Contestant Testimonials

Past participants share their thoughts on the Organization.

The Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen Scholarship Organization is proud to enrich the lives of so many women.

The Miss America program has enabled me to do things I never dreamed of doing…It is a vehicle to make your mark on this world.

- Angela Perez Baraquio, Miss America 2001

Miss America is and continues to be one of the most empowering organizations for young women across the nation. I for one am a strong believer in an organization that encourages young women to fight hard for a goal. Without Miss America, I would not be at Wofford College, I would not hold the self-assuredness I have today and I would not be well on my way to dual undergraduate and medical school degrees. Name another organization with that much potency.

- Taylor Fitch, Miss South Carolina Teen 2008, & Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2009