As disappointed as I was that Alyse Eady (she went to my church... though my last memory is of her at around age 4) didn't win... I am happy that Miss Nebraska did. Read her blog she posted before leaving. How wonderful that this is the young lady little girls will be looking up to. At first I thought it a shame that a 17 year old is Miss America... but in a culture that seems to have you as "out of touch" at age 21... maybe this 17 year old will be able to reach some youth.