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Eastern Panhandle contestants fared well in Miss West Virginia scholarship pageant

July 10, 2011

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Along with Spenser Wempe's crowning as Miss West Virginia on Friday night, several other Eastern Panhandle contestants fared well in the pageant.

Berkeley County resident Andrea Rogers, Miss Eastern Panhandle, finished first runner-up.

Rogers, 24, was the winner in evening wear during Tuesday's preliminaries. She is a graduate student at West Virginia University.

Two other Eastern Panhandle women were among the 12 semifinalists.

Miss Jefferson County, Katy Mong, 22, of Martinsburg, W.Va., finished among the final eight. Miss Berkeley County, Olivia Staubs, 20, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., also was a semifinalist.

Miss Potomac Highlands, Melissa Godwin, 24, of Charles Town, W.Va., was the winner in talent in Wednesday's preliminary competition.

The Miss West Virginia Outstanding Teen pageant was held in conjunction with the Miss West Virginia pageant.

Isabel Raese of Morgantown, W.Va., Miss Mon Valley's Outstanding Teen, won the title and will represent West Virginia in the Miss America's Outstanding Teen pageant in Orlando, Fla., in August.

Julianne Brown of Martinsburg, Miss Berkeley County's Outstanding Teen, was first runner-up. She is a student at Washington High School.

Morgan Hope Breeden of Summit Point, W.Va., Miss Jefferson County's Outstanding Teen, was second runner-up. She also is a student at Washington High School.

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