Princeton University Student Crowned Miss New Jersey

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A Princeton University student has been named Miss New Jersey and will compete in the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City this fall.

Cara McCollum, 20,  captured the title Saturday night in Ocean City. McCollum will receive an $11,000 scholarship and compete in the Miss America pageant on September 15.

The Arkansas native plans to advocate for youth literacy. She is postponing her final year at Princeton to take on her duties as Miss New Jersey.

Photo: McCollum crowned Miss New Jersey. The New Jersey Education Foundation.

Krystal Knapp

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