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Pageant winners crowned at theater

February 19, 2006|By Julie E. Greene

julieg@herald-mail.com

HAGERSTOWN -

Carrie Shank was crowned Miss Washington County and Autumn Smith was crowned Miss Western Maryland on Saturday night at Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater.

Both will compete in the Miss Maryland Scholarship Pageant at The Maryland Theatre this summer for a chance to go on to the Miss America Pageant. Miss Maryland will be crowned on July 1.

Shank, 21, of Boonsboro, and Smith, 21, of Cumberland, Md., were among 12 contestants vying in the dual pageant. Miss Western Maryland contestants had to live, work or attend school in Allegany, Garrett, Washington or Frederick counties.

Shank, whose talent was singing "Happy Girl," is the daughter of John and Sharon Shank.

Smith, whose talent was singing "At Last," is the daughter of William and Linda Smith.

All contestants competed on stage in interview, talent, physical fitness in swimsuit, casual wear and poise in evening wear competitions and were interviewed privately off stage by the judges earlier Saturday.

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Rachel Marie Salvador, 21, of Hagerstown, was first runner-up for Miss Washington County and Wendy Jean-Bart, 22, of Mount Airy, Md., was first runner-up for Miss Western Maryland.

Alexandra Adkins, 18, of Hagerstown, was second runner-up for Miss Washington County and Crystal Thomas, 19, of Frederick, Md., was second runner-up for Miss Western Maryland.

Teen pageants for Miss Washington County Outstanding Teen and Miss Western Maryland Outstanding Teen also were held Saturday night. Contestants had to be 13 to 17 years old and not a high school senior.

Karly Logsdon, 14, of Hagerstown, was crowned Miss Washington County Outstanding Teen. She is the daughter of David and Justine Logsdon.

Lindsay Hanna, 16, of Frostburg, Md., was crowned Miss Western Maryland Outstanding Teen. She is the daughter of Bruce and Terri Hanna.

Logsdon performed "Friend Like Me" from "Aladdin" on the flute. Hanna played "Rhapsodie Mignonne" on the piano.

The teen titleholders will compete at the Miss Maryland's Outstanding Teen Pageant on Friday, June 30, at The Maryland Theatre.

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