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Miss North Carolina wins preliminary talent portion of Miss America

Posted January 12, 2011 9:19 p.m. EST
Updated January 13, 2011 3:12 p.m. EST

— Miss North Carolina Adrienne Core won the preliminary talent competition at the Miss America pageant on Tuesday night.

Core, a 2010 graduate of North Carolina State University, performed a fast-paced, contemporary clogging routine.

The Miss America pageant is Saturday in Las Vegas.

As Miss North Carolina, Core has promoted the V Foundation for Cancer Research, which was founded by N.C. State men's basketball coach Jim Valvano before he died of cancer in 1993. She plans to  pursue a master's degree in mathematics education.