Joanna Guy ’13, who was crowned Miss Maryland June 23, will represent her state in the 2013 Miss America pageant and receive a $10,000 scholarship.
The American studies major beat 23 competitors by winning the swimsuit and talent preliminary competitions, but this is far from Guy’s first honor.
Among other achievements, Guy is an Intel International Science Fair winner, holds a Congressional Award for Youth and sings with an all-woman a cappella group on campus.
“Not only is she science-smart and politically interested, she’s funny,” writes Baltimore Fishbowl. ”Listen to her great phrasing in the silly song ‘Popular’ – the Garrett County girl’s got a sense of humor about herself, and the world. We wish her all the luck at the Miss A. contest next year, where levity’s bound to come in handy backstage, and more importantly, in real life after Cornell.”