NDSU Collegiate Farm Bureau to host Miss American 2011 April 4


Cass County Farm Bureau and NDSU Collegiate Farm Bureau are honoring Food Awareness week April 2-4, with a group of influential speakers including, Miss America 2011, Teresa Scanlan.

Miss America 2011 will be speaking at North Dakota State University’s Alumni Center at 7 p.m., April 4.

Other events during Food Awareness Week include a BBQ on April 2, from 11-1:20 p.m. outside of NDSU Sheppard Arena. Katie Pinke, N.D. Department of Agriculture Director of Marketing and Information, and Sarah Wilson, NDFB Young Farmer and Rancher Program Coordinator, will be speaking about Activism in Agriculture at the Alumni Center at 7 p.m. on April 3.

When Teresa Scanlan was crowned Miss America 2011 she became the youngest woman to wear the crown in over 70 years and the very first Miss Nebraska to become Miss America.

She has now deferred enrollment to Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia, where she is set to attend in the fall of 2012 and plans on majoring in government and then attending Harvard Law to become a criminal prosecutor. Hoping to become a judge and eventually be involved in the political arena, her highest career goals are to become President or a Supreme Court Justice. As a Christian in the political arena, she hopes to break down the stereotype of crooked and dishonest politicians, operating instead under character and integrity.

As Miss America 2011, Teresa worked to promote the Miss America Organization and the scholarships it provides, the national platform of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and her personal platform on eating disorders, as well as serving our nation’s military and working with the USO and being an advocate for agriculture and working with The Hand That Feeds U.S. Additionally, she spent time as a spokesperson and advocate for many other organizations and causes including the Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, Youth Service America, the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, the Taste of the NFL, Keep America Beautiful, Produce for Kids, Special Olympics, and more.

Source: NDFB