Assumption College Senior to Compete in Miss America Pageant on Jan. 30

Assumption College senior Laura Hall, Miss Vermont, is headed to Las Vegas to compete in the Miss America Pageant. On Friday, Jan. 29, at 10 p.m. on TLC, a one-hour documentary will air about the Miss America experience. After the Friday show, viewers have an opportunity to vote for four contestants who automatically will make it into the top 15 finalists to compete during the Miss America pageant. The pageant will be televised on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 8 p.m. Information about how to vote will be provided during the Friday evening show.
As Miss Vermont, Hall, daughter of Christopher Hall of Holden, has received a $5,000 scholarship and an additional $1,000 for her community service efforts. In addition to representing the Green Mountain State in the Miss America competition, Hall has toured Vermont to promote her platform, youth empowerment—leaders of today. She speak to audiences of all ages and engage in a variety of community service projects.

Hall, an organizational communication major at Assumption, has been named to the dean’s list every semester. She received the college’s highest scholarship award when she was named an Augustine Scholar. In addition, Hall has worked in the campus admissions office and performed in Assumption theatre productions. A member of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society, she is senate speaker for the student government association.

Hall is the second Assumption student to compete in the Miss America Pageant. Kristin Gauvin Neithercut ’05, who was Miss Massachusetts 2005, competed in the 2006 Miss America Pageant.

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews