Callie Cox and Meghan Sinisi headed to Miss America Pageant


two photos of female students winning their state pageant

Callie Cox and Meghan Sinisi. Sinisi photo courtesy Holly Mead Photography.


June 21, 2021

Rising senior Callie Cox and May 2021 graduate Meghan Sinisi are headed to the Miss America Pageant in December. Cox, a communication major in the University of Missouri College of Arts and Science, will represent Missouri. Sinisi, a recent graduate from the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at the School of Health Professions, will represent Pennsylvania.

The pageant is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

“What an honor it is to serve the Show Me State,” Cox said. “I am so excited to further my social impact initiative, People First, while empowering all women through the Miss America Organization. As I walked into competition week, I was bringing in skills and captivating conversations that I can only thank Mizzou for. Whether it be understanding the vitality of holding true to a brand or just being appreciative and proud of the resources my university has! I am so ready to serve this incredible state.”

“I am feeling elated, excited, and unbelievably blessed right now to know that I get to spend this next chapter of my life representing Pennsylvania and speech-language pathologists who serve the autism community,” Sinisi said. “My time spent at Mizzou was invaluable in my preparation leading up to Miss Pennsylvania. My coursework and the support of my professors helped me tremendously to become even more confident in educating and advocating for autism acceptance, both as a professional and as Miss Pennsylvania.”

The Miss America program is a year-round opportunity for women to earn scholarships, grow their networks, learn valuable life and career skills and make a difference in their communities.

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