Chandler Champion, Miss Alabama, was the only contestant out of 53 Miss America 2014 Contestants to receive a Gold Medal for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Program.
Miss Alabama Chandler Champion
Miss America 2014 updates:
Tuesday’s preliminary competition winners: Miss New Hampshire 2013 Samantha Russo for Talent and Miss Mississippi 2013 Chelsea Rick for Lifestyle & Fitness!
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – USA Medalists:
Gold: Josh Randle, Miss Alabama Chandler Champion.
Silver: Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan, Miss Louisiana Jaden Leach, Miss South Carolina Brooke Mosteller.
Bronze: Miss California Crystal Lee, Miss Colorado Meg Kardos, Miss Michigan Haley Williams, Miss Mississippi Chelsea Rick, Miss Nebraska Jacee Pilkington, Miss New Hampshire Samantha Russo, Miss North Carolina Johna Edmonds, Miss Ohio Heather Wells, Miss Oklahoma Kelsey Griswold, Miss Pennsylvania Annie Rosellini, Miss Tennessee Shelby Thompson, Miss West Virginia Miranda Harrison.
About Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Program:
To positively influence the lives of America’s youth.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – USA is the nation’s leading self-development recognition program for youth ages 14 to 25.
Dedicated to achievement in service, fitness, skills, and adventurous journey, the DofE curriculum is comprised of three Award levels – Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Participants choose their activities and achieve mastery over set time periods.
Founded in 1956 by HM The Queen of England’s husband, HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the Award has since spread to over 140 countries worldwide.
The DofE Award – USA was established in 2007, and now operates in 30 states and the District of Columbia.
undertaking service to individuals or the community.
improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities.
developing practical and social skills and personal interests.
planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey.
At Gold level, participants must complete a Residential Project, which involves living and serving with those who are not your everyday companions.