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Taylor Swanson

Taylor Swanson, a junior psychology major at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, has earned the title Miss Oshkosh 2023.

The Wisconsin Rapids native was crowned Saturday at the Miss Oshkosh Scholarship Competition held at Oshkosh West High School. Swanson received a $3,500 scholarship for her first-place finish. She also was awarded the Spirit of Miss America Award, earning an additional $300 in scholarships.

For the talent portion of the competition, Swanson performed a cello solo. Her social impact initiative is mental health mindfulness.

In June, Swanson next will take part in the Miss Wisconsin Scholarship Competition for the title of Miss Wisconsin. That event also will be held at Oshkosh West.

Another UW Oshkosh student, Addyson Wachholz, a junior nursing major from Oshkosh, was named first runner-up in the Miss Oshkosh competition. And Aryssa Wright, a junior studying business from Menasha, earned Miss Non-Finalist Talent recognition.

(Photo courtesy of Thom Hadel/Back Row Photography)