Two Former Atlantic City High School Students Receive Miss America Awards

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -

Officials with the Miss America Organization are showing support to students in the city that it calls home.

Two recent Atlantic City High School graduates, who also happen to be best friends, received Sisterhood Scholarship awards on Tuesday, July 11th, from a former Miss America.

Miss America 1984, Suzette Charles, presented the awards to Natalie Ott and the mom of Aliza Haider.

Haider is already away at Princeton University taking summer classes.

The girls had an agreement to always support each other and ended their school careers ranked first and second in their class.

"It feels awesome that we were able to just help each other and get equal compensation for it," said Ott. "It's really cool. The scholarship is going to mean a lot for the both of us moving forward." 

Ott is planing to attend West Virgina University in the fall.

Each student was awarded $1,200 to continue their education.

The Sisterhood Scholarship awards were funded by former Miss Americas who say they wanted to reach out to those who may not go through the Miss America program.

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