the Arts.

Miss California Eileen Kim

Kim graduated from Chapman University with, like many of the contestants, a Business Admin. degree. She hopes to pursue a degree in international law and can speak three languages.

The ultimate winner Camille Schrier beat all 50 original contestants to be crowned this year’s Miss America.

Jerry Brown

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