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Theodore wins Miss Rock Creek crown

March 27, 1999|By MEG H. PARTINGTON

Thalia Theodore was crowned Miss Rock Creek 1999 Saturday night at Williamsport High School.

Theodore, a 21-year-old junior at University of Maryland, College Park, performed a dance to "All that Jazz." She is the daughter of Felix and Patricia Theodore of Silver Spring, Md.

"I'm surprised," she said immediately after the crowning. "I'm going to go hug my dad."

She received her crown from Joy Donnell, Miss Rock Creek 1998.

For winning the title Saturday night, she received a $300 scholarship and the chance to compete in the Miss Maryland Scholarship Pageant June 17 to 19 at The Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown.

Twelve contestants competed for the crown.

First runner-up was Sonja Stull of Frederick, Md., a 23-year-old student at Frederick Community College. The daughter of Gene and Susan Stull, she performed a lyrical dance to "Memory," from the musical "Cats" during the talent competition.

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She received a $150 scholarship.

The second runner-up was Melodie Grace Brown of Rising Sun, Md., the daughter of Thom and Judy Brown. She is a 23-year-old senior at Shepherd College.

During the talent competition, she sang and signed to "Via Dolorosa." She received a $100 scholarship.

The third runner-up was Shannon Babe, 18, of Frederick. A freshman at Towson University, she is the daughter of Robert and Janice Babe. She performed a lyrical dance to "I'd Give My Life for You" from the musical "Miss Saigon."

She received a $75 scholarship.

The fourth runner-up was Akim Prettyman of Pikesville, Md. The 23-year-old daughter of Jerry and Evelyn Prettyman is a senior at University of Maryland, College Park.

She received a $25 scholarship.

The nonfinalist award for talent went to Jamie Downs, 18, of Frederick, and Sheila Ann Lowman, 22, of Hagerstown.

Downs is the daughter of Robert and Debra Downs and attends Frederick Community College. She performed a jazz dance to "This Business of Love."

Lowman is the daughter of Earl and Marie Lowman and Robert and Marilyn Morris and attends Hagerstown Business College. She performed a gymnastics and dance routine to "Brainbug."

Downs and Lowman each won $25 scholarships.

The nonfinalist awards for interview and physical fitness in a swimsuit went to Terrica Collins, 19, of Baltimore. The sophomore at North Carolina Wesleyan College is the daughter of Richard and Pamela Collins. She won $25 scholarships for each award.

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