Congratulations to current Oregon State UniversityÂ student Caroline McGowanÂ whoÂ has been named Miss Oregon 2011! Caroline competed against 21 other contestants from across the state of Oregon last week at the annual Miss Oregon ScholarshipÂ Program in Seaside, Oregon. Prior to winning the Miss Oregon crown she won the local Miss Linn Benton title that made her eligible to compete for Miss Oregon 2011.Â During the 3 day Miss OregonÂ pageant Caroline also won the preliminary talent award and the physical fitness award.
Caroline will represent that state of Oregon and compete for the title of Miss America on January 14th, 2012Â in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Miss America Pageant will also be aired live on ABC. So tune into ABC on the evening of January 14th to cheer on a fellow beaver and who knows maybe the next Miss America will be from OSU!