Berkeley County’s Elizabeth Lynch Competes in Miss America Pageant Thursday night

MONTVILLE, Conn. — A new Miss America will be crowned tonight.

Miss West Virginia Elizabeth Lynch has been keeping her followers apprised this week as she made her way through the preliminary rounds in the categories of Job Interview, Social Impact Pitch, Red Carpet Wear and more.

Miss West Virginia Elizabeth Lynch (Facebook)

For the talent portion, Lynch did a motivational monologue on her social impact  initiative “Growing Up, Growing Ag: Advocating for Appalachian Agriculture.”  It’s a topic that’s close to her heart.

“I’ve been a huge proponent of agriculture since I was very young, and that support will never change,” Lynch said.

She said it comes natural.

“Creating a social impact initiative around American and Appalachian agriculture was super easy for me to do,”  according to Lynch. “Everyone has been very excited about the fact that I’m supporting and talking about a group of people that never really get to be in the spotlight.”

Lynch adds its easy to take for granted that we always have food in the grocery stores “and clothes on our backs.”

The Miss America 2023 competition is taking place at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, with the finals scheduled for tonight.

You can follow Lynch’s progress on the Miss West Virginia Facebook page

Lynch is a native of Martinsburg and was a summa cum laude graduate of Delaware State University.  She recently graduated from  West Virginia University with a Master of Science in food and nutritional science. Upon completion of her year of service as Miss West Virginia, she will start her PhD with a focus on animal science.

Wheeling Park High School student and Miss West Virginia Teen Civita Hooper made the trip to Connecticut to cheer on her ‘big sister’ in the Miss America pageant.

Among the ways to watch the pageant live at  8 p.m. is at or on the PageantsLive app on Roku, Samsung TV or Apple TV.

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