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Miss ND wins preliminary talent competition of Miss America pageant (with video)

This photo courtesy Miss America Organization shows Miss North Dakota Rosie Sauvageau took top honors Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, after her piano and vocal rendition of "To Make You Feel My Love." The 24-year-old from Fargo, N.D., will take home a $2,000 Amway scholarship from the competition at Planet Hollywood resort in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Miss America Organization)

LAS VEGAS - Miss North Dakota took home an honor Thursday night at the 2013 Miss America Competition at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino here.

Fargo-native Rosie Sauvageau was named the preliminary talent winner on the third night of competition for her vocal and piano solo to "To Make You Feel My Love." She will receive a $2,000 Amway scholarship for her win.

Miss Oklahoma, Alicia Clifton, and Miss Maryland, Joanna Guy, were the other two winners in the preliminary talent contest.

The final competition for Miss America airs live at 8 p.m. Saturday on WDAY (Channel 6).

Sauvageau attended Shanley High School in Fargo and graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead in 2010 with majors in communication/theater arts and apparel design. She is also a musical performer and an active composer. Her platform is Celebrate Diversity: One Nation, All People.

Grove Heights, Minn., native Danielle Hooper is also vying for the Miss America crown this year.

Hooper attends University of Wisconsin-Stout and majors in retail merchandising and management.

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