Cara McCollum, American journalist and beauty queen, Died at 24

Cara McCollum was born on February 6, 1992, and died on February 22, 2016.

She was an American journalist and a news anchor.

She worked for SNJ Today, from July 2015.

Cara was named Miss New Jersey 2013 and competed for the Miss America 2014 title in September 2013.

She attended Forrest City High School where she was named Valedictorian.

In 2010, Cara was named an Arkansas Times Academic All-Star .

She joined Princeton University in 2010 and was on the cheerleading squad during her freshman year for Princeton’s Tigers Men’s Basketball Team.

The young beaty queen was a journalism student under John McPhee (in his “Creative Nonfiction” course), Evan Thomas, and Alma Guillermoprieto.

Cara was also a member of the sorority Kappa Alpha Theta and University Cottage Club.

McCollum received her B.A. in English (with a concentration in Journalism) in June 2015, after taking time off to complete her year as Miss New Jersey 2013-2014.

She was invoved in a single car accident on February 22, 2016.

Cara McCollum passed away at 24 yrs old.