Miss Germantown Felicia Curry received the artistic expression in talent award Thursday night as preliminary competition for the Miss Maryland title began at The Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown.
Miss Cumberland Katrina Emerick received the physical fitness in swimsuit award.
Curry sang "Fools Fall in Love" from the Broadway musical "Smokey Joe's Cafe."
The daughter of Clarence and Brenda Curry of Parsippany, N.J., Curry is a senior at the University of Maryland.
For winning the preliminary talent award, Curry, 23, received a $600 scholarship.
Emerick, 21, wore a dark orange wrap-style one-piece swimsuit.
A senior at Western Maryland College, Emerick is the daughter of Stephen and Robin Emerick of Cumberland, Md.
Emerick received a $150 scholarship.
Miss College Park Camille Lewis, 22, a senior at the University of Maryland, won the $100 presence and poise in evening wear award.