Miss Minnesota Angelina Amerigo competing in Miss America this week

Miss Minnesota, Angelina Amerigo, is competing at the Miss America pageant this week, which began on Saturday, Jan. 6, and will be running through Sunday, Jan. 14. 

Amerigo was crowned Miss Minnesota on June 23, and was previously a local title holder as Miss West Central through the Miss Morris Area Scholarship Program. 

Amerigo’s initiative is “One Bottle, One Straw, One Bag at a Time,” with the goal to educate individuals on the importance of reducing the use of one-time-use plastics.

Miss West Central isn’t the only role with Miss Morris Area Scholarship Progams – Amerigo has previously held the title of Miss Midwest.