MANCHESTER, NH – Marisa Moorhouse, our Miss New Hampshire, didn’t win the coveted Miss America crown during the Sept. 9 competition in Atlantic City, NJ, but she sure represented the Granite State with pride and panache.
The winner of Miss America 2019 scholarship pageant was Miss New York, Nia Imani Franklin, a musician and composer, who will use her platform to advocate for the arts.
Moorhouse, a 2018 Memorial High School grad is now enrolled at Southern NH University. She was recognized durnig the pageant as a STEM finalist.
For the talent competition she danced a jazz routine to Aretha Franklin’s “Respect,” and wore an emerald-green evening gown as she took her turn on the stage during the formal wear competition.
Of choosing to dress as a pilot in the shoe parade, Moorhouse wrote on her official Facebook page:
“As soon as the Miss New Hampshire crown was put on my head, I knew that I wanted to dress as a pilot in the Miss America Show Me Your Shoes Parade! Only 6 percent of aviators are female, and that needs to change! I am so excited to embark on my journey as a pilot at the College of Engineering, Technology, and Aeronautics and Southern New Hampshire University in the Aviation Operations and Management Program! #femaleaviator”