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Carr crowned Miss Berkeley County

January 23, 1999

Rebecca CarrBy MEG H. PARTINGTON / Staff Writer




MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Rebecca Leigh Carr was crowned Miss Berkeley County on Saturday night at the Apollo Civic Theatre.

Carr, a 19-year-old freshman at Shepherd College, sang "In His Eyes." She is the daughter of Dan and Vicky Carr of Kearneysville, W.Va.

"I was very shocked," she said immediately after the crowning. "I couldn't believe it."

She said her goal in life is to become a contemporary Christian recording artist.

Carr received her crown from Heidi Janelle Silver, Miss Berkeley County 1998.

For winning the title Saturday night, she received a $1,000 scholarship. Among her other prizes were $500 from the Shepherd College Endowment Fund, $100 from The Barn in Inwood, W.Va., a photo by Jack DeHaven Photography and the chance to participate in the Miss West Virginia Scholarship Pageant in June in Clarksburg, W.Va.

Carr competed in last year's state pageant as Miss Jefferson County 1998.

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Seven contestants competed for the Miss Berkeley County crown.

The first runner-up was Allison Renee Williams of Charles Town, W.Va., a 17-year-old senior at Jefferson High School. The daughter of Evon Williams and Wayne Johnson, she sang "Stuff Like That There" during the talent competition. She received a $300 scholarship.

The second runner-up was Melodie Grace Brown of Rising Sun, Md., a 23-year-old senior at Shepherd College. The daughter of Thomas and Judy Brown, she sang and performed sign language to "Via Delorosa" during the talent competition. She won a $100 scholarship.

Alison Brining, 23, of Martinsburg, won the talent competition. She danced to "Zoot Suit Riot." She won a $50 scholarship.

Megan McKenery, 21, of Martinsburg, won the interview competition. She won a $50 scholarship.

Other contestants were Aimee Renee Dugger, 17, of Martinsburg and Lynette Starliper, 20, of Hedgesville, W.Va.

The pageant theme was "Looking Up." Jan Frankenberry of NBC-25 was mistress of ceremonies. Entertainment was provided by Miss West Virginia 1998, Amy Townsend; Dawn Rix-Mohn and Curtis Grantham and the Miss Berkeley County Dancers.

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