Miss America 2017 Savvy Sheilds Moves Forward

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Savvy Janine Shields of Fayetteville, Arkansas graced the Miss America stage and wowed the judges with her confidence, poise, and talent on September 11th, 2016, when she took home the title of Miss America 2017 and a $50,000 scholarship award. Savvy is a 21-year old senior at the University of Arkansas where she studies Art with a minor in Business. Savvy will travel the country on a year of service to promote her personal platform, "Eat Better, Live Better," which aims to educate people on how the foods we eat make an impact on our lives as a whole. During her year, she will also serve as the National Goodwill Ambassador for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Savvy hopes to use her time as Miss America to advocate for change in the mindset of people across our nation by encouraging them to embrace a lifestyle that can drastically improve their health. Her year is almost up. The "2018 Miss America Competition" returns to Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 at 9:00 - 11:00 PM ET on the ABC Television Network. Savvy travels approximately 20,000 miles per month to speak about her platform, "Eat Better, Live Better" and act as the official National Goodwill Ambassador for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Savvy also promotes Miss America's mission of empowering young women through scholarship assistance and supports our military through USO visits and fundraising activities.

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