By TERI JOHNSON
Nineteen-year-old Heather Metzger was crowned Miss Antietam 1997 Saturday night before a crowd of about 250 people at South Hagerstown High School.
Metzger, of Millersville, Md., is a sophomore at Anne Arundel Community College, where she is pursuing a degree in speech pathology and audiology.
"I'm anticipating a great year," she said after the crowning. "I'm determined to do well at Miss Maryland."
Metzger, the daughter of Bobbi Metzger, was Miss Howard County 1996.
For the talent portion of Saturday night's competition, Metzger sang "Now When the Rain Falls" from "The Scarlet Pimpernel."
She received her crown from Susan Alexander, Miss Maryland 1996.
As Miss Antietam, Metzger received a $400 scholarship, other prizes and the chance to compete in the Miss Maryland Pageant June 26-28 at The Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown. She also won a plaque for the top interview score.