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June 21, 2012
Miss Smithsburg, Lindsay Karroll, front, performs during the kickoff Thursday night of the Miss Maryland pagaent at The Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown.
NEWS
June 19, 2013
The 2013 Miss Maryland and Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant preliminaries began Wednesday night at The Maryland Theatre. The Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen Preliminary Talent award went to both Miss Washington County Outstanding Teen Taylor Ammons and Miss Annapolis Outstanding Teen Taylor Diggs. The Miss Maryland Preliminary Talent Award went to Miss Allegany County Sara Zeng, who received a $150 scholarship. The Miss Maryland Preliminary Physical Fitness and Swimsuit Award  went to both Washington County's Miss Western Maryland Christina Denny and Miss Potomac Ebony Sherrill, who received $100 scholarships.
NEWS
June 25, 2006
Twenty-four women will compete for the title of Miss Maryland 2006 in pageant events Wednesday, June 28, through Saturday, July 1, at The Maryland Theatre. The winner will go on to compete for the title of Miss America. In order to be eligible to compete, contestants must be: a resident of Maryland for at least six months prior to the local competition; a high school graduate by June 30, 2007; between ages 17 and 24; never married or pregnant; a U.S. citizen; and registered as a full-time student or employed full time.
NEWS
by KATE COLEMAN | June 28, 2002
katec@herald-mail.com Miss Germantown Felicia Curry received the artistic expression in talent award Thursday night as preliminary competition for the Miss Maryland title began at The Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown. Miss Cumberland Katrina Emerick received the physical fitness in swimsuit award. Curry sang "Fools Fall in Love" from the Broadway musical "Smokey Joe's Cafe. " The daughter of Clarence and Brenda Curry of Parsippany, N.J., Curry is a senior at the University of Maryland.
LIFESTYLE
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | June 22, 2012
When the new Miss Maryland and Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen are crowned this weekend at The Maryland Theatre, two young women know exactly the kind of worldwind journey the newly crowned queens will be up against. And they both said they've enjoyed the ride. Lives will change when Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen  and Saturday night when Miss Maryland will be crowned. It was last June when Carlie Colella of Hagerstown stood on that very stage and had her name called as the new Miss Maryland.
NEWS
by Chris Copley | June 29, 2003
chrisc@herald-mail.com Capping a week of pageant activities and three days of competition, a new Miss Maryland was selected by a seven-judge panel Saturday night. Miss Burtonsville Marina Harrison of Severn, Md., will serve as Miss Maryland for 2003-04. She will be a goodwill ambassador and spokesperson for the Miss Maryland organization to school, civic and government groups within the state through her tenure. She also will represent Maryland at the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City in September.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By LAURA ERNDE | June 19, 1999
Miss College Park Keri Schrader was crowed Miss Maryland 1999 Saturday night at The Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown. Schrader, 23, of Rockville, Md., was crowned by Miss Maryland 1998 Heather Noelle Davis before a packed house. "I am just elated. It still hasn't quite sunk in yet," Schrader said. "I want to be Miss America. I know what a difference one woman can make with this crown. " Schrader is a third-year student at Georgetown University Law Center. She is the daughter of Leon and Patty Jo Schrader.
LIFESTYLE
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | February 10, 2012
In the more than 20 years Barbara Carson has been with the Miss Washington County/Miss Western Maryland Scholarship Pageant, she has seen her share of changes. Most noticeably, the dwindling numbers of young women as contestants. "There are so many things out there for young women to do and different ways to get scholarship money," said Carson, president of the organization. "They're choosing other avenues. " Yet scholarship money continues to be one of the biggest draws to participate in the scholarship pageant.
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NEWS
August 26, 2013
Gabrielle Cory of Leonardtown, Md., in St. Mary's County, was named Miss Maryland Agriculture during opening-night festivities at the Maryland State Fair in Timonium. Sponsored by the Maryland Farm Bureau and Maryland State Fair, the two-day competition culminated with an on-stage contest Friday.   Twenty-two county farm bureaus were represented during the annual event. Janai Heise represented Washington County and Beth Reed represented Frederick County, Md. Taking the top agriculture spokesperson title, Cory, 16, lives on a 20-acre farmstead dedicated to forest conservation and also has sheep, cattle and poultry housed on her grandmother's farm.
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NEWS
August 19, 2013
Twenty-three young women, including  Janai Heise of Washington County, will be competing for the Miss Maryland Agriculture title during opening night festivities at the Maryland State Fair in Timonium, Md. The on-stage contest will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Cow Palace at the fairgrounds. The 2012 Miss Maryland Agriculture Phyllis Mc-Kenzie of Carroll County, Md., will pass on the responsibilities of the state's agricultural spokesperson at the conclusion of the two-day competition sponsored by the Maryland Farm Bureau and Maryland State Fair.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
June 20, 2013
The second night of preliminary rounds at the Miss Maryland Pageant at The Maryland Theatre Thursday night. The winners were as follows: Jade Kenny Miss Annapolis Miss Maryland Preliminary Swimsuit Hannah Mollerick Miss Capital Region Miss Maryland Preliminary Talent Brittany Brown Miss Allegany County Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen Preliminary, Talent Wednesday results The Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen...
NEWS
June 19, 2013
The 2013 Miss Maryland and Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant preliminaries began Wednesday night at The Maryland Theatre. The Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen Preliminary Talent award went to both Miss Washington County Outstanding Teen Taylor Ammons and Miss Annapolis Outstanding Teen Taylor Diggs. The Miss Maryland Preliminary Talent Award went to Miss Allegany County Sara Zeng, who received a $150 scholarship. The Miss Maryland Preliminary Physical Fitness and Swimsuit Award  went to both Washington County's Miss Western Maryland Christina Denny and Miss Potomac Ebony Sherrill, who received $100 scholarships.
LIFESTYLE
By AMY DULEBOHN | amyc@herald-mail.com | June 15, 2013
Sisters Whitney and Audreanna Colombo share a common dream: to be crowned Miss Maryland.  Whitney, 23, who is Miss Urbana, will compete for the fourth and final time this weekend for the state title, which is part of the Miss America Organization.  Audreanna, 19, Miss Queen State, is competing for Miss Maryland for the first time.  “I told (Audreanna), 'I'm winning this year,' and then I'll crown her next year since this is my last year,” Whitney said during an interview in the sun room of their home near Hagerstown.  But one thing is for sure, no matter the outcome of the pageant, which is being held this week in Hagerstown, the young women have each others' utmost support.  “I think the competitive nature among sisters is definitely different than it is among the rest of the contestants.
OPINION
June 7, 2013
Pageant director thanks all who have helped her To the editor: It is not every day you come across that special someone or something that truly touches your heart and changes you.  I am pleased to say I met such people while planning and implementing my second annual sendoff dinner for four remarkable young women. These young ladies are preparing to compete for the title of Miss Maryland and Miss Maryland's Outstanding Teen in just a couple of weeks. I will inevitably forget someone, so I will begin by saying thank you to everyone who helped make this year's sendoff a success.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | February 16, 2013
A newcomer burst onto the scholarship pageant scene Saturday night at Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Center. Sporting a coral leotard and a smile, Paige Dutrow, 18, of Boonsboro, wowed the audience and the judges, baton twirling to Escala's “Requiem for a Tower.” The freshman mathematics education major at the University of Maryland Baltimore County won the title of Miss Washington County at the 2013 Miss Washington County/Miss Western...
LIFESTYLE
December 13, 2012
The Miss Washington County/Miss Western Maryland Scholarship Program is seeking contestants for their upcoming pageant. The event will be Saturday, Feb. 16, at Kepler Theater at Hagerstown Community College.  Four titles for 2013 will be awarded: Miss Washington County, Miss Washington County Outstanding Teen, Miss Western Maryland, and Miss Western Maryland Outstanding Teen. Contestants will compete in one of two levels: Miss and Outstanding Teen. Miss contestants must be between 17 and 24 years old, and teens must be 13 to 17 years old, but not a high school senior.
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