Princeton Student Crowned Miss New Jersey

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    Associated Press/The Press of Atlantic City, Donald B. Kravitz

    A Princeton University student has captured the Miss New Jersey crown and earned a spot in the Miss America pageant when it heads to Atlantic City later this year.

    The Press of Atlantic City reports 20-year-old Cara McCollum captured the title Saturday night in Ocean City.

    She was competing at Miss Island Resort.
     
    McCollum will receive an $11,000 scholarship and a place in the Miss America pageant on September 15. Pageant officials say they are handing out about $35,000 total in scholarships overall.
     
    The Arkansas native plans to advocate for youth literacy.
     
    McCollum bested 22 other contestants. Brenna Weick, of Mantua, Gloucester County, was first runner-up.
     
    Last year's winner was Lindsey Petrosh of Egg Harbor City.
     

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