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W.Va. women vie for titles

February 26, 2004

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Miss Shenandoah/Miss Jefferson County Scholarship competition will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Wright Denny Intermediate School, 209 W. Congress St.

Eight young women will compete for $8,200 in scholarships, the Miss Shenadoah and Miss Jefferson County crowns and a chance to compete in the Miss West Virginia Scholarship Pageant in June in Morgantown, W.Va.

Mike Martin will be the master of ceremonies for the evening of "Celebration." Guests will include Miss West Virginia 2003 Allison Williams and Miss Shenandoah and Miss Jefferson County alumnae.

Performers will include Miss Shenandoah 2003 Jessica Stroech, Jennifer Caling, Storme Shiley, Will Shepard, Jay Longerbeam and the Shenandoah Dancers.

Tickets cost $8 and will be available at the door.

Lori Beth Green, 20

Parents: Larry and Lisa Green of Martinsburg, W.Va.

Education: Sophomore at Shenandoah University

Talent: Lyrical dance

Platform: Attention Deficit Disorder: "Educating Society for a Better Tomorrow"

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Nicole Michelle Wheeler, 17

Parents: Greg and Margaret Wheeler of Charles Town

Education: Senior at Jefferson High School

Talent: Vocal

Platform: "Giving Blood for Life"

Jacqueline Truman, 20

Parents: Brian Truman and Kim Pearson of Martinsburg

Education: Junior at Shepherd College

Talent: Dramatic monologue

Platform: HIV/AIDS awareness and education

Kasha Brown, 17

Parents: Milton and Lynn Brown of Charles Town

Education: Senior at Jefferson High School

Talent: Vocal

Platform: Helping children through tutoring

Whitney Ayne Whittaker, 21

Parents: Charles and Brenda Whittaker of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va.

Education: Junior at University of South Carolina

Talent: Baton twirling

Platform: "H.O.T.S. - Helping Others to See"

Devon Dickson, 24

Parents: John Dickson of Florida and Barbara Leonard of Martinsburg

Education: Student at Potomac State College

Talent: Vocal

Platform: Youth mentoring

Jessica Lorraine Morrison, 19

Parents: Michael and Brenda Morrison of Martinsburg

Education: Freshman at West Virginia Wesleyan College

Talent: Lyrical jazz performance

Platform: "VAMP - Volunteering Among the People"

Amanda Faith Shanholtz, 18

Parents: Arthur and Lisa Shanholtz of Glengary, W.Va.

Education: Senior at Musselman High School

Talent: Vocal

Platform: "One Decision"

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