The new Miss America is a scientist from Virginia


Camille Schrier, a student at Virginia Commonwealth University who advocates for drug safety, was crowned Miss America 2020 on Thursday night at the Mohegan Sun Earth Expo & Convention Center in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Schrier was chosen by a panel of three celebrity judges over Miss Georgia Victoria Hill.

Schrier, who gave a chemistry demonstration on hydrogen peroxide during the talent competition, was crowned by 2019 Miss America Nia Franklin from New York.

The new Miss America told the crowd during introductions that she plans to get a doctor of pharmacy degree at VCU, in Richmond, Virginia. She has undergraduate degrees in biochemistry and systems biology from Virginia Tech.

Congratulations on representing VA all the way!!!!!

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