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Courtney Garrett, an alumna and current graduate student at Liberty University, was crowned Miss Virginia 2014 on Saturday night at the Roanoke Civic Center.
The Pamplin, Va., native graduated in May with a double major, receiving bachelor’s degrees in vocal performance and communication. She is currently pursuing her M.B.A. at Liberty. As the winner, Garrett was awarded a $17,500 scholarship and will represent Virginia in the 2015 Miss America Competition on Sept. 14.
Earlier this year, Garrett was crowned Miss State Fair of Virginia 2014. She was also a finalist in the PRWeek Student of the Year competition this year. Sarah Corder, who also graduated from Liberty in May, was the winner of that competition.
Garrett’s community service platform for the pageant focused on raising awareness for people with disabilities, and she plans to continue this endeavor in her career.