Hannah Perrigin Crowned Miss Volunteer America 2024

July 6, 2023

In a dazzling ceremony held at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in Jackson, TN, Hannah Perrigin, the reigning Miss Mississippi Volunteer, claimed the coveted title of Miss Volunteer America 2024. The highly anticipated event, now in its second year, was streamed live worldwide on PageantsLive.com. Alexa Knutzen, the inaugural Miss Volunteer America, gracefully passed the torch to Hannah, crowning her as the new ambassador for the esteemed pageant.

The evening was hosted by Allison DeMarcus, and her husband, Jay DeMarcus (member of Rascal Flatts).

Allison DeMarcus, founder and CEO of the Miss Volunteer America pageant system, expressed her excitement, stating, "We are thrilled to have Hannah Perrigin as Miss Volunteer America 2024. Hannah embodies the values and qualities that perfectly represent our pageant system, and we are delighted to have her as the face of the entire Miss Volunteer America organization throughout the upcoming year.”

Hannah Perrigin's remarkable achievement not only brings her the prestigious title but also grants her a host of exceptional opportunities. Along with $50,000 in scholarship funds, Hannah will have the privilege of meeting with CAA (Creative Artists Agency) Nashville, receiving a Sherri Hill Designer package that includes a trip to New York City for NY Fashion Week, and engaging in meetings with Big Machine Label Group and Red Street Records, among other exciting prospects.

Throughout the week, titleholders from all 50 states and the District of Columbia competed in preliminary rounds, leading up to the thrilling finale. Over $125,000 in scholarship money and prizes were awarded, and these remarkable women represented their respective states during the national finals for Miss Volunteer America in Jackson, Tennessee. The entire week was a splendid celebration of glamour, talent, and the spirit of volunteerism.

The Miss Volunteer America Pageant stands out as more than just a beauty competition. It goes beyond physical appearance to honor young women who demonstrate a genuine commitment to making a positive impact in their communities through volunteer work. This esteemed event shines a spotlight on exceptional individuals who embody the values of service, compassion, and leadership.

The crowning of Hannah Perrigin as Miss Volunteer America 2024 was a truly unforgettable moment for attendees. They witnessed an evening filled with entertainment and inspiration, culminating in the deserving recognition of the new ambassador.

The success of this year's pageant would not have been possible without the generous support of the presenting sponsors: Jane Alderson, Delta Dental of Tennessee, Allison & Jay DeMarcus, Jackson Madison County Community Economic Development Commission, and Sherri Hill. The spirit of service lies at the very core of the Miss Volunteer America program. Miss Volunteer America partners with esteemed organizations such as the Salvation Army, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Vanderbilt Children's Hospital to make a meaningful difference in communities nationwide.

Wednesday Night Preliminary Winners:
Talent: Miss Georgia Volunteer, Victoria Hill, Opera: “Habanera”
Fitness & Wellness: Miss Indiana Volunteer, Stevie Griffin

Thursday Night Preliminary Winners:
Talent: Miss Kentucky Volunteer, Noelle Thompson
Fitness & Wellness: Miss South Dakota Volunteer, Hillary Beecher

Friday night Preliminary Winners:
Talent: Miss Missouri Volunteer, Faith Whatley-Blaine, Piano: “Flight of the Bumblebee”
Fitness & Wellness: Miss Mississippi Volunteer, Hannah Perrigin


4th Runner-Up: Miss Virginia Volunteer, Kate Clatterbuck, $3,000 Scholarship
3rd Runner-Up: Miss Missouri Volunteer, Faith Whatley-Blaine, $4,000 Scholarship
2nd Runner-Up: Miss South Dakota Volunteer, Hillary Beecher, $7,000 Scholarship
1st Runner-Up: Miss Idaho Volunteer, Abbie Kondel, $10,000 Scholarship


Top Ten Finalists:
Miss Georgia Volunteer, Victoria Hill
Miss Tennessee Volunteer, Paige Clark
Miss Indiana Volunteer, Stevie Griffin
Miss North Carolina Volunteer, Caroline Credle
Miss Kentucky Volunteer, Noelle Thompson

Top 12 Finalists:
Miss Oklahoma Volunteer, Carli Seabolt
Miss Pennsylvania Volunteer, Abby Traxler

Top 16 Finalists:
Miss South Carolina Volunteer, Laney Quickel
Miss Alabama Volunteer, Madison Neal
Miss Kansas Volunteer, Paige Harding
Miss Arkansas Volunteer, Ryleigh Greene – People’s Choice Winner

Other Awards and Recognition:
S.E.R.V.E. Award: Miss Kansas Volunteer, Paige Harding

Academic Award: Miss Texas Volunteer, Denise Kwong

Public Relations Award: Miss Texas Volunteer, Denise Kwong

Non-Finalist Interview Award: Miss Iowa Volunteer, Olivia Keller

Non-Finalist Talent Award: Miss Nebraska Volunteer, Phoenix Stanford

Miss Congeniality: Miss Ohio Volunteer, Brittney Herman

Overall Non-Finalist Recognition: Miss California Volunteer, Cassie Roby; Miss Minnesota Volunteer, Shana Dukes; Miss Montana Volunteer, Liliana Johnson; Miss North Dakota Volunteer, McKayla Montgomery; Miss Ohio Volunteer, Brittney Herman; Miss Oregon Volunteer, Bailey Aldrich

For more information about Miss Volunteer America, please visit:
Website: www.missvolunteeramerica.net
Instagram: www.instagram.com/missvolunteeramericapag