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Miss Nevada Scholarship Organization crowns 75 th DiamondAnniversary Miss Nevada & Miss Nevada’s Teen!

June 24, 2024 – Reno, Nevada. The Miss Nevada Scholarship Organization is excited to announce the 75 th

Diamond Anniversary Title Holders, crowned on Friday, June 21 at Bally’s Lake Tahoe, in Stateline,

Nevada!

Miss Nevada, 21-year-old Karrina Ferris, crowned the 75 th Anniversary Miss Nevada on June 21 at Bally’s

Lake Tahoe was born and raised in Carson City, Nevada and is recent graduate of the University of

Nevada, Reno, holding a Bachelors of Arts in History with a minor in Political Science. Karrina is currently

applying to and receiving offers from numerous Law Schools where she will work to earn her Juris

Doctorate with the ultimate goal of become a Nevada State Legislature and eventually Nevada State

Senator. Karrina is looking forward to a year of service promoting her Community Service Initiative,

“Inform to Reform: Educating America’s Future.” Ferris has already won $18,000 in scholarships

throughout her participation in the Miss America Opportunity. She will go on to compete at the Miss

America Competition in January of 2025.

“Since I was six years old, the Miss America Opportunity has served as a force for good in my life.” said

Miss Nevada, Karrina Ferris. “It has instilled in me a love for community service, taught me the

importance of perseverance, and has given me leadership skills that serve me every single day in both

my personal and professional life. I’m honored to serve as a representative for this program, and to

share it with other young women across my state.”

Miss Nevada’s Teen, 16-year-old Ava Iltchev, crowned the 19 th Miss Nevada’s Teen on June 21 at Bally’s

Lake Tahoe, born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, is an incoming senior at Laurel Springs School, and

has ambitions of attending the University of San Diego to pursue her dreams of becoming an

occupational therapist! Ava is passionate about assisting and ending in the fight against teen

homelessness and through her organization “The Scholars Haven” she works to address just that! Ava

will compete at the Miss America’s Teen Competition in January of 2025 where she will add even more

scholarship money to her already $4,500 in scholarships earned after only her first year as a participant

in the organization!

“Being involved in the Miss America Opportunity has always been a dream of mine.” said Ava Iltchev,

the newly crowned Miss Nevada’s Teen. “Growing up watching women who were as intelligent and

successful as they were beautiful pushed me to join. With the hard work and dedication, I have put in

this past year I was able to receive invaluable life lessons, such as communication skills, building a

personal brand and a serving mindset. I am so ecstatic to embark on this new journey as Miss Nevadas

Teen.”

Follow their year on Instagram and Facebook @MissAmericaNV and @MissAmericasTeenNV or at



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