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Wempe competes for Miss America crown

By Staff | Jan 20, 2012

Spenser Wempe, 19, of Shepherdstown, participated in the Miss America Pageant Jan. 14. While Wempe was not selected as Miss America, she was successful in representing West Virginia with pride. Wempe, who was crowned Miss West Virginia last July, has chosen the Wounded Warrior Project and Veteran’s Welfare as her platform. Following the Las Vegas experience, she will continue to work to increase awareness of those projects as well as appear at any number of engagements statewide. Miss Wisconsin, Laura Kaeppeler, was selected as the 2012 Miss America winner.

Photo courtesy of Joe Whiteko