Miss America Pageant :: January 30, 2010

It’s a big dream for many little girls across the country: to one day be crowned Miss America. This year, for 53 beautiful, smart and talented contestants, that dream could come true as they prep for the 2010 Miss America Pageant, airing live on January 30, 2010.

Meet The Contestants

Miss Alabama: Liz Cochran, 20, wants to be a doctor.

Miss Alaska: Sydnee Waggoner, 23, can sing opera.

Miss Arizona: Savanna Troupe, 23, is a baton twirler.

Miss Arkansas: Sarah Slocum, 23, wants to work at a university.

Miss California: Kristy Cavinder, 21, can do ballet en pointe.

Miss Colorado: Katie Lucille Layman, 23, wants a career in dance.

Miss Connecticut: Sharalynn Kuziak, 22, dances tap.

Miss Delaware: Heather Lehman, 20, wants to work in Washington, D.C.

Miss District of Columbia: Jen Corey, 22, received a music scholarship in school.

Miss Florida: Rachael Todd, 22, wants to help end homelessness in America.

Miss Georgia: Emily Cook, 22, plays the oboe.

Miss Hawaii: Raeceen Anuenue Woolford, 24, is from Honolulu.

Miss Idaho: Kara Jackson, 22, plays the viola.

Miss Illinois: Erin O’Connor, 21, is interested in skin cancer education and prevention.

Miss Indiana: Nicole Pollard, 23, sings Broadway show tunes.

Miss Iowa: Anne Michael Languth, 22, wants both a medical and law degree.

Miss Kansas: Becki Ronen, 21, plays the classical trumpet.

Miss Kentucky: Mallory Ervin, 24, is going to attend grad school.

Miss Louisiana: Katherine Putnam, 23, can play the piano.

Miss Maine: Susie Stauble, 22, wants to be a paramedic or a nurse.

Miss Maryland: Brooke Catherine Poklemba, 24, believes in early intervention when it comes to autism.

Miss Massachusetts: Amanda Kelly, 23, wants to become a CEO.

Miss Michigan: Nicole Blaszczyk, 22, practices lyrical dance.

Miss Minnesota: Brooke Kelly Kilgarriff, 20, is interested in musical theatre.

Miss Mississippi: Anna Elizabeth Tadlock, 23, wants to become a teacher.

Miss Missouri: Tara Osseck, 23, is a tap dancer.

Miss Montana: Brittany Wiser, 21, is concerned about suicide prevention issues.

Miss Nebraska: Brittany Jeffers, 23, does Broadway-style jazz dance.

Miss Nevada: Christina Keegan, 23, wants to study medicine.

Miss New Hampshire: Lindsey Graham, 22, will sing Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah.

Miss New Jersey: Ashley Shaffer, 23, believes girls should maintain a healthy weight to feel great.

Miss New Mexico: Nicole Miner, 23, supports a leukemia/lymphoma society.

Miss New York: Alyse Zwick, 24, loves to act.

Miss North Carolina: Katherine Elizabeth Southard, 23, wants a degree in business admin.

Miss North Dakota: Katie Ralston, 22, made the dean’s list.

Miss Ohio: Erica Gelhaus, 21, supports children’s literacy.

Miss Oklahoma: Taylor Treat, 22, wants to work in HR.

Miss Oregon: CC Barber, 23, mentors high-risk youth.

Miss Pennsylvania: Shannon Doyle, 24, tap dances.

Miss Puerto Rico: Mimi Pabon, 24, wants to become an actress and producer.

Miss Rhode Island: Julianna Strout, 24, is a vocalist.

Miss South Carolina: Kelly Annette Sloan, 24, wants to become a prof.

Miss South Dakota: Morgan Peck, 20, likes to get involved in local government.

Miss Tennessee: Stefanie Wittler, 22, supports the Ronald McDonald House Organization.

Miss Texas: Kristen Blair, 22, wants to teach music or theatre to kids.

Miss Utah: Whitney Merrifield, 19, is one of the two youngest contestants this year.

Miss Vermont: Laura Hall, 22, wants to walk in the non-profit sector.

Miss Virgin Islands: Shayla S. Solomon, 24, can play the steel pan drums.

Miss Virginia: Caressa Cameron, 22, wants to be TV news anchor.

Miss Washington: Devanni Partridge, 21, wants to be a chiropractic.

Miss West Virginia: Talia Markham, 22, is a singer.

Miss Wisconsin: Kristina Smaby, 22, dances ballet en pointe.

Miss Wyoming: Anna Nelson, 19, is one of the two youngest contestants this year.

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