Miss Ohio wins prelim award

By Patricia Ann Speelman - pspeelman@aimmedianetwork.com

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — During the last of three preliminary nights for the “2017 Miss America Competition” in Boardwalk Hall, Miss Ohio, Alice Magoto, was the preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness winner in a black Irene West swimsuit.

Magoto is a granddaughter of Martha and Norbert Magoto, of Russia. She received a $1,000 scholarship for the win.

“I think it’s great she’s gone as far as she has,” Norbert told the Sidney Daily News, Friday. “We hoped she would do well.”

Martha admitted to being proud of Alice.

“All my grandchildren are beautiful and handsome,” she said. “All 22 of them.”

Miss Michigan, Arianna Quan, was named Thursday night’s preliminary talent winner for her piano performance of “L’Ouette” by Glinka Balakirev. Quan will receive a $2,000 scholarship.

The final rounds of competition will be televised Sunday, beginning at 9 p.m., on ABC, which is Time Warner Cable channel 3, locally.

The elder Magotos will be watching the broadcast. Alice’s parents and several other family members are in Atlantic City to support her.

Founded in 1921, the Miss America Organization is one of the nation’s leading advocates for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women. The Miss America Organization and its 52 state organizations make available millions in cash and in-kind scholarships annually. The Miss America Organization also provides young women with a vehicle to further their personal and professional goals and instills within them a spirit of community service through a variety of nationwide community-based programs.


By Patricia Ann Speelman