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Millersville Junior Crowned Miss Red Rose City

AmandaGrace Krier, a junior at Millersville, was recently crowned Miss Red Rose City 2023.

AmandaGrace Krier was crowned Miss Red Rose City 2023 on Saturday, February 4, at the 76th annual Miss Lancaster County Scholarship Competition at the Ephrata Performing Arts Center.

Krier, a junior at Millersville University studying Social Work, competed alongside 11 delegates, ages 18-28, for the coveted titles of Miss Lancaster County, Miss Red Rose City, and Miss Heart of Lancaster.

The newly crowned Miss Red Rose City will now go on to compete for the job of Miss Pennsylvania.

Krier, a Levittown native, performed an Irish Step Dance to Roundtable Rival and advocated for youth mental health awareness through her service initiative, #NoShameInBrainPain. In addition to being crowned Miss Red Rose City 2023, Krier also received the Miss Congeniality Award, selected by her fellow delegates. The newly crowned Miss Red Rose City will now go on to compete for the job of Miss Pennsylvania this upcoming June in York, PA.

AmandaGrace Krier’s passion for youth mental health began after losing her cousin Sean to suicide in 2017. During her year of service, Krier aims to continue her advocacy work and will promote her service imitative across the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

“As a mental health professional and a person living with a mental illness, my hope is to bring awareness and reduce stigma around mental health conditions in Lancaster County,” says Krier.

To book Miss Red Rose City for an appearance or to speak on her service initiative, email NoShameInBrainPain@gmail.com or follow her on Instagram @MissRedRoseCity.

The group photo from left to right is Miss Lancaster County Board President, Audra Woods; Miss Heart of Lancaster, Elaine Ficarra; Miss Lancaster County, Victoria Vespico;  Miss Red Rose City, AmandaGrace Krier and Miss Lancaster County Executive Director, Reji Woods.

The Miss Lancaster County Scholarship Organization is a preliminary competition to the Miss Pennsylvania Scholarship Competition under the Miss America Organization. Teens ages 13-18 and women ages 18-28 are welcome to compete to earn scholarship dollars, serve as advocates for a social initiative of their choosing, and gain valuable leadership skills. The Miss America Organization aims to promote Service, Style, Scholarship, and Success while providing professional development opportunities to the next generation of female leaders. The road to Miss America starts in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.


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