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In just a few short days we’ll be crowning a new Miss America! Join Valerie as she talks with Katie Stam, Miss America 2009, about her incredible year of service and the memories that she has created! Katie’s accomplishments and down-to-earth style have inspired young women all around the world to achieve their own personal dreams. Katie will talk about her efforts on behalf of the Children’s Miracle Network as well as her personal platform, Passion for Service: Promoting Community Service and Involvement. Whether you’re planning to be in the live audience or host a watching party at home, you won’t want to miss Katie’s insights on what it really takes to become the next Miss America!
Episode Segments:
Pageant Talk Radio: The Year the Was for Katie Stam
Katie reminisces about her crowning moment, and shares some of her personal highlights from the past year. She also talks about how her time as Miss America has prepared her for the next stage of her career.
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Pageant Talk Radio: Katie's Views on Pageant Week
Katie gives us an idea of what the contestants are going thru right now in the prelims and talks about the medical problems she had last year during pageant week. Katie also talks about her platform, and how it has evolved.
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Pageant Talk Radio: Tips for this Year's Hopefulls
Katie discusses what the judges are looking for in the prelims, and if she’s noticed a difference between a celebrity judge, and a regular judge. She also gives tips on what the judges will be looking for in each section of the competition, and tells us what’s next for Katie Stam after she passes the crown.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Katie Stam
Miss America 2009 Katie Stam is originally from Seymour Indiana

Age: 22

Education: Seymour High School

University of Indianapolis – Communication, Emphasis in Electronic Media

National Platform Issue: Miss America 2009 Katie Stam is the National Goodwill Ambassador for Children's Miracle Network and is the official spokesperson for Zerosmoke.

Platform Issue: Passion for Service: Promoting Community Service and Involvement

Scholastic Ambition: To obtain a Bachelor's degree in Communication

Scholastic Honors: 1st Place IASB News Anchor; 1st Place IASB News Reporter; Elisa Bowen Outstanding Student in Television Award.

Career Ambition: To become a television news reporter and anchor

Talent: Vocal

Local Scholarship Pageant: Miss Duneland Scholarship Pageant

State Competition Sponsor: Miss Indiana Scholarship Pageant

Click here for the Miss America Website