Miss America 2003

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Miss America 2003
Date September 21, 2002
Presenters Wayne Brady
Venue Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Broadcaster ABC
Winner Erika Harold
Illinois Illinois

Miss America 2003, the 76th Miss America, pageant, was televised live from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 21, 2002 on the ABC Network. The pageant was won by Erika Harold of Illinois.[1]

Results[edit]

Placements[edit]

Final Results Contestant
Miss America 2003
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 10
Top 15

Awards[edit]

Delegates[edit]

The Miss America 2002 delegates were:

State Name Hometown Age1 Talent Placement Special awards Notes
Alabama Scarlotte Deupree Birmingham, AL 22 Vocal 1st runner-up Quality of Life 1st runner-up
Alaska Peggy Willman Anchorage, AK 23 Alaskan Native Dance
Arizona Laura Lawless Tempe, AZ 23 Classical Piano Top 15
Arkansas Lauren Davidson El Dorado, AR 20 Vocal
California Jennifer Glover Castro Valley, CA 23 Contemporary Vocal Former Miss California USA 2001
Colorado Morgan O'Murray Colorado Springs, CO 21 Jazz Dance Former Miss Colorado Teen USA 1999
Connecticut Tanisha Brito New London, CT 21 Tap Dance Top 10 Later Miss Georgia USA 2005
Delaware Shoha Parekh Newark, DE 24 Bharatnatyam Style Dance
District of Columbia Sarah-Elizabeth Langford Atlanta, GA 23 Gymnastics Later Miss District of Columbia USA 2005
Florida Katherine Carson Sarasota, FL 20 Vocal
Georgia Amy Mulkey Gainesville, GA 23 Classical Piano
Hawaii Kehaulani Christian Pearl City, HI 23 Tahitian Dance
Idaho Misty Taylor Boise, ID 20 Classical Vocal
Illinois Erika Harold Urbana, IL 22 Operatic Aria Winner Preliminary Interview
Indiana Tangra Riggle West Lafayette, IN 21 Contemporary Vocal Top 15 Preliminary Talent
Iowa Stephanie Moore Okoboji, IA 22 Vocal
Kansas Jeanne Anne Schroeder Hutchinson, KS 24 Classical Vocal
Kentucky Mary Catherine Correll Somerset, KY 21 Classical Vocal
Louisiana Casey Jo Crowder Shreveport, LA 23 Vocal
Maine Rachel Wadsworth Hiram, ME 20 Rhythm Tap Dance
Maryland Camille Lewis Silver Spring, MD 21 Crossover Classical Violin 4th runner-up Overall Talent, Preliminary Talent, Preliminary Evening Gown
Massachusetts Melanie Correia Acushnet, MA 22 Vocal Top 10
Michigan Erin Moss Stevensville, MI 21 Flutist
Minnesota Allyson Kearns Prairie, MN 22 Self-Choreographed Dance
Mississippi Jennifer Adcock Hattiesburg, MS 22 Piano Top 10 Preliminary Swimsuit Later Miss Mississippi USA 2005 and Top 10 Finalist at Miss USA 2005
Missouri Shandi Finnessey Florissant, MO 24 Piano Solo Preliminary Evening Gown Later Miss Missouri USA 2004 & Miss USA 2004
Montana Heather Rathbun Darby, MT 24 Tae Kwon Do Demonstration
Nebraska Krista Knicely Omaha, NE 23 Jazz Dance
Nevada Teresa Benitez Reno, NV 24 Monologue 3rd runner-up Quality of Life, Overall Interview, Preliminary Interview
New Hampshire Mary Morin Bedford, NH 24 Classical Piano
New Jersey Alicia Luciano Stanhope, NJ 19 Lyrical Dance Overall Gown, Preliminary Evening Gown
New Mexico Erin Griggs Alamogordo, NM 22 Violin Solo
New York Tiffany Walker Brooklyn, NY 22 Interpretive Modern Dance Top 10 Preliminary Swimsuit
North Carolina Misty Clymer Raleigh 21 Semi-Classical Vocal Top 15
North Dakota Stacey Thomas Bismarck, ND 19 Jazz en Pointe Former Miss North Dakota Teen USA 2001
Ohio Tiffany Haas Cincinnati, OH 20 Classical Vocal Quality of Life 2nd runner-up
Oklahoma Casey Preslar Tulsa 22 Jazz Vocal 2nd runner-up Preliminary Talent
Oregon Brita Stream Eugene, OR 22 Vocal
Pennsylvania Autumn Maris Waynesburg, PA 22 Lyrical Dance
Rhode Island Gianine Teti Providence, RI 22 Classical Vocal
South Carolina Kelly McCorkle Greenville, SC 23 Lyrical Ballet Top 15 Contestant on The Amazing Race 7
South Dakota Vanessa Short Bull Rapid City, SD 23 Ballet en Pointe Former Miss South Dakota USA 2000
Tennessee Valli Kugler Rutherford, TN 22 Vocal
Texas Mary Lisa Dalzell Magnolia, TX 23 Flute solo Top 10 Preliminary Interview
Utah Natalie Johnson Bountiful, UT 22 Classical Piano
Vermont Sarah Jo Willey Bakersfield, VT 24 Vocal
Virginia Jennifer Pitts Arlington, VA 24 Contemporary Ballet En Pointe Later Miss Virginia USA 2005
Washington Amanda Beers Richland, WA 20 Classical Piano Top 15
West Virginia Janna Kerns Terra Alta, WV 23 Vocal
Wisconsin Jayme Dawicki New Berlin, WI 22 Classical Piano
Wyoming Beth Holland Gillette, WY 23 Vocal

1 Age as of September 2002

References[edit]

  1. ^ Curran, John (2001-09-22). "Oregon Wins Miss America Crown". Associated Press. 

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