Tom and Miss America Mallory Hagan

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Tom Whatley

While the reigning Miss America, Mallory Hagan, represents the Miss New York pageant, I must say I am very proud that she actually graduated from Opelika High School - right here in District 27!  I had the good fortune to meet Mallory this year during one of her visits back to Lee County.  During that visit, it was clear to me that the Miss America organization had truly chosen a young woman who could serve as a role model to young people everywhere with a variety of aspirations. 

As Mallory's Miss America reign ends, I want to congratulate her on a job well done and also wish Chandler Champion, the current Miss Alabama, the best of luck at the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City next week. 

- Tom