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Miss Maryland hopefuls

June 08, 2000

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Toni RickardMiss Anne Arundel County

Toni Alicia Rickard

  • Age: 22
  • School: Shepherd College
  • Ambition: To obtain a degree and become an opera singer
  • Talent: Sing
  • Platform: Character Counts





C. KutsonMiss Baltimore City

Catherine Kutson

  • Age: 23
  • School: University of Baltimore School of Law
  • Ambition: Attorney, lobbyist
  • Talent: Classical violin
  • Platform: Enhancing children's lives through parent and community partnership





T. Legette-ThompsonMiss Baltimore County

Talia Legette-Thompson

  • Age: 17
  • School: Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
  • Ambition: Opera singer
  • Talent: Sing
  • Platform: Educating the youth of the new millennium





S. AmirMiss Bethesda

Sonia Maria Amir

  • Age: 24
  • School: Graduate student at University of Maryland, University College
  • Ambition: To continue developing and promoting programs for youth
  • Talent: Classical piano
  • Platform: Positive peer pressure





N. ZookMiss Calvert County

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Nicole Anne Zook

  • Age: 19
  • School: Towson University
  • Ambition: Perform on Broadway and teach theater
  • Talent: Sing
  • Platform: Healthy body, healthy soul





D. ChienMiss College Park

Deborah Chien

  • Age: 23
  • School: Graduate of Peabody Conservatory, master's program
  • Ambition: Masters of Business Administration, financial services
  • Talent: Violin
  • Platform: America's promise - youth mentoring





J. McGreevyMiss Cumberland

Jamie Sue McGreevy

  • Age: 20
  • School: Frostburg State University
  • Ambition: To work in field study, research and protection of the earth's resources
  • Talent: Tap dance
  • Platform: The introduction of arts to school-age children





L. FarrisMiss Four Points

Lindsay Renae Farris

  • Age: 18
  • School: Allegany College of Maryland
  • Ambition: Radiologic technician
  • Talent: Lyrical ballet incorporating ribbon
  • Platform: Generation X arising to become extraordinary examples of excellence





S. StullMiss Frederick

Sonja Lynn Stull

  • Age: 24
  • School: Frederick Community College
  • Ambition: To become a corporate legal adviser
  • Talent: Lyrical dance
  • Platform: Youth involvement programs





C. LewisMiss Free State

Camille Jeane Lewis

  • Age: 20
  • School: University of Maryland, College Park
  • Ambition: To perform in a symphony orchestra and to teach
  • Talent: Classical violin
  • Platform: Promoting youth involvement in the arts





J. PlaineMiss Greater Annapolis

Jennifer Plaine

  • Age: 22
  • School: York College of Pennsylvania
  • Ambition: Elementary school teacher
  • Talent: Sing
  • Platform: KIDS (Kids Identify the Dangers of Smoking)





T. TheodoreMiss Greenbelt

Thalia Theodore

  • Age: 22
  • School: Graduate of University of Maryland, College Park
  • Ambition: Teach elementary school, obtain master's degree in education
  • Talent: Jazz dance
  • Platform: Promoting literacy skills in young students





C. ThomasMiss Howard County

Courtney Allison Thomas

  • Age: 24
  • School: Graduate student at Frostburg State University
  • Ambition: To pursue a career in broadcast journalism
  • Talent: Hammered dulcimer
  • Platform: Character education and development





S. WodaMiss Lanham

Susan Elizabeth Woda

  • Age: 24
  • School: Graduate student at University of Texas at Austin, LBJ School of Public Affairs
  • Ambition: To direct a performing arts facility
  • Talent: Musical theater
  • Platform: Access to arts education





K. YoungMiss Mason-Dixon

Kinya Young

  • Age: 18
  • School: Nyack College
  • Ambition: To become a professional singer and own a recording company
  • Talent: Sing
  • Platform: Family values





H. MetzgerMiss Montgomery County

Heather Metzger

  • Age: 23
  • School: University of Maryland, College Park
  • Ambition: To work as an activist and educator in the field of transportation and highway safety
  • Talent: Marimba
  • Platform: Eradication of drunken driving





T. JohnsonMiss Northern Chesapeake

Tamika Johnson

  • Age: 20
  • School: Washington College
  • Ambition: Prosecuting attorney
  • Talent: Sing
  • Platform: Sexual assault education





J. DonnellMiss Patuxent River

Joy Elizabeth Donnell

  • Age: 21
  • School: Essex Community College
  • Ambition: Athletic trainer
  • Talent: Sing
  • Platform: Character is Everything: Promoting ethical excellence in sports





D. HoffmanMiss Potomac

Deborah Ann Hoffman

  • Age: 22
  • School: University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
  • Ambition: Fashion stylist for a design couture house
  • Talent: Sing
  • Platform: Using the "Power Program" to help youth overcome the peer pressure to use drugs and alcohol





F. CurryMiss Prince George's County

Felicia Michelle Curry

  • Age: 21
  • School: University of Maryland, College Park
  • Ambition: To become a correspondent/anchor on a prime-time magazine show
  • Talent: Sing
  • Platform: The importance of diversity education among elementary school children





N. GoukerMiss Rock Creek

Nikki Gouker

  • Age: 20
  • School: Shepherd College
  • Ambition: Teach English to deaf high school students and American Sign Language to hearing students
  • Talent: Tap dance
  • Platform: Deaf awareness and sign language education





N. MatheuMiss Salisbury

Nicole Matheu

  • Age: 23
  • School: Graduate of Salisbury State University
  • Ambition: To continue teaching dance and eventually open her own studio
  • Talent: Tap, jazz, ballet
  • Platform: Enriching youth through the arts





K. GloriosoMiss Southern Maryland

Kelly Lynn Glorioso

  • Age: 20
  • School: Towson University
  • Ambition: To be a news anchor on a major television network
  • Talent: Sing
  • Platform: Assistance dogs for the disabled





M. ElmoreMiss Tidewater

Michelle Elmore

  • Age: 24
  • School: Graduate of University of Maryland, University College
  • Ambition: Corporate law
  • Talent: Baton twirling
  • Platform: Empowering America's youth through physical fitness





J. LaPoleMiss Washington County

Julie LaPole

  • Age: 24
  • School: Graduate of Coastal Carolina University
  • Ambition: Biology instructor
  • Talent: Sing
  • Platform: Juvenile crime prevention





S. BabeMiss Western Maryland

Shannon Kathleen Babe

  • Age: 20
  • School: Towson University
  • Ambition: Dance teacher
  • Talent: Lyrical dance
  • Platform: SHAPE (Start Helping Against Poverty Everywhere)


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