State:  Texas

School: Texas A&M University

College Major: Communication

Scholarship Winnings: $46,700

Social Impact Initiative: Sock it to Cancer: Pediatric Cancer Awareness

Miss America empowered me to: use every opportunity to be a light for others. I want to leave a legacy of loving and serving others. I’m grateful that this organization has given me a place to be an advocate for kids with cancer and to fundraise to find a cure for pediatric cancer. However, my main missions is to be there for those kids and do whatever I can to bring a smile to their face.

Bio: From the small town of Fairfield, Texas, Madison is a graduate of Texas A&M University and currently teaches Kindergarten in Tyler, Texas. She is a longtime advocate for children battling cancer, and uses her talent as a ventriloquist to entertain and bring joy to the young patients she visits in hospitals across the state. Madison’s life has been positively changed by her involvement in the Miss America Organization and she is now living a life-long dream of representing the state of Texas. Madison’s mission is to be bold, kindhearted, and influential example to those around her and represent the ideals and heart of a Miss America.