Capping a week of pageant activities and three days of competition, a new Miss Maryland was selected by a seven-judge panel Saturday night.
Miss Burtonsville Marina Harrison of Severn, Md., will serve as Miss Maryland for 2003-04. She will be a goodwill ambassador and spokesperson for the Miss Maryland organization to school, civic and government groups within the state through her tenure.
She also will represent Maryland at the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City in September.
For being crowned Miss Maryland, Harrison earns a scholarship worth $16,000.
First runner-up was Miss Catoctin Jessica Diaz of Cumberland, Md. She earned $6,500 in scholarship money.
Second runner-up was Miss Chesapeake Tiffany Jenkins of Silver Spring, Md. She earned scholarship money worth $4,000.
Third runner-up was Miss Frostburg Laura Kelley of Olney, Md. She won $3,000 in scholarship money.
Fourth runner-up was Miss Monocacy Nikki Gouker of Middletown, Md., a crowd favorite throughout the pageant. She received $2,500 in scholarship money.