My name is Haley Passione and I am a 20 year old college student studying Political Science and Communications at the University of Nevada, Reno. I began competing in the Miss America Organization in 2013 and won the title of Miss Southern Counties' Outstanding Teen. That year, I placed 2nd runner up to Miss Nevada's Outstanding Teen and earned the Miracle Maker Award for raising $1,801 for Children's Miracle Network.
In 2015, I won the title of Miss Reno. Although I did not place at Miss Nevada, I received a $500 scholarship for being chosen as Miss Photogenic. I am currently serving as Miss Spanish Springs 2017 and will compete at Miss Nevada on June 16. My current platform is Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) and I look forward to using my crown to spread awareness about CASA in my community!
I began competing in pageants in order to fund my education and serve my community. Throughout my time in the Miss America Organization, I have dedicated hundreds of hours to community service, raised over $2,000 for Children's Miracle Network, and earned over $2,000 in scholarship dollars.