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Grace Stanke, a University of Wisconsin – Madison student and recent reigning Miss Wisconsin, will be the featured guest at this joint program with the Milwaukee Press Club.
Stanke, a senior at UW- Madison majoring in nuclear engineering, was crowned December 15 and is the third Miss Wisconsin to become Miss America. She won the talent portion of the competition, performing a piece from Vivaldi, Summer/Four Seasons – Storm, on her electric violin. Stanke will spend her year as Miss America traveling the country to promote her advocacy platform of “Clean Energy – Cleaner Future.” By encouraging worldwide change for clean, zero-carbon emission energy sources, Stanke focuses on the benefits of nuclear power and seeks to dispel myths around nuclear energy. She also seeks to inspire the next generation of female scientists, engineers, and mathematicians.