Miss Thousand Islands 2011 Morgan Bocciolatt finished in the Top 11 in the Miss New York Pageant Saturday, June 18th in Staten Island.
In addition to making the Top 11, Miss Thousand Islands was voted Favorite Contestant in the People’s Choice competition and was awarded the $1,000 Miss America Community Service Scholarship. In all, Bocciolatt won more than $1,750 in scholarships at the pageant, which is an official preliminary to the Miss America Pageant.
Bocciolatt is a 20 year old Chaumont native and graduate of Ithaca College. She won the Miss Thousand Islands 2011 title last August, and has been promoting her community service platform, In the Spotlight: Building Self Confidence Among Youth Through the Performing Arts, in the Thousand Islands region all year, as well as raising funds for Children’s Miracle Network, which is the official platform of the Miss America Organization.
At the Miss New York Pageant, Bocciolatt performed a pop vocal to Carrie Underwood’s “There’s a Place for Us,” and modeled a black evening gown from Miss Thousand Islands sponsor A Touch of Grace. She also competed in interview and swimsuit competitions and answered an onstage question.
“We are thrilled to have such an intelligent, beautiful and kind representative of the Thousand Islands region go to Staten Island and succeed on the Miss New York stage,” said Shelby Cohen, co-executive director of the Miss Thousand Islands Pageant. “Morgan embodies the beauty of our area and the spirit of our community with grace, and we are elated with her accomplishments.”
Kaitlin Monte, a Rochester native, won the title of Miss New York 2011. She will compete at the Miss America Pageant in January, which will be televised on ABC.
Miss Thousand Islands Pageant is a licensed franchise of the Miss New York State Organization, and an official preliminary to Miss America.