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Miss Wisconsin 2019, Alyssa Bohm, crowned SaturdaySubmitted: 06/17/2019
OSHKOSH - The badger state crowned new royalty in Oshkosh this summer. Alyssa Bohm, formerly Miss Rock River Valley, won the Miss Wisconsin pageant Saturday. 

Along with the crown and title, Bohm earned a $10,000 scholarship and will represent Wisconsin at the 2020 Miss America Competition.

Bohm hopes to use her platform to enhance opportunities for individuals with special needs. 


The following contestants rounded out the top 5:
• 1st runner-up ($2,000) Miss Onalaska - Maddie Adickes
• 2nd runner-up ($1,000) Miss Southern Lakes - Elise O'Connell
• 3rd runner-up ($900) Miss Wisconsin Rapids Area - Danielle Moon
• 4th runner-up ($700) Miss Oshkosh - Katrina Mazier

The following contestants each received $500 scholarships:
• Miss Badgerland - Jennifer Schmidt
• Miss Beloit - Abby Miller
• Miss Milwaukee Area - Gabrielle Suliga
• Miss Racine - Ashely Monti
• Miss Wood Violet - Hannah Ostertag

The following contestants received other scholarships and awards:
• All non-finalists ($200)
• People's Choice Internet Vote Winner (and top 11) ($600) - Miss Door County - Ashton Spritka
• Non-finalist Interview Award ($500) - Miss La Crosse/Oktoberfest - Gabrielle Mark
• Non-finalist Talent Award ($1,000) - Miss Green Bay Area - Kaylee Vermeern
• John Schultz Memorial Photogenic Award ($500) - Miss Harbor Cities - Sarah Niehueser
• Michael E. Schmal Memorial Congeniality Award ($250) - Miss Kenosha - Lily Karnes
• Jean L. Anderson Overall Evening Wear Award ($400) - Miss Oshkosh - Katrina Mazier
• Rookie Talent Award (first-time participant @ state) ($250) -Miss Onalaska - Maddie Adickes
• Miss America Community Service Award ($1,000) - Miss South Central - Susan Fochs
• Miss America Academic Award ($1,000) - Miss Wisconsin Rapids Area - Danielle Moon
• Overall Interview Award ($500) - Miss Wisconsin Rapids Area - Danielle Moon


Story By: Newswatch 12 Team
Photo By: Magic Dreams Productions

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