George Mason Student Wins Miss Virginia Pageant

Posted: July 2, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Jennifer Pitts, a third-year law student at George Mason, won the Miss Virginia pageant Saturday night at the Roanoke Civic Center. Pitts, 24, who was first runner-up in last year’s pageant, competed as Miss Apple Blossom Festival. She won $16,000 in scholarship money and the opportunity to represent Virginia in the Miss America Pageant on Sept. 21 in Atlantic City.

Pitts chose raising youths’ self-esteem as her platform. The five finalists were chosen on the basis of scores in talent, swimsuit, and evening wear competitions, and in onstage and private interviews.

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