Miss America 2023: Meet the preliminary nights' special awardees

Fifty-one of the country's most intelligent, confident, talented, and community-minded young women are currently vying for the Miss America 2023 title in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Prior to the final night competition that will be held this Thursday, December 15 at the Mohegan Sun, two preliminary nights were held and four contestants bagged special awards.

The first preliminary night was held on Monday, December 12. Miss Indiana, Elizabeth Hallal, earned the Talent award, and Miss Georgia, Kelsey Hollis, earned the Social Impact Pitch award.

On the second preliminary night which was held on Tuesday, December 13, Miss Wisconsin, Grace Stanke, earned the Talent award, and Miss Iowa, Bailey Hodson, earned the Social Impact Pitch award.

The Talent awardees each received a $2500 worth of scholarship provided by Kawai Pianos while the Social Impact Pitch awardees each received a £1500 worth of scholarship provided by Regalia Magnificent Apparel.

Don't miss watching the final show live at 8 p.m. ET at PageantsLive.com or on the PageantsLive app on Roku, Samsung TV, and Apple TV. The pre-show starts at 7 p.m. ET, featuring Miss America 2022 Emma Broyles, Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2023 Morgan Greco,  and musical prodigy and Kawai Young Artist, Ethan Olaes.

Photos: Miss America Organization


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