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A Fort Greely Paralegal Specialist, was named first runner-up in the pageant of 24 women from all walks of Alaskan married life. Amy Cauthen Marshall (left) was named first runner-up in the Mrs. Alaska America Pageant held Feb. 12 at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium on the University of Alaska campus in Anchorage.

Fort Greely's own, the current Ms. Deltana, nearly added Mrs. Alaska America to her accomplishments Saturday night in Anchorage.

Amy Cauthen Marshall, USAG Fort Greely Paralegal Specialist, was named first runner-up in the pageant of 24 women from all walks of Alaskan married life.

"I still can't believe it! I never thought I'd do as well as I did... they are a group of incredible women and I feel privileged to be associated with them," Marshall said.

In her current role as Ms. Deltana she hopes this latest recognition will help her pay it forward as she is taking on the challenge of organizing this year's Miss and Ms. Deltana Pageant.

"It is a wonderful opportunity for young women at the next level of competition. For example, Miss Teen and Miss Alaska America contestants compete for four year scholarships," Marshall added.

An active member of the Deltana community she is especially proud of her work with the American Cancer Society's "Relay for Life." She is the Publicity and Advocacy Chair working with state lawmakers to legislate funding for Cancer research. "Cancer is a terrible disease that touches
nearly every family in some way. Raising money funds research, and I'm confident that research will help us find a cure."

Did I mention she is a lawyer' A proud member of the Alabama Bar, she was the only lawyer competing for the Mrs. Alaska America crown. However, as she pointed out, many women were incredible business women, mothers, and role-models.

The pageant isn't just based on appearances, and features women from incredibly diverse backgrounds of Alaskan life. That said, for those of us fortunate enough to enjoy her smile in person this latest recognition comes as no surprise.

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