Brianna Burrell Obituary, Death – At the Wright Center on the campus of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, on the first Saturday in July, Brianna Burrell was given the title of Miss Alabama 2023. She triumphed over the other 41 contestants to take home the crown, and she will now be a part of the Miss America class of 2024, representing the state of Alabama.
Brianna Burrell, who had previously been elected Miss Baldwin County, was presented with the title, sash, crown, and a scholarship for the amount of $15,000 by Lindsay Gaines Fincher, who had previously held the title of Miss Alabama 2022. When it was finally confirmed that she was the victor, Burrell broke down in tears and prayed to God to thank him for her victory. In the 102-year history of the Miss Alabama competition, Brianna Burrell made history by becoming only the third Black woman to ever win the crown.
Kalyn Chapman James in 1993 and Tiara Pennington in 2019-2020 were the two women who successfully defended their titles. Because of the Covid-19 lockout, Pennington was able to keep his title for one additional year. Brianna Burrell, a native of Mobile, Alabama who is now 25 years old, competed in the Miss Alabama pageant the year prior, when she was crowned first runner-up. Brianna is all ready to make public appearances, engage in charitable work, talk to community groups, and motivate children through her community service initiative SAVE-A-STEM. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and philosophy from the University of South Alabama.
Students of color and young women attending schools with little resources are encouraged to pursue their interests in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines through the initiative. The Miss Alabama 2023 competition consisted of three rounds of preliminary competition that were held at the same location from Wednesday through Friday. The competition consisted of an on-stage interview, an evening gown category, a talent show, and a health and fitness category. The on-stage interview highlighted community service projects.
In addition to taking home the crown for this year’s pageant, Brianna Burrell was crowned the winner of two preliminary competitions just a week ago: the evening gown competition and the talent competition. During the talent competition, she sang the gospel song “Alabaster Box,” which was originally performed by CeCe Winans. According to the information that can be found on her LinkedIn page, Brianna Burrell is a supporter of STEM education. From 2017 to 2019, she worked at the University of South Alabama as a student assistant for the institutional review board. In addition to that, she has worked as a child nutrition intern for the nonprofit organization Feeding the Gulf Coast and as a member of the state’s major equality task force team.
In addition to that, she was crowned Miss Saraland High School, Miss Mobile Bay 2022, and Miss Baldwin County 2023. Since the beginning of this decade, she has maintained an engaged membership in The Miss America Organization. She will be attending the University of Alabama to pursue a Master of Arts in Educational Administration degree, and she is quite excited about it. In addition to working with STEM SPORTS USA to advance the STEM field, Brianna Burrell has also released a children’s book titled Investigation Nation: Who Made It? as part of her social impact program, which is set to come to a close at the end of the year 2022.