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by Barbara W. Carson | January 18, 2007
Miss Maryland 2006 Brittany Lietz, 21, was recently honored with a send-off celebration Jan.7 at the Elks Club in Hagerstown. About 135 family, friends, pageant officials and other supporters gathered as Miss Maryland left to compete for the crown of Miss America. Lietz is a cancer survivor having been diagnosed with stage two melanoma in 2005. She has worked to bring awareness to the prevention, detection, treatment and research of this disease. Guest speaker was Robert Nicolay from the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation.
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By HEATHER KEELS | January 14, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - Miss Maryland Shana Powell returned to Hagerstown Sunday for a send-off luncheon at Four Points Sheraton, where a gathering of about 60 people got a sneak peek at the gowns she will be wearing in the Miss America competition in Las Vegas next week. Between appreciative murmurs and applause, guests including Miss Maryland 2006 and pageant titleholders from across the state spoke with excitement of the possibility that Powell, 22, a student at Morgan State University, could become the first Miss America from Maryland in the contest's 87-year history.
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April 3, 2002
Question: Has a woman from Maryland, Pennsylvania or West Virginia ever been named Miss America? Answer: There has never been a winner from Maryland or West Virginia, but five times a Miss America has hailed from Pennsylvania. The most recent winner was Evelyn Margaret Ay from Ephrata, Pa., in 1954. Source: The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2002
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | June 22, 2013
Miss Western Maryland Christina Denny was crowned Miss Maryland 2013 on Saturday night at The Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown. Miss Queen State Sabrina Frost was named Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen. As the new Miss Maryland, Denny, of Owings Mills, Md., will receive a $10,000 scholarship, courtesy of the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Miss Maryland Organization, and other gifts that included a fox fur coat valued at $4,800. Denny also will represent Maryland at the upcoming Miss America pageant.
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by KATE COLEMAN | June 30, 2002
katec@herald-mail.com The 67th annual Miss Maryland Scholarship Pageant took place at The Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown for the 31st time Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Before the show and during intermission, the lobby was filled with a blend of colognes and the excited and hopeful faces of family members, friends and fans of the 26 young women vying for the title that will take one of them to Atlantic City in September for the Miss America pageant. Each night the audience was dotted with the sparkling tiaras of several Miss Teen Someplace - fill in the blank with the name of a local pageant - younger girls who had won junior titles in local competitions.
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by BRIAN SHAPPELL | June 14, 2004
HAGERSTOWN shappell@herald-mail.com Two young women from Hagerstown were among the two dozen smiling Miss Maryland hopefuls crowded onto a Valley Mall stage Sunday. While both said they are trying to win the one-year honor for the scholarship money and to further their causes, they are on opposite ends of their pageant careers. Miss Washington County Alaina Rowe and Miss Western Maryland Tiffany Hawbaker were among pageant winners from throughout Maryland attending the kickoff of events leading to the Miss Maryland Scholarship Pageant, which begins Thursday night at The Maryland Theatre.
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by Chris Copley | June 27, 2003
chrisc@herald-mail.com After the first night of competition at The Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown, the Miss Maryland Pageant wrapped up a long night by awarding three awards. With 30 competitors - the most ever - the first night of preliminary competition ran more than three hours. Miss Monocacy Nikki Gouker, of Hagerstown, won the first night's talent award with a blazing country-flavored tap dance to the instrumental "Roller Coaster. " For the win she will receive a $600 scholarship.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | February 15, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Six Eastern Panhandle residents will compete Saturday night for two pageant crowns and, ultimately, the chance to be the next Miss America. The crowns up for grabs at the Apollo Civic Theatre are Miss Berkeley County and Miss North Eastern, according to Shelley Nichols-Franklin, the pageant's executive director. The contestants include the reigning Miss North Eastern, Amber Miller, and the reigning Miss Shenandoah Valley, Melissa Godwin. Each winner will receive a $700 scholarship and will compete in the Miss West Virginia pageant in Morgantown, W.Va.
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June 18, 1997
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. - Two area residents will compete in the 1997 Miss West Virginia Scholarship Pageant at Robert C. Byrd High School auditorium tonight, Friday, June 20, and Saturday, June 21. Miss Berkeley County 1997 Traci Staley and Miss Jefferson County 1997 Megan McKenery will compete for more than $20,000 in college scholarships and the chance to represent West Virginia at the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, N.J., in September....
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by JULIE E. GREENE | February 22, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The eight women competing Saturday night for a chance at the Miss West Virginia crown include six women who participated in last weekend's Miss Jefferson County pageant. Saturday's pageant at The Apollo Civic Theatre will crown a Miss Berkeley County and a Miss North Eastern, both of whom will go on to compete for the state crown in June in Morgantown, W.Va. The theme for this year's pageant is "Jazz it Up" Mardi Gras Style, said Shelley Nichols-Franklin, executive director for the pageant.
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By DAN DEARTH | dan.dearth@herald-mail.com | June 22, 2013
Miss Western Maryland Christina Denny was crowned Miss Maryland 2013 on Saturday night at The Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown. Miss Queen State Sabrina Frost was named Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen. As the new Miss Maryland, Denny, of Owings Mills, Md., will receive a $10,000 scholarship, courtesy of the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Miss Maryland Organization, and other gifts that included a fox fur coat valued at $4,800. Denny also will represent Maryland at the upcoming Miss America pageant.
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May 10, 2013
A Miss America Seminar will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg. Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan will speak at during a “Beauty From Within” seminar. The event includes a meet and greet, Q&A, photo opportunity, piano performance and refreshments. There will be a session for ages 5 to 12 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., and one for ages 13 and older from 1 to 3 p.m. Registration costs $20, or $25 at the door. For more information, contact Donna at 304-279-3543 or dnew03@aol.com .
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | January 9, 2012
Tired of watching someone else do the judging for the Miss America Pageant? Think you possess some unique skills in picking a winner? Then this Saturday's Miss America Pageant is for you, now that organizers have set up a process to allow members of the public to vote for their favorite contestant. Among the contestants in this year's pageant are two local women - Miss Maryland Carlie Colella of Hagerstown and Miss West Virginia Spenser Wempe of Martinsburg, W.Va. Rules for public voting allow for one vote per person and Internet-accessible device per contestant through the voting period that ends Thursday at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, according to the Miss America website.
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June 21, 2009
Twenty women will compete for the title of Miss Maryland, and a chance to become Miss America, starting Wednesday night. The four nights of competition, including Friday night's Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen Competition, which will be held at The Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown. The teen contest features 21 contestants. More than $85,900 in scholarships are up for grabs in the Miss competition. The teen pageant offers $1,075 in scholarships and more than $3,225 in in-kind awards, according to pageant information.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | February 15, 2009
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Six Eastern Panhandle residents will compete Saturday night for two pageant crowns and, ultimately, the chance to be the next Miss America. The crowns up for grabs at the Apollo Civic Theatre are Miss Berkeley County and Miss North Eastern, according to Shelley Nichols-Franklin, the pageant's executive director. The contestants include the reigning Miss North Eastern, Amber Miller, and the reigning Miss Shenandoah Valley, Melissa Godwin. Each winner will receive a $700 scholarship and will compete in the Miss West Virginia pageant in Morgantown, W.Va.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | February 8, 2009
Miss America - Miss Indiana Katie Stam - was crowned just two weeks and a night ago and already it's time to start the entire process all over again. Eight contestants will compete for Miss Washington County and Miss Western Maryland crowns this Saturday night at Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theater. The evening also will include the competitions for Miss Washington County Outstanding Teen and Miss Western Maryland Outstanding Teen. After only awarding two crowns last year due to financial concerns and lack of manpower, pageant officials will award four crowns at this year's Washington County event.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | February 24, 2008
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.
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By HEATHER KEELS | January 14, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - Miss Maryland Shana Powell returned to Hagerstown Sunday for a send-off luncheon at Four Points Sheraton, where a gathering of about 60 people got a sneak peek at the gowns she will be wearing in the Miss America competition in Las Vegas next week. Between appreciative murmurs and applause, guests including Miss Maryland 2006 and pageant titleholders from across the state spoke with excitement of the possibility that Powell, 22, a student at Morgan State University, could become the first Miss America from Maryland in the contest's 87-year history.
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by TIFFANY ARNOLD | March 12, 2007
Peek into the makeup bag of the reigning Miss Washington County, Whitney Colombo, and you'll likely find a special foundation and loose powder that covers an area of discolored skin near the left corner of her smile. Colombo has hypopigmentation, a condition characterized by patches of skin that appear much lighter than the rest of her olive-toned skin. "Of all the places, I have to have it on my face," said Colombo, 17, of Hagerstown. But does she allow that to knock her confidence?
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by JULIE E. GREENE | February 22, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The eight women competing Saturday night for a chance at the Miss West Virginia crown include six women who participated in last weekend's Miss Jefferson County pageant. Saturday's pageant at The Apollo Civic Theatre will crown a Miss Berkeley County and a Miss North Eastern, both of whom will go on to compete for the state crown in June in Morgantown, W.Va. The theme for this year's pageant is "Jazz it Up" Mardi Gras Style, said Shelley Nichols-Franklin, executive director for the pageant.
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