MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - Two local women will get a second chance at the Miss West Virginia title, placing them a step closer to the big crown - Miss America.
Kasha Brown and Amber Miller were crowned Miss Berkeley County and Miss North Eastern, respectively, on Saturday at the Apollo Civic Theatre, clearing the first level of competition in the Miss America Organization's pageant system.
Brown, 21, of Charles Town, W.Va., and Miller, 21, of Hedgesville, W.Va., competed in the Miss West Virginia scholarship pageant last year. Saturday's six contestants included four from last year's state pageant.
Brown and Miller received $750 scholarships and $500 in-kind scholarships to Shepherd University. They will advance to the Miss West Virginia competition in June.