The Beta Gamma Chapter of Delta Zeta is proud to announce that Amelia Gandara, 24, was awarded the title of Miss University of Louisville and Sarah Concanougher, 19, was awarded the title of Miss Cardinal Country at the Miss UofL Scholarship Pageant held on Feb. 24, on UofLâ€™s campus. The competition is a preliminary to the Miss Kentucky and Miss American pageants and included areas of interview, personal fitness, talent, evening gown and on-stage questions. Eleven bright young women ranging from 18 to 24 years old and from all areas of study vied for the titles of Miss University of Louisville and Miss Cardinal Country.
Amelia Gandara is a junior in the Speed School of Engineering at the university and is majoring in chemical engineering. Ameliaâ€™s personal platform focuses on encouraging young people into STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
Sarah Concanougher is a sophomore at UofL majoring in occupational therapy. Her personal platform is bullying and her goal is to achieve her masters degree and work with physically handicapped children.
In addition to promoting their personal platform, both Amelia and Sarah will also work to raise money for the Childrenâ€™s Miracle Network, an overall platform for the Miss America Organization (MAO).
The MAO exists to provide personal and professional opportunities for young women and to promote their voices in culture, politics and the community.Â MAO is the worldâ€™s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young woman.
Amelia and Sarah are available for public speaking events and appearances.Â Both will continue to represent the university with pride as they begin preparing for the Miss Kentucky Scholarship Pageant that will take place in Lexington, Ky., this June 27 through 29.