Sharpsburg resident crowned Miss Washington County

February 12, 2011|By MARIE GILBERT |
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Over the next few weeks, Victoria Hume will begin making appearances as the new Miss Washington County.

Saturday night, between tears and smiles, she was still trying to absorb that she had won the title.

"I can't believe that this happened," Hume said.  "I heard them call my name but I think I was in shock."

Despite her disbelief, the 21-year-old Sharpsburg resident certainly looked the part of the winner — a tiara on her head and her arms filled with flowers.

Hume captured the local crown during the 2011 Miss Washington County/Miss Western Maryland scholarship pageant held before a standing-room-only crowd at Hagerstown Community College.

A student at Frostburg State University, she is the daughter of Raymond Hume and Anna Kraft.

For her talent, she performed the clarinet.

The evening also included the crowning of Hannah Mollerick as Miss Western Maryland.

Mollerick, 19, is a student at Towson University and is a resident of Jessup, Md.  She is the daughter of Glen and Jolene Mollerick.  She performed a jazz dance.

Both winners will receive $2,000 in educational scholarships, as well as gifts from area businesses.

First runner-up for Miss Washington County was Audreanna Colombo, 17, a student at North Hagerstown High School.  She is the daughter of Jim and Jodi Colombo.

First runner-up for Miss Western Maryland was Brittinay Nicolette, 19, a student at Harford Community College.  She is the daughter of Jon and Kathleen Nicolette of Fallston, Md.

Following the trend of past years, the pageant also held a teen competition. Faith Mohamed was the winner of Miss Washington County Outstanding Teen and Heather Mitchell was named Miss  Western Maryland Outstanding Teen.

Mohamed, 16, is the daughter of Moe and Dee Mohamed of Baltimore and is a student at the Institute of Notre Dame.

Mitchell, 16, is the daughter of Scott and Marti Mitchell of Smithsburg.  She is a student at Smithsburg High School.

The new titleholders will advance to the Miss Maryland Pageant at The Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown in June.  The Miss Maryland winner will go on to the Miss America pageant.

The event included the return of several past title-winners, including Mary King, Miss Washington County 2010; Mary Teal Mulligan from Williamsport, Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen 2010; and Brooke Poklemba, Miss Maryland 2009.

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