Miss North Carolina Adrienne Core was named preliminary talent winner for her clogging show to "Soul Man" during the first night of competition of the 2011 Miss America Pageant at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
Core, a 2010 N.C. State University graduate and a native of Erwin, will collect a $2,000 scholarship. She hopes to earn her master's degree in mathematics education.
Core is the daughter of Beverly Core and the late Charles Core, who died of cancer. To honor him, Core supports the V Foundation, educating people about the significance of cancer research.