By KATE COLEMAN
Miss Baltimore, Navasha Boxley, took top prize in the talent competition, and Miss Antietam, Samantha Marie Spates, won the swimsuit award Friday night during the second round of Miss Maryland Scholarship Pageant preliminaries at The Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown.
Boxley, of Baltimore, sang Dizzy Gillespie's "Night in Tunisia," complete with scat singing. She received a $400 scholarship and a plaque for her preliminary talent award. A 23-year-old graduate of Morgan State University in Baltimore, she is the daughter of Alima L.A. Aziz and Ray C. Boxley.
Spates, 21, a resident of Walkersville, Md., wore an orange swimsuit. She won the talent competition in Thursday night's preliminaries. She received a $125 scholarship and a plaque for her win in the swimsuit competition. A sophomore studying physical education at Towson University, she is the daughter of Wayne and Linda Spates.