ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — A new Miss Virginia — a graduate of Liberty University — was crowned at a ceremony inside Roanoke’s Berglund Center on Saturday night.

Tatum Sheppard, Miss Central Virginia, assumed the role of Miss Virginia 2021 following the final competition on Saturday, June 19. During the event, Sheppard performed a Broadway Vocal for the talent portion of the competition. Her Social Impact Initiative is “Mentoring Matters.”

The 2021 Miss Virginia finalists were:

AwardNameTitleScholarship
1st Runner UpSarah RobinsonArlington$7,000
2nd Runner UpBreana TurnerGreater Charlottesville$5,000
3rd Runner UpMadeline JarvisShenandoah Valley$4,000
4th Runner UpDominga MurrayRoanoke Valley$3,000

Sheppard will advance to the Miss America competition at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut later this year.

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