She is among seven semifinalists named Thursday as a Miss America Quality of Life semifinalist.
"The Quality of Life Awards were introduced in 1988 to recognize contestants who excel in their commitment to community service," according to an emailed news release from the Miss America Organization. "In order to be considered for the Quality of Life Award, contestants must submit an application describing their involvement with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, the national platform of the Miss America Organization, and their own personal platform issue."
The winner of the Quality of Life Award will receive a $6,000 scholarship, the first runner-up will win a $4,000 scholarship, and the second runner-up will win a $2,000 scholarship.
Winners will be announced at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Jan. 10 at a special press conference.
Wicks’ personal platform issue is "Eyesight To All Regions (eyes.T.A.R.)."
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