Zionsville Community High School Graduate Passed Miss Indiana Week • Current Edition
Olivia Broadwater had another memorable performance at the Miss Indiana Pageant.
The 2020 Zionsville Community High School graduate was named the first Miss Indiana runner-up on June 18 at the STAR Bank Performing Arts Center in Zionsville. She was the second runner-up in the Miss Indiana 2021 pageant. She was the first runner-up in Miss Indiana’s Outstanding Teen pageant in 2019.
“The best part of the competition for me was winning prizes and scholarships to fund my education,” Broadwater said. “Miss America is the largest provider of scholarships for women, and I am so grateful to have opportunities like this that allow me to pursue my passions. In my group, I won the preliminary awards talent and red carpet I also won the overall interview of all Miss contestants.
She won over $4,000 in scholarships.
Broadwater sang “Gimme Gimme” from the musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” The competition gave Broadwater the opportunity to share its Singing for Smiles social impact initiative.
“I always appreciate every opportunity I have to speak about Singing for Smiles and to advocate for music therapy for people with Alzheimer’s disease,” she said. “I was chosen as a finalist for the Joy of Life scholarship, based on my social impact initiative. This gave me the opportunity to interview a panel of judges in an open-to-the-public interview on Singing for Smiles. I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to talk about my platform, why it’s important and to share how passionate I am about it.
The occasion marked the first time Broadwater spent the week at Butler University during the competition.
“The best part of spending the week at Butler was getting closer to my Miss Indiana friends and making even more friendships throughout the week,” she said. “It really felt like a complete experience when we spent our whole week together and I gained a greater appreciation for my (Miss America Organization) family.”
Broadwater said she was trying to decide if she would participate again and if it would work with her future projects.
“But I know for sure that I will always support the Miss America organization and I will be so grateful for everything I learned from this incredible experience,” she said.