Sarah Clapper Crowned Miss Ohio 2017

Join Berardi+ in Congratulating Miss Ohio 2017 – our very own Sarah Clapper!

Sarah joined Berardi+ in the winter of 2016 as a part time intern while working on her BS of Architecture at the Knowlton School of Architecture (The Ohio State University). While balancing a demanding school (graduating Summa Cum Laude with Honors and Research Distinction) and work schedule, Sarah was also actively preparing for the Miss Ohio 2016 competition where she finished 5th. Not to be deterred, she re-focused her energies and determination to compete once again in 2017 with the full support of her family at Berardi+.

While preparing for Miss Ohio 2017, Sarah quickly became an integral member of Berardi+ as a Project Coordinator, working on projects such as Community Housing Network’s Briggsdale, a dual venture between Crawford Hoying and Bluestone Brothers 223 East Town Street and K&D’s Halle Building in Cleveland Ohio, a project that is near and dear to her family’s roots in Northeast Ohio. While balancing her duties as a project coordinator, Sarah’s passion for talking about architecture led her to taking on the role of Marketing Coordinator, after a few short months on the job! Sarah has been actively participating and joining various organizations such as the Columbus Chapter of SMPS – and becoming a key member of the Logistics Committee.

Through her efforts and commitments to both her professional career and her devotion to the Miss Ohio Scholarship Program, she gained entry into the Miss Ohio 2017 Competition after winning the title of Miss Clayland. While balancing a demanding work load, she remained committed to improving on her past performances starting with a renewed focus and vigor in anticipation of competing – focusing on current events, talent (piano), fitness and her platform – which constitutes a large part of her life through speaking engagements and volunteering with non-profits such as, Growing Leaders, the 2nd and 7 Foundation and the Children’s Miracle Network.

Her renewed focus and determination paid off, as she won two preliminary events, Lifestyle and Fitness (three years in a row) and Talent, playing Calvin Jones’ White Water Chopped Sticks.  During the finals, Sarah was able to capture the judge’s attention with her charismatic and confident responses during her on-stage question, attention to detail during the evening gown, talent and lifestyle and fitness portions of the evening. What has been a long road of preparation ended up with an exciting and emotional crowning as she was announced winner of Miss Ohio 2017.

We at Berardi + are very proud of our very own Sarah Clapper.  It was a proud moment for us to all learn of this momentous achievement. Sarah is now heading to Miss America 2018, where we will be cheering for her in person and from afar. Miss America will air LIVE on ABC Sunday, September 10th at 8pm EST. We will continue to support Sarah as she works for Berardi+ part-time, but more importantly as she vies for the title of Miss America 2018!

We will continue to keep everyone updated of her achievements, as they are special for her but for our family at Berardi+.