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Around West Hagerstown

December 23, 2009|By JESS WEST

Local pageants seeking contestants



The Miss Washington County/Miss Western Maryland Scholarship Foundation is seeking area women between the ages of 13 and 24 to compete in their upcoming annual production and competition.

The event will be Saturday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. at Kepler Theater on the campus of Hagerstown Community College.

Four winners will be selected: Miss Washington County 2010 and Miss Western Maryland 2010 and their teen counterparts, Miss Washington County Outstanding Teen 2010 and Miss Western Maryland Outstanding Teen 2010.

The winners will represent the four-county area in the annual Miss Maryland Scholarship competition and the Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen competition at The Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown in June.

In order to compete for the Western Maryland titles, a contestant must live, work or attend school in Garrett, Allegany, Washington or Frederick counties.

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In order to compete for the Washington County titles, a contestant must have been a Washington County resident for the past six months.

The five areas of competition are interview, evening wear, physical fitness in swimsuit for Miss, physical fitness in sportswear for teens, on-stage question and talent.

There is no entrance fee for the Miss pageants and a nominal fee for teens.

The Miss competition is for women ages 17 to 24 and at least a high school senior.

The teen competition is for those 13 to 17, but not a high school senior.

All interested contestants will be required to attend an orientation Saturday, Jan. 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Plaza Hotel near Valley Mall. Parents are welcome to attend.

Professional photos will be taken at 8:30 a.m.

Those interested in either competitions are urged to contact Barbara Carson at 301-733-6340, Denise Apple at 304274-2346 or Sandy Miller at 301-791-5974 as soon as possible for more information and to register for orientation.

Merry Christmas



During this very special time of the year, I would like to take a moment to thank all who have contributed to the "Around West Hagerstown" column this year.  

To each community volunteer and member, I wish each of you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful and joyous New Year.

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