A 21-year-old Auburn nursing student, Abbie Stockard, won the Miss Alabama title for 2024.

Stockard was competing as Miss Hoover.

She will represent Alabama in the 2025 Miss America Pageant in Orlando. For the next year, she will work representing Alabama and her community service initiative, Cystic Fibrosis Awareness.

Stockard is from Vestavia Hills. Her goal is to become a pediatric nurse practitioner with a doctorate.

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Forty young women from across Alabama competed in this 103rd Annual Miss Alabama Pageant. Each contestant performed in the categories of talent, evening gown, interview and health & fitness.

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The competition was at Samford University’s Wright Center June 26-29.

The Top Five selected were (left to right):

Abbie Stockard

Hannah Adams

Marissa Luna

Maddi Heath

Emma Terry

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Earlier Saturday evening, the Top 13 were named. They were: Dominique Verville, Imani Muse, Chloe Yates, Maddi Heath, Lauren Vance, Mikella Anderson, Ibby Dickson, Emma Terry, Mary-Coker Green, Marissa Luna, Abbie Stockard, Emma Wright and Hannah Adams.

All 40 candidates in this year’s Miss Alabama program and their photos are here: Miss Alabama Candidates – Miss Alabama

Miss Alabama has won the Miss America title three times: Deidre Downs in 2005, Heather Whitestone (the first deaf woman to win the Miss America crown) in 1995, and Yolande Betbeze in 1951. Betbeze is known as the contestant who refused to pose in a swimsuit, changing the face of the competition.

Brianna Burrell of Mobile was crowned Miss Alabama 2023 and gave up her crown tonight. She competed for Miss America in January 2024 as a Preliminary Evening Gown Award winner.

"Miss America represents the highest ideals. She is a real combination of beauty, grace, and intelligence -- artistic and refined. She is a type which the American Girl might well emulate."

Jim ‘Zig’ Zeigler’s beat is the colorful and positive about Alabama. He writes about Alabama people, places, events, groups and prominent deaths. He is a former Alabama Public Service Commissioner and State Auditor. You can reach him for comments at ZeiglerElderCare@yahoo.com.

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