Camille Schreier, a student advocating for drug safety at the Virginia Commonwealth, was crowned Miss America 2020 thursday night at the Mohegan Sun Earth Expo & Convention Center in Unlesville, Connecticut. She was selected by a panel of 3 judges and the results were taken by common decision.
Schreier, who gave a chemistry demonstration on hydrogen peroxide during the talent competition, was crowned by 2019 Miss America Nia Franklin from New York.
New Miss America told the crowd during the introduction that she plans to get a pharmacy degree at VCU in Richmond, Virginia. She has a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and systems biology from Virginia Tech.
She will spend a year advocating geriatrics from Mind Your Meds: Drug Safety and Abuse Prevention for Pediatrics.
Miss Missouri Simone Astor placed in the top three but the final trio did not advocate their social causes.
During the preliminary competitions, 51 contestants took to the stage for personal interviews, talent demonstrations and social impact statements.
The other women in the top 15 were:
Miss Oklahoma Addison Price, third runner-up, eliminated after the talent competition
Miss Connecticut Jillian Duffy, fourth runner-up, eliminated after the talent competition
Miss Alabama Tiara Pennington, eliminated after first on-stage interview
Miss Colorado Monica Thompson, eliminated after first on-stage interview
Miss California Eileen Kim
Miss Florida Michaela McLean
Miss Hawaii Nicole Holbrook
Miss Kansas Annika Wooton
Miss New Jersey Jade Glab
Miss North Carolina Alexandra Badgett
Miss New York Lauren Molella
Miss Texas Chandler Foreman