Five young women vie for Miss Berkeley County crown

January 22, 2004

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Five young women will compete for a crown, scholarships and other prizes at the Miss Berkeley County pageant at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St.

Each contestant, young women from Martinsburg, Charles Town, and Glengary, W.Va., will showcase a talent during competition.

The winner will receive the crown, scholarship money, flowers, gift certificates and a place in the Miss West Virginia Scholarship Pageant later in the year, which is preliminary to the nationally televised Miss America pageant.

First runner-up will receive scholarship money, flowers and gift certificates.

Kasha Brown, 17, of Charles Town

Parents: Milton and Lynn Brown

Education: Senior at Jefferson High School

Talent: Singing "Home"

Platform: Tutoring and helping children

Julia Linton, 20, of Martinsburg


Parents: Jim and Robin Linton

Education: Hedgesville High School graduate and Shepherd College student

Talent: Vocal

Platform: Teaching children about importance of nutrition

Lori Green, 20, of Martinsburg

Parents: Larry and Lisa Green

Education: Martinsburg High School graduate and a student at Shenandoah University

Talent: Lyrical dance

Platform: Attention deficit disorder education

Amanda Shanholtz, 18, of Glengary

Parents: Dwain and Lisa Shanholtz

Education: Senior at Musselman High School

Talent: Vocal

Platform: Promoting organ donation

Nicole Wheeler, 17, of Charles Town

Parents: Gregory and Margaret Wheeler

Education: Senior at Jefferson High School

Talent: Vocal

Platform: Promoting blood donation

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