Grace Stanke nuclear engineering student from the University of Wisconsin

Grace is a skilled violinist. She’s an environmental activist.

The Miss Wisconsin winner has triumphed in a number of competitions.

Grace was crowned Miss America 2023 on December 15.

Miss America is the largest scholarship organization for women in the world.

Daughter of Darrin and Jenny Stanke, Stanke is a Wausau West High School alumna.

She previously served as Miss Madison for two years at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2023 Miss America competition was held over four days in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Miss New York Taryn Delanie Smith was crowned first runner-up to Stanke.