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Miss Wantagh 2011, Kara Arena, at 2012 Miss Wantagh Pageant ceremony, a long-time Independence Day tradition on Long Island, held Wednesday, July 4, 2012, in front of Wantagh School, New York, USA. Hailey Orgass, Miss Wantagh 2012, was crowned by Miss Arena, who sang two patriotic songs. 1st RunnerUp was Alyssa Kelly, 2nd RunnerUp was Paulina Renda, and 3rd RunnerUp was Alyson Hopkins. 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. Kelley Garland (2010) and Eden Held (2009) were among earlier Miss Wantaghs attending.