(KUTV) Service is an important part of the Miss America Organization.
The organization partners with the Children's Miracle Network nationally and do service on a local level.
"We also try and really get ourselves out in the community volunteering," said Miss Utah, Lauren Wilson.
As Miss Utah, she has organized several service opportunities, including Habitat for Humanity's Women's Build in Utah County, volunteering at food banks, and more.
Others who participate in the Miss Utah Organization do their own service projects as well.
"It's really an amazing thing to see how yes, these girls are competing for a pageant, but they are also very service-oriented. That is one of their biggest goals as a title holder is to see how much service they can possibly do," said Wilson.
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