Taylor Loyd Crowned Miss North Carolina 2023

06/24/2023 High Point, NC – Taylor Loyd, representing Statesville in the Miss North Carolina Competition, was crowned Miss North Carolina 2023 at the High Point Theater on Saturday evening. Loyd promoted her community service initiative of “Healing Hearts Through the Arts”, an arts advocacy nonprofit that promotes the arts as a tool for mental health and wellbeing. She performed an operatic vocal to “Amour, raiment mon
courage” from Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette in the talent competition.

Loyd received a $20,000 scholarship and will represent North Carolina in the Miss America 2024 competition.

Top Five Placement:

  • 4th Runner Up — Miss Cleveland – Maura Westbrook
  • 3rd Runner Up — Miss Queen City – Keelie Jones
  • 2nd Runner Up — Miss Sandhills – Hannah Welborn-Lewis
  • 1st Runner Up — Miss Durham – Abby Britt

Top Fifteen Placement:

  • Miss Iredell County – Hannah Harvey
  • Miss Carolina Dogwood – Olivia Gray
  • Miss Dunn – Carlie Spencer
  • Miss Fayetteville Dogwood – Janiya Pipkin
  • Miss Randolph County – Tori Gross
  • Miss Durham – Abby Britt
  • Miss Jacksonville – Lauryn Mallard
  • Miss Greenville – Faith May
  • Miss Sandhills – Hannah Welborn-Lewis
  • Miss Statesville – Taylor Loyd
  • Miss Charlotte Mecklenburg – Jada Carter
  • Miss Moore County – Brittany Putman
  • Miss Cleveland – Maura Westbrook
  • Miss Piedmont – Jordan Garrick
  • Miss Queen City – Keelie Jones
  • Miss Clayton – Taylor Stovall

Other Awards:
Karen Bloomquist Elson Rookie Scholarship ($1,000 Scholarship) – Miss
Statesville, Taylor Loyd

Jeanne Swanner Robertson Congeniality Scholarship ($1,000 Scholarship) – Miss
Morehead City, Macy Messer

Non-Finalist Talent Scholarship ($500 Scholarship) – Miss Ballantyne, Bailey Beam
and Miss Rose Hill, Abigail Batchelor

Non-Finalist Interview Scholarship ($500 Scholarship) – Miss New Bern, Kaylee Spruill

About the Miss North Carolina Organization

As an official state preliminary associated with the Miss America Organization, the Miss North Carolina Organization is a part of the largest scholarship providing organization for women in the world. Promoting an emphasis on academics and communication skills, the MNCO is considered a launching pad for young women to further their academic and career goals. Taylor Loyd currently serves as Miss North Carolina 2023 and Hanley House serves as Miss North Carolina’s Teen 2023. For more information about volunteering or competing, please visit www.missnc.org.

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Photo Credit: Lenn Long/PageantPics.com.

Media Contact:
Jacob Godwin
[email protected]

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