For the past five years, each participant in the Miss America Competition has taken a piece of Hawai'i home with them. A group of Miss Hawai'i finalists travels to the Island of Hawai'i every summer to plant native and endemic Legacy Tree seedlings that are individually dedicated as gifts to the Miss America contestants.
"Our Miss Hawai'i Legacy Forest brings these women together in the shared goal of leaving a lasting legacy in Hawai'i," said Ryan Brown, executive director of the Miss Hawai'i Organization. "We are honored to support the ongoing growth of the Legacy Forest and share this aloha nationally at the Miss America Competition each year."Read More