Sara Duncan, 19, of Keedysville, won the Miss Western Maryland title.
The winners of the Miss Washington County and Miss Western Maryland titles advance to the Miss Maryland Scholarship Pageant in June. They also received $2,000 in scholarship money.
Fifteen contestants competed for the Miss Washington County and Miss Western Maryland titles - eight of them Washington County residents.
The contestants were judged in five categories - talent, evening wear, swimsuit, personal interview and onstage question. The most weight is given to the talent and personal interview, pageant auditor Ken Apple said.
Along with Miss Maryland Brittany Lietz, outgoing titleholders - Miss Washington County Carrie Shank and Miss Western Maryland Autumn Smith - were there to pass their crowns.
For some of them, the moment was bittersweet.
"I told them I can't get through another farewell speech. It's sad," said Lietz, 22, of Annapolis.
Rachel Marie Salvador, 22, of Hagerstown, took first runner-up for the Miss Washington County title. Christie Ganoe, 21, of Cumberland, Md., was first runner-up for the Miss Western Maryland title. They will receive a $600 scholarship.
The second runners-up - Lawren Hill, 17, of Hagerstown, for Miss Washington County; and Bindy Boyer, 19, of Greencastle, Pa., for Miss Western Maryland - will receive a $400 scholarship.
All contestants will receive at least $50 in scholarship money.
As Miss Western Maryland Outstanding Teen, Audreanna Colombo will receive a $125 cash scholarship and will represent the area in Miss Maryland's Outstanding Teen Pageant, which also will be held in June.