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19 teens and young women vie for three crowns

February 15, 2007|by TIFFANY ARNOLD

Fifteen young women will go after the Miss Washington County and Miss Western Maryland pageant titles Saturday night at Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater. And four teens will vie for the title of Miss Western Maryland Outstanding Teen 2007

Pageant director Barbara W. Carson said the featured guest will be the reigning Miss Maryland, Brittany Lietz, and the winner of each title will advance to the Miss Maryland Scholarship Pageant in June.

Here are this year's Miss Washington County and Miss Western Maryland contestants (in alphabetical order):



Alexandra Adkins, 19, of Hagerstown
Parent: Kathleen Long
Education: Sophomore at Hagerstown Community College
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Raising awareness about eating disorders among American youths

Bindy Boyer, 19, of Greencastle, Pa.
Parents: Rod and Carrie Boyer
Education: Sophomore at HCC
Talent: Monologue
Platform: Promoting the education of education

Whitney Colombo, 17, of Hagerstown
Parents: Jim and Jodi Colombo
Education: Senior at North Hagerstown High School
Talent: Dance
Platform: Promoting physical fitness for youths

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Sarah Duncan, 19, of Keedysville
Parents: Daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Duncan
Education: Freshman at HCC
Talent: Dance
Platform: Autism awareness

Emily Fox, 19, of Middletown, Md.
Parents: David and Mary Jo Fox
Education: Student at Frederick Community College
Talent: Dance
Platform: Childhood obesity prevention

Caressa Frazee, 18, of Grantsville, Md.
Parents: Brian and Carol Frazee
Education: Junior at Frostburg State University
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Heart disease awareness and prevention

Christie Ganoe, 21, of Cumberland, Md.
Parents: John Ganoe and Brenda Crossland
Education: Junior at FSU
Talent: Vocal
Platform: To educate others about relational aggression and bullying in schools and raise awareness about The Ophelia Project, an organization that aims to prevent relational aggression and bullying.

Jessica Hartell, 21, of Cumberland
Parents: Larry and Pam Mallow
Education: Junior at FSU
Talent: Dance
Platform: Fair trade, ensuring fair and better incomes for farmers in thrid-world countries

Lawren Hill, 17, of Hagerstown
Parents: Michael Hill and Ann Boyes
Education: Senior at Smithsburg High School
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Using music to benefit others

Victoria Hume, 17, of Sharpsburg
Parents: Raymond Hume and Anna Kraft
Education: Senior at Boonsboro High School
Talent: Dance
Platform: Literacy awareness

Tiffany Jarman, 24, of Knoxville, Md.
Parents: Tim and Lois Jarman
Education: Graduate of American University
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Eating disorders awareness and education

Elly Popper, 20, of Smithsburg
Parents: Stephen Popper and Diana Gore
Education: Sophomore at HCC
Talent: Piano
Platform: AIDS awareness

Rachel Marie Salvador, 22, of Hagerstown
Parent: Virginia Grove
Education: Senior at FSU
Talent: Dance
Platform: Recognizing and appreciating cultural diversity

Kelly Savannah, 18, of Frederick, Md.
Parents: Robert and Mary Savannah
Education: Freshman at FCC
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Autism awareness

Mauree Smith, 23, of Williamsport
Parents: Jeff and Debbie Smith
Education: Graduate of HCC
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Encouraging others to mentor elementary school students




Miss Western Maryland Outstanding Teen 2007 contestants (in alphabetical order):



Mallory Campbell, 17, of LaVale, Md.
Parents: Stephanie Layton and Keith Campbell
Education: Junior at Allegany High School
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Raising awareness of Angel Tree Christmas, a program that helps children of inmates

Audreanna Colombo, 13, of Hagerstown
Parents: Jim and Jodi Colombo
Education: Eighth-grader at Northern Middle School
Talent: Dance
Platform: The importance of volunteering in the community

Macy McLaughlin, 15, of Ellerslie, Md.
Daughter of Michael and Jeanie McLaughlin
Education: Sophomore at Beall High School
Talent: Dance
Platform: Teen alcohol abuse prevention and awareness

Tiffany Weslow, 15, of Frostburg, Md.
Daughter of William and Cynthia Weslow
Education: Sophomore at Beall High School
Talent: Dance
Platform: Breast cancer awareness




If you go ...



WHAT: Scholarship pageants for the titles of Miss Washington County, Miss Western Maryland and Miss Western Maryland Outstanding Teen

WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17

WHERE: Kepler Theater, Hagerstown Community College campus, off Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown.

COST: $15 for adults, $6 for children 10 years and younger

MORE: For tickets, call Andrea at 301-790-4923.

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