Miss Kentucky, Ramsey Carpenter, played a Bluegrass fiddle at the 2015 Miss America preliminary talent competition this weekend and won. It was a great feat for Carpenter as she lost the ability to play the fiddle after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2010. She spoke about “the invisible disease” during her onstage interview.
Miss Carpenter is currently pursuing her master’s degree in media specialist librarian services at the University of Kentucky. She wants to become an educator to help students with learning disabilities.