SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Miss America has a contestant this year that went to school in the city of Springfield.
Miss Nebraska, a competitor on 2020 Miss America, was a basketball player here in Missouri.
Allie Swanson is a former Evangel University student that graduated in 2017 with a Bachelors’s degree in advertising and public relations.
Miss Missouri was represented by Soncee Brown Partida in 1991 who happens to be a Springfield native.
Partida graduated from Kickapoo High School in 1985 and also graduated from Evangel.
“Since the inception of the program in 1921, one thing has remained true: Miss America remains a role model for many girls,” Partida said. “We know that Allie will use this national platform as an Evangel University alum to make a positive impact on everyone she meets.”
The winner of the 2020 Miss America pageant this year is Miss Virginia, Camille Schrier.