Marisa Buchheit, the reigning Miss Chicago 2014 , was crowned Miss Illinois 2014 at the conclusion of the Miss Illinois Scholarship pageant held on June 14th, 2014 at the Marion Cultural Civic Center in Marion. She will represent the state of Illinois in the upcoming Miss America 2015 pageant, scheduled for September in Atlantic City.
Marisa Buchheit wins Miss Illinois 2014 and will compete in the Miss America 2015 pageant. In the photo, she was being crowned Miss Chicago 2014 on 2/9/2014, making history as the first 2-time winner of the title.
Marisa’s pageant platform: “From STEM to STEAM: Keeping the Arts in Education”. The platform addresses the importance of music and fine arts education. She works with students, teachers, local politicians, and Chicago musical institutions such as The Merit School of Music to preserve the arts as a vital part of our children’s education. Marisa is also the founder of the Dream, Believe, Achieve! program based in the University Circle neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio.
The first runner-up was Amanda Goerlitz;
The second runner-up was Kogan Murphy;
The third runner-up was Kourtney Turner;
The fourth runner-up was Samantha Kammerman.