Princeton Student Crowned Miss New Jersey

Sunday, Jun 16, 2013  |  Updated 9:13 AM EDT
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Princeton Student Crowned Miss New Jersey

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

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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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