FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 7, 2017
Preliminary competition at the 2017 Miss Nebraska Pageant kicked off Wednesday night in North Platte, as two young women were honored with awards and cash scholarships.
Kogan Murphy, Miss Douglas County, won Wednesday night’s Preliminary Talent Award and a $500 cash scholarship sponsored by Miss Nebraska Little Sister Alumni. Kogan, a professional ballerina with Ballet Nebraska, performed a Contemporary Ballet en Pointe to Tied Down. The 23-year old from Omaha has also studied and performed with the Joffrey Ballet. Her parents are Robert and Jamie Murphy of Crystal Lake, Illinois.
Allison Tietjen, Miss Heartland, won Wednesday night’s Preliminary Evening Wear Award and a $350 cash scholarship sponsored by Hirschfeld’s Prom Shoppe and The Black Swan Dress Boutique. Allison, a 21-year old from Chester, wore a white, beaded Sherri Hill gown from the Winning Crown Boutique. Her parents are Cary and Amy Tietjen of Chester.
Wednesday’s event was hosted by NTV Sports Director Dave Griek and Miss Nebraska 2011 Kayla (Batt) Jacox. Preliminary competition will continue Thursday night at 7:00pm at North Platte High School. Tickets are still available and the competition is also available to view online LIVE at www.missnebraska.org. Saturday night, the Top 8 finalists will compete for the title of Miss Nebraska 2017, $10,000 in cash scholarships and the opportunity to represent Nebraska at the 2018 Miss America Pageant.
Photos of Wednesday’s preliminary award winners are attached for use in print, on air and online. Please credit Kamie Stephen Photography. Contestant photos, interviews and more available upon request. Please contact Brandi Petersen, Co-Marketing Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.