Maggie Benton Crowned Miss Arkansas 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-- - There she is...Miss Arkansas! Maggie Benton, of Jonesboro, was crowned Miss Arkansas 2017 at the 80th Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant.  The pageant took place at the Robinson Center in Little Rock in front of a sold out crowd of nearly 2500.

Benton,  a graduate of the University of Arkansas, was crowned by the outgoing Miss Arkansas, Savannah Skidmore, and Miss America, Savvy Shields.

The newly crowned Miss Arkansas will receive a $30,000 scholarship and more than $75,000 in awards, wardrobe, transportation, and gifts.  

Benton will represent Arkansas at the 2018 Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City.   She will also make appearances across the Natural State promoting the Children’s Miracle Network, the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, as well has her personal platform of “Giving is a Gift”.


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