Pageant Winners:

Miss Cape May County Area

Miss Cape Resort

2017 Marissa Sanders, Pitman
Platform: R.E.A.D (Literacy Awareness)

Marissa is a recent graduate of Rowan College at Gloucester County.  She studied elementary education there, and is continuing her studies at Rowan University.  Her career goal is to be an elementary school teacher.  In addition to prioritizing her education academically, she has studied violin since the age of six, and now teaches a few students of her own.  Marissa also has a background in dance; she has taken lessons since age three and says she basically grew up at her dance studio. 

Marissa is a part of the Miss America Organization and is thrilled to be named Miss Cape Resort 2017.  With a platform of “R.E.A.D.” Marissa’s aim is to promote literacy, as well as to encourage students to bring daily reading back into their lives.  She has already gone to several elementary schools and other reading events, and she hopes to continue doing so.

Marissa loves helping others in any way she can.  She has participated in various service events in the community.  One of her favorite things to do is play at special musical masses at her church.  She is a part of the Youth Music Ministry, which is a small ensemble group that practices together and plays at mass once per month.  She also enjoys when the group goes to local nursing homes to share their love of music with the residents.  Their smiles are what she likes seeing best; seeing happiness like that, she says, is simply priceless.