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Alma Cooper is Miss Michigan USA 2024


Semi-finalist Miss Michigan Teen USA 2019, Semi-finalist 2018, 1st runner-up 2017

A native of Okemos, Michigan, Alma Cooper was crowned Miss Michigan USA 2024 on 21 April and will represent Michigan at the Miss USA 2024 pageant in Hollywood, California. Alma is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor’s degree in mathematical science and is attending Stanford on a Knight-Hennessey Scholarship. Alma is passionate about elevating the voices of underrepresented minorities through data science.

2024 bio:

Alma Cooper, from Okemos, Michigan, is pursuing a master’s degree in statistics (data science track) at Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences. She graduated with honors from the United States Military Academy with a bachelor’s degree in mathematical science. Alma is passionate about elevating the voices of underrepresented minorities through data science. At West Point, she served as the brigade adjutant, leading and implementing accountability systems to ensure accountability for 4,400 cadets in emergency and crisis scenarios. She also traveled across the country with West Point’s Leadership, Ethics, and Diversity in STEM (LEADS) workshop, where she led STEM modules and discussions on ethical leadership with middle and high school students. Alma received the Mathematical Association of America’s Janet Liou-Mark Award, which honors undergraduate students for their research in mathematics or mathematics education.

State pageant photos

The on-stage moments, the tension of the final two and the glory of the crowning, here are Alma’s state pageant photos.

Professional photos

Lights, camera, action!  Professional photoshoots are one of the perks that comes from winning a title.

Candid & Appearance photos

From events straight after her crowning to her final appearances before she passes on her crown, here’s a look at all the appearances Alma has made during her reign, as well as other candid photos during her year.

Previous pageant photos

Like many Miss Michigan USA winners before her, Alma had previously competed in the Miss Michigan Teen USA pageant.  She was first runner-up in 2017 and a semi-finalist in 2018 and 2019.  The Miss Michigan Teen USA 2017 top five now boasts two Miss Michigan Teen USA titleholders (Kenzie Weingartz and Alexis Lubecki) and two Miss Michigan USA titleholders (Aria Hutchinson and Alma).  Here are Alma’s previous pageant photos.

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