Reigning Miss America Jennifer Berry will appear at The Maryland Theatre later this month as mistress of ceremonies for the Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen pageant.
Berry, who won the Miss America pageant representing Oklahoma, is believed to be the first reigning Miss America to visit Hagerstown in 21 years, local pageant organizers said.
Miss America 1985 Sharlene Wells made guest appearances during the 1985 Miss Maryland pageant, according to Herald-Mail archives.
"Everyone is very excited" about Miss America's involvement with the teen pageant, said Barbara Carson, a local volunteer with the Miss Maryland Organization. Pageant organizers hope Berry's appearance will create more interest in the teen segment of the Miss America Organization.