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18 to compete in teen pageant

June 16, 2006|by BARBARA W. CARSON

Plans are under way for the second Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen Pageant to be held Friday, June 30, at The Maryland Theatre in Hagers- town. Eighteen local young women, ages 13-17, representing areas across Maryland, will compete for the state title.

The master of ceremonies for the teen pageant will be Jennifer Berry, the reigning Miss America.

The teens will compete in a private interview and on stage in talent, on-stage question, sportswear, evening wear and casual wear.

The winner will represent the state at the Miss America's Outstanding Teen Pageant in Orlando, Fla., on Aug. 15-19. Last year, the national winner received a $30,000 scholarship and each state representative received at least $1,000 in scholarships.

The 18 local teen titleholders met recently at the Grand Venice Hotel in Hagerstown to discuss plans and preparation for the state contest.

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Miss Maryland's Outstanding Teen 2005 is Lindsay Morris, a 16-year-old pianist from Church Creek on Maryland's Eastern Shore. She is a junior at Cambridge South Dorchester High School in Cambridge, Md. Miss Morris will crown her successor at the June 30 event.

The Maryland Teen contest is under the direction of the Miss Maryland Organization, which is part of the Miss America Organization. The teen competition will take place during Miss Maryland Week, June 25-July 1, when a new Miss Maryland 2006 will be selected on July 1, also at The Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown.

For ticket information, contact The Maryland Theatre Box Office at 301-790-2000 daily between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. or go to: www.MDTheatre.org.

Teens competing are:

  • Miss Allegany County, Kayla Bloom, of LaVale, Md.

  • Miss Annapolis, Krysten Swayze, of Pasedena, Md.

  • Miss Black-Eyed Susan, Kayla Hewitt, of Mount Savage, Md.

  • Miss Calvert County, Kiera Jones, of Huntingtown, Md.

  • Miss Caroline Summerfest, Alexandra Anderson, of Cambridge, Md.

  • Miss Cecil County, Velia Biagianti, of Charlestown, Md.

  • Miss Cumberland, Joanna Guy, of Oakland, Md.

  • Miss Garrett County, Hana Smith, of Oakland

  • Miss Howard County, Hannah Mollerick, of Jessup, Md.

  • Miss Laurel, Danielle Boston, of Clinton, Md.

  • Miss Mountain Maryland, Whitney Colombo, of Hagers- town

  • Miss Prince George's County, Brittany Harrison

  • Miss Pride of the Potomac, Erin Cahall, of Middletown, Md.

  • Miss Queen City, Samantha Reckley, of Cumberland, Md.

  • Miss Rocky Gap, Johanna Greber, of Cumberland

  • Miss Swallow Falls, Anet Dishmon, of Swanton, Md.

  • Miss Washington County, Karly Logsdon, of Hagers- town

  • Miss Western Maryland, Lindsay Hanna, of Frostburg, Md.

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