|Scanlan crowned 2011 Miss America!|
|January 15, 2011 Dawn Bowen|
Gering's own Teresa Scanlan has been crowned Miss America in the 2011 Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas.
Scanlan, 17, was crowned moments ago in the final stage of the pageant at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.
The daughter of Dr. Mark and Janie Scanlan of Gering, Scanlan was the youngest contestant in this year's Miss America Pageant. She was named Thursday night's preliminary talent winner for her piano performance of "White Water Chopped Sticks" during the third night of competition.
Scanlan will receive a $50,000 scholarship for winning the title of Miss America, in addition to a $2,000 scholarship for winning the talent competition and other prizes and benefits.
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amazing! america loves you Teresa. God Bless you girl!
- Guest User [2011-01-15 10:21:22]
Congratulations Teresa! I'm so proud to have worked with you! Way to go girl!
- Lisa Betz [2011-01-15 10:23:32]
Congrats! So happy for you. God has you right where he needs you!
- Andi Hale [2011-01-15 11:07:47]