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Independence Day & Miss Wantagh Pageant, Long Island, New York USA
Miss Wantagh Pageant ceremony, a long-time Independence Day tradition on Long Island, is Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at Wantagh School, New York, USA. Shown is Paulina Renda, 2nd Runner Up. Since 1956, the Miss Wantagh Pageant, which is not a beauty pageant, has crowned a high school student based mainly on academic excellence and community service.