Eliza Lynne Kanner, is a resident of Hamden, and a newly graduated student from the University of Connecticut. She earned the coveted title to be Miss Connecticut 2017 at Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford on June 24, 2017. Since she has worn the crown she has done great work at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center, inspired thousands of young women, and has represented the state of Connecticut very well. We are so lucky to have her featured on The Local Spotlight.
The Miss Connecticut Competition is an official preliminary of the Miss America Competition, the nation’s leading achievement program and the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women.
They will be crowning the 90th Anniversary Miss Connecticut on June 8th and June 9th at The Palace Theater in Waterbury!
"The only time you should ever look back, is to see how far you've come." • • Looking back on this year, I can confidently say that I have grown into myself more than ever before. I have learned so many lessons and pocketed so many memories, and I know that whenever my life may lead me, I'll always hold this year close to my heart. Thank you @mattboydphotography & @meredithboydcosmetics for my final photoshoot as Miss Connecticut, I will cherish these pictures and memories for a lifetime. #MissCT2017
Every time I see this video it brings me such joy. Not only because I knew in that moment my dream was becoming a reality, but because of the support I received from my Miss Connecticut sisters in that moment. The unwavering support has continued throughout my year, and I couldn't be more grateful. In four weeks from today, another young woman will experience this moment--a moment that will change her life as she knows it. #WhoWillSheBe #MissCT2017
The Miss America Organization is largest scholarship provider for women worldwide. The scholarships I have received from the Miss Connecticut and Miss America Organizations are allowing me to graduate nearly debt-free from the University of Connecticut, and THAT is something to celebrate. I am eternally grateful for the Miss America Organization and everything that it has provided for me. #MissCT2017 #UConn #Scholarship