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The scholarships will help her meet her academic goal of earning a master’s degree in public relations and eventually own her own public relations firm.
Among those tweeting congratulations to Rogers was Gov. Nikki Haley (R-S.C.), who wrote “I am one proud Governor! Ali, you have made your state very proud!"
Rogers, 20, is from Laurens, S.C.
She attended Laurens District 55 High School and is a student at Clemson University.
During the pageant, she performed the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” on the piano.
Her personal pageant platform is “Make a Difference.”
Before being crowned Miss South Carolina, Rogers was the reigning Miss Laurens County.