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Dickson, Morrison win pageant titles

February 29, 2004

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Jessica Lorraine Morrison was crowned Miss Jefferson County and Devon Dickson was crowned Miss Shenandoah Saturday night at Wright Denny Intermediate School.

Morrison, 19, is a freshman at West Virginia Wesleyan College. She is the daughter of Michael and Brenda Morrison of Martinsburg, W.Va.

Dickson, 24, is a student at Potomac State College. She is the daughter of John Dickson of Florida and Barbara Leonard of Martinsburg.

Both received $2,500 scholarships, a $500 Shepherd College scholarship and the chance to participate in the Miss West Virginia Scholarship Pageant June 18 to 20 in Morgantown, W.Va.

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Eight contestants competed for the crowns.

First runner-up was Whitney Ayne Whittaker, 21, a junior at the University of South Carolina. She received a $1,200 scholarship. She is the daughter of Charles and Brenda Whittaker of Shenandoah Junction, W.Va.

Jacqueline Truman, 20, a junior at Shepherd College, was second runner-up. The daughter of Brian Truman and Kim Pearson of Martinsburg, she received an $800 scholarship.

The $200 Kevin Johnson memorial award for the nonfinalist talent winner went to Dickson.

Truman received the $200 Gilbert C. Mobley nonfinalist interview award.

Each nonfinalist received a $200 scholarship.

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