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Miss Maryland pageant held here

September 14, 2007

The Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown has played host to the Miss Maryland Scholarship Pageant for 36 years.

Shana Powell, Miss Allegany County, was crowned Miss Maryland 2007. Powell was one of 20 women to compete for the 72nd state crown.

Powell will represent Maryland in the Miss America Scholarship Pageant on Jan. 28, 2008.

The competition will be broadcast on TLC. The network plans to air a reality series that will follow all 52 of the '07 Miss America contestants through the preliminary competitions.

Brittany Lietz, Miss Tidewater, represented Maryland in the last Miss America Scholarship Pageant, but Lauren Nelson of Lawton, Okla., took the crown.

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For eligibility requirements, go to www.missmd.info. For more information about the Miss America Organization, go to missamerica.org.

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