Miss North Carolina Adrienne Core was named Tuesday night's preliminary Talent winner for her clogging performanceto "Soul Man," during the first night of competition of the 2011 Miss America Pageant presented by DSW at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Adrienne will receive a $2,000 scholarship.
Also in the spotlight was Miss Hawaii Jalee Fuselier, who was the preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness winner in a black Swim 'n Sport swimsuit. Jalee will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
As the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women and one of the nation's leading achievement programs, the Miss America Organization last year made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance. The Miss America Organization provides young women with a vehicle to further their personal and professional goals and instills a spirit of community service through a variety of nationwide community-based programs.
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