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Williams crowned Miss Shenandoah

January 27, 2001

Williams crowned Miss Shenandoah



By KEVIN CLAPP / Staff Writer


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Allison Renee Williams was crowned Miss Shenandoah 2001 Saturday night at Wright Denny Intermediate School.

Williams, of Charles Town, is a 19-year-old student at West Virginia University. She performed a medley of "Paper Moon" and "Orange-Colored Sky." She is the daughter of Ronnie and Evon Williams of Charles Town.

"I am truly shocked right now," she said immediately after the crowning.

She received her crown from Sheri Lynn Grippo, Miss Shenandoah 2000.

For winning the title Saturday night, she received a $3,500 scholarship, $500 from the Shepherd College Foundation and an $800 wardrobe allowance. She will have the chance to participate in the Miss West Virginia Scholarship Pageant in June in Clarksburg, W.Va.

Eight contestants competed for the Miss Shenandoah crown.

First runner-up was Whitney Whittaker of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., a 17-year-old senior at Jefferson High School. The daughter of Charles and Brenda Whittaker of Shenandoah Junction, she twirled three batons to "Great Balls of Fire." during the talent competition. She received a $1,200 scholarship.

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The second runner-up award went to Jeneva Wheeler, of Rippon, W.Va., the daughter of Gregory and Margaret Wheeler of Rippon. She is a 19-year-old student at Shepherd College.

During the talent competition, she sang "Cabaret" She received a $500 scholarship.

Williams received the $200 Gilbert C. Mobley Interview Award.

The $200 Kevin G. Johnson Talent Award was presented to Whittaker and Williams.

Each of the nonfinalists received a $50 savings bond.

The theme for Saturday's pageant was "Dare to Dream."

Tracey Brill, Miss Jefferson County 1992, was master of ceremonies. Performers included pageant executive director Dawn Rix Mohn; Melissa Hawkins, Miss West Virginia 1990; Traci Ott; Jeremy Barger; Toni Rickard, Miss Berkeley County 2001; and the Miss Shenandoah Dancers.

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