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OXFORD, Ala. (WHNT) — News 19 is thrilled to share that Weekend Evening Anchor/Reporter Madison Neal was crowned Miss Alabama Volunteer over the weekend!!

Madison represented North Alabama as “Miss North Area Volunteer” in the state pageant on Saturday.

Miss Alabama Volunteer is part of the Miss Volunteer America organization, which is a nationwide, service-oriented scholarship program based in Tennessee. It seeks to empower women and give them opportunities to grow while giving back to their community. The five principles of the organization called, “Crown Points” spells S.E.R.V.E. which stands for Scholarships, Education, Responsibility, Volunteerism and Empowerment.

Madison competed in the inaugural Miss Alabama Volunteer in February 2022 and she earned 2nd-runner-up to 2022 state title holder, Claire Yates.

From left, Miss Vulcan Volunteer, Shiann Harper, third runner-up; Miss Birmingham Volunteer, Sammy Rizzuto, first runner-up; Miss Alabama Volunteer 2021, Claire Yates; Miss North Area Volunteer, Madison Neal, second runner-up; and Miss Covered Bridge Volunteer, Emily O’Rear, fourth runner-up.

Miss Alabama Volunteer contestants compete in formal wear, fitness and wellness, in swimsuit, interview, community service and talent competitions for a chance at not only the state title but earn money for their education.

Madison was awarded the Culverhouse Family Community Service Award and the Gene & Dianne Sharpe Interview Award. She earned $6,000 in scholarships at Miss Alabama Volunteer. That is in addition to the $3,500 she earned in January through the organization.

“I am extremely honored to have the opportunity to represent Alabama this year while working to empower women across the state. It is my mission to show a heart of service and volunteerism throughout all 67 counties, leaving a lasting impact on Alabamians for years to come.”

Madison Neal

As Miss Alabama Volunteer Madison will work to promote the organization’s statewide initiative with Child Advocacy Centers and Siren Snuggles. She will also work with her personal service platform, Silencing the Stigma: Addiction Awareness.

Miss Volunteer America will be held next summer from June 21st through the 24th in Jackson, Tennessee.

(L to R) Fourth Runner Up-Emily O’Rear, Miss Birmingham Volunteer; Second Runner Up-Madison Belk, Miss Auburn Opelika Area Volunteer; Madison Neal, Miss Alabama Volunteer 2023; First Runner Up- Livi Thomas, Miss Tuscaloosa Volunteer; Third Runner Up-Shiann Harper, Miss Vulcan Volunteer. (Photo: Miss Alabama Volunteer)

We are so beyond proud of Madison for representing North Alabama and we can’t wait to see what she accomplishes as she represents the great state of Alabama.

“Winning a state title is a goal I’ve had for years. I started competing in pageants at just five years old. They have molded me into the well-rounded service-oriented young woman I am today and I am so grateful for all the community support I’ve received over the years while chasing that dream,” Neal continued.

If you’d like to keep up with Madison’s journey, follow her social media: Miss Alabama Volunteer Instagram, Miss Alabama Volunteer Pageant Facebook, Miss Alabama Volunteer’s Facebook, Madison Neal’s Instagram, and Madison Neal’s Facebook.

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