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Savvy Shields  

Miss America 2017 & Miss Arkansas 2016

Savvy Janine Shields of Fayetteville, Arkansas, graced the Miss America stage and wowed the judges with her confidence, poise, and talent on September 11th, 2016, when she took home the title of Miss America 2017 and a $50,000 scholarship award. Savvy is a 21-year old senior at the University of Arkansas where she studies Art with a minor in Business. Savvy will travel the country on a year of service to promote her personal platform, “Eat Better, Live Better,” which aims to educate people on how the foods we eat make an impact on our lives as a whole. During her year, she will also serve as the National Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Savvy hopes to use her time as Miss America to advocate for change in the mindset of people across our nation by encouraging them to embrace a lifestyle that can drastically improve their health.

Speech Topics

Speaking Topics

  • The Miss America Organization and its impact on my life
  • Eat Better, Live Better (for all school / adult audiences)
  • Goal Setting and Confidence Building (for all school audiences)
  • My testimony and the role my faith plays into my life (for church appearances)


Miss America 2017: 5 Things to Know About Savvy Shields

Miss Arkansas, come get your new—and upgraded—crown. Out of 52 contestants, Savvy Shields was the lucky beauty pageant contestant to be crowned Miss America Sunday night in New Jersey...

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