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Miller new Miss Washington County

McGarvey new Miss Western Md

February 24, 2003|by KATE COLEMAN

katec@herald-mail.com

Stacy Miller was crowned Miss Washington County and Danielle McGarvey was crowned Miss Western Maryland on Saturday night at Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater.

Miller, 21, of Hagerstown, a graduate of Hagerstown Community College, sang "God Bless America."

She is the daughter of John and Carol Miller.

She said she felt wonderful. "Can't you tell?" she said immediately after the crowning.

Miller received a $2,000 scholarship, the $200 David Guessford Memorial Scholarship for leadership, gifts from local merchants and the chance to participate in the Miss Maryland Scholarship Pageant June 26-28 at The Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown. It will be her first bid for the state title.

McGarvey, 19, of Hagerstown, a sophomore at the College of Charleston, performed a ballet en pointe to Carlos Santana's "Oye Como Va."

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She is the daughter of Brenda and Jim Dalton and Anthony and Martina McGarvey.

McGarvey said she felt relieved, and ready to go to the Miss Maryland competition after being crowned.

McGarvey received a $1,600 scholarship, the $100 City Ballet School Award for Dance, gifts from local merchants and the chance to participate for the third time at the state level in the Miss Maryland Scholarship Pageant.

Miller and McGarvey received their crowns from Nikki Gouker, Miss Western Maryland 2002.

Six contestants competed for the Miss Washington County title.

Fifteen contestants competed for the Miss Western Maryland crown.

The first runner-up in the Miss Washington County pageant was Jessica LaPole, 19, of Hagerstown, a student at Hagerstown Community College. The daughter of William and Tina LaPole, she sang "Corner of the Sky" from the musical "Pippin."

She received a $700 scholarship.

The second runner-up was Shannon Moore, 18, of Knoxville, a student at Hagerstown Business College. The daughter of Dean and Mary Moore, she sang "Chattanooga Choo Choo."

She received a $400 scholarship.

The first runner-up in the Miss Western Maryland competition was Katrina Lynn Emerick, 21, of Cumberland, Md., a senior at McDaniel College. The daughter of Robin and Stephen Emerick, she sang "You Do Something To Me."

She won a $600 scholarship.

The second runner-up was Tiffany Raye Jarman, 20, of Knoxville, Md., a student at American University. The daughter of Tim and Lois Jarman, she sang "Someone Like You" from the musical "Jekyll & Hyde."

She received a $300 scholarship.

The $100 Miss Washington County Quality of Life Award was given to Marcina Estelle Anderson.

The $100 Miss Western Maryland Quality of Life Award went to Devon Kehler, who also won $100 Karissa Jones Horowicz Excellence in Interview Award. She is the daughter of Donna and Robert Kehler.

Sarah Catherine Peterson, 19, of Cumberland, Md., a freshman at Frostburg State University, was presented the $100 Karissa Jones Horowicz Performing Arts Award for the nonfinalist with the highest talent score. The daughter of Kevin and Lisa Peterson, she sang "I'm Afraid This Must Be Love."

Moore received the $2,500 Hagerstown Business College in-kind scholarship in the Miss Washington County competition.

Emerick received the $2,000 Hagerstown Business College in-kind scholarship in the Miss Western Maryland contest.

All other nonfinalists received $50 scholarships.

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