Miss Tennessee and Miss District of Columbia took home two of the biggest preliminary titles last night, but Miss New Jersey didn't walk away empty handed!

Miss Tennessee, Grace Burgess won the preliminary talent portion while Miss District of Columbia, Cierra Jackson won the "Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit" prelim competition.  It's still the swimsuit competition, let's be honest.

But Miss New Jersey, Brenna Weick took home a special award last night at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.  She won the bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.

According to NJ.com,

The award, bestowed to several other Miss America contestants in a silver and gold variation, is part of an international program founded by the United Kingdom's Prince Philip in 1956 that recognizes young people ages 14 to 24 who have made strides in physical fitness, serving their communities or cultivating skills outside of school.

Congratulations Brenna!!

Preliminary competition continues tonight and tomorrow at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.


Source: NJ.com