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June 30, 2012
Morgan Breeden was crowned Miss West Virginia Outstanding Teen on Friday night at the Morgantown Event Center at Waterfront Place. Breeden, who was Miss Shenandoah Outstanding Teen, played the piano during the talent portion of the event. Her platform was “Bullies Beware: I Have a Lion in My Heart! Building You Up So a Bully Can't Tear You Down.” Breeden was second runner-up in the pageant in 2011 as Miss Jefferson County Outstanding Teen. Miss North Eastern Outstanding Teen Julianne Brown was named third runner-up Friday night, and Miss Berkeley County Outstanding Teen Emily Matlock was fourth runner-up.
NEWS
June 20, 1997
CLARKSBURG, W. Va. - Jodi Clark, Miss Harrison County, and Eisa Krushansky, Miss North Central, were preliminary winners in the Miss West Virginia Scholarship Pageant Thursday night. Clark won in the talent competition while Krushansky, who placed in the top five last year, won the swimsuit and evening wear competition. Tonight, Traci Staley, Miss Berkeley County and last year's second-place finisher, competes in the swimsuit and evening wear contest and Megan McKenery, Miss Jefferson County, competes in the talent competition.
NEWS
July 10, 2011
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.
NEWS
January 14, 2012
Miss Maryland Carlie Colella of Hagerstown and Miss West Virginia Spenser Wempe of Shepherdstown, W.Va., will return home Sunday from the Miss America Pageant with memories of being one of 53 contestants on a nationally televised program, a list of new friends and stories to one day tell their grandchildren. However, neither will come home with the crown during the show's live broadcast Saturday on ABC. Neither Colella nor Wempe were named to the top 15 of the 53 contestants who represented all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | January 31, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - Tiffany Lawrence is not about to cry the blues for not winning the 2007 Miss America Pageant Monday night is Las Vegas. In fact, Lawrence was recalling Tuesday how, in the moments following the announcement of the top 10 contestants, she was coaxing the rest of the contestants to shake off the bad news and keep going. When the top 10 contestants were announced, the rest of the women, including Lawrence, were directed backstage to change their outfits, Lawrence said.
NEWS
October 28, 2002
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Allison Williams, 21, of Morgantown, W.Va., was crowned Miss Mountain State and Julia Burton, 20, of Morgantown, was crowned Miss Eastern Panhandle Saturday night at the Apollo Civic Theatre. Eleven contestants competed for the titles. Williams is a graduate of Jefferson High School in Charles Town, W.Va. For winning the title of Miss Mountain State, Williams received a $500 scholarship and the chance to participate in the Miss West Virginia Scholarship Pageant in June in Clarksburg, W.Va.
NEWS
August 17, 1998
By KERRY LYNN FRALEY / Staff Writer photo: MIKE CRUPI / staff photographer [ enalrge ] MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - West Virginia may not be a powerhouse state - like Texas or Alabama- when it comes to donors bankrolling its Miss America contestant to help wow the judges. But you don't need expensive clothes or an elaborate send-off party to win the coveted crown, claims Martinsburg resident and former Miss West Virginia Candy Reid. That's something Reid said she stresses in helping Miss West Virginias prepare for the Miss America pageant, which can be intimidating to someone without the backing of Miss Texas or Miss Alabama.
NEWS
October 24, 2002
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Miss Eastern Panhandle and Miss Mountain State Scholarship Pageants will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Apollo Civic Theatre in Martinsburg. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $8 per person and all proceeds benefit the scholarship fund. Miss West Virginia Janna Kerns will host the pageant and perform throughout the evening. Local dancers will be featured throughout the show and with contestants. The opening number is "Get This Party Started" by Pink and will feature the dancers, Miss West Virginia, reigning Miss Mountain State Jessica Stroech and the contestants.
LIFESTYLE
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | February 16, 2012
Just like fashions have changed over the years, scholarship pageants have come a long way since elbow-length white gloves and crinoline skirts. Today's modern contestants are college-minded women who plan to apply the scholarship money that comes with winning the title to pay for college. Just like contestants who will participate in the Miss Berkeley County/Miss North Eastern Scholarship Pageant at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Apollo Civic Theatre, 128  E. Martin St., Martinsburg, W.Va.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | June 21, 2006
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Yes, Tiffany Lawrence knows she's on her way to the Miss America competition. But there's other work to do, too. After all, she wants to make sure there are enough precinct workers in Shepherdstown for the November general election. Huh? Despite the hoopla over Lawrence being crowned Miss West Virginia Saturday night in Morgantown, W.Va., it hasn't diverted her attention from other interests. Lawrence loves politics and in the recent May primary election, the 23-year-old Shepherdstown woman was elected to the Jefferson County Democratic Executive Committee.
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June 30, 2012
Morgan Breeden was crowned Miss West Virginia Outstanding Teen on Friday night at the Morgantown Event Center at Waterfront Place. Breeden, who was Miss Shenandoah Outstanding Teen, played the piano during the talent portion of the event. Her platform was “Bullies Beware: I Have a Lion in My Heart! Building You Up So a Bully Can't Tear You Down.” Breeden was second runner-up in the pageant in 2011 as Miss Jefferson County Outstanding Teen. Miss North Eastern Outstanding Teen Julianne Brown was named third runner-up Friday night, and Miss Berkeley County Outstanding Teen Emily Matlock was fourth runner-up.
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By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | February 16, 2012
Just like fashions have changed over the years, scholarship pageants have come a long way since elbow-length white gloves and crinoline skirts. Today's modern contestants are college-minded women who plan to apply the scholarship money that comes with winning the title to pay for college. Just like contestants who will participate in the Miss Berkeley County/Miss North Eastern Scholarship Pageant at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Apollo Civic Theatre, 128  E. Martin St., Martinsburg, W.Va.
NEWS
January 14, 2012
Miss Maryland Carlie Colella of Hagerstown and Miss West Virginia Spenser Wempe of Shepherdstown, W.Va., will return home Sunday from the Miss America Pageant with memories of being one of 53 contestants on a nationally televised program, a list of new friends and stories to one day tell their grandchildren. However, neither will come home with the crown during the show's live broadcast Saturday on ABC. Neither Colella nor Wempe were named to the top 15 of the 53 contestants who represented all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | October 15, 2011
Julie Brown sat on the curb at the corner of Martin and Queen streets Saturday afternoon, camera at the ready. She was waiting for the Martinsburg High School Marching Band to pass the corner during the 32nd edition of the Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival parade, which featured more than 180 units. As Rachel Brown, a 15-year-old saxophonist in the band, made the turn with the band, Julie stood up, leaned forward and snapped a photo that was sure to be a candidate for the Brown family album.
NEWS
July 10, 2011
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.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com | July 9, 2011
The Miss West Virginia scholarship pageant title has returned to the Eastern Panhandle after a five-year hiatus. Spenser Wempe, 18, Miss North Eastern, was crowned Friday night at the pageant, which was held at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Wempe, who grew up in Shepherdstown and Charles Town, W.Va., will represent West Virginia at the Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas in January. "It hasn't really sunk in yet," Wempe said Saturday after she returned to Martinsburg, where she currently lives.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | February 25, 2007
MARTINSBURG, W.VA. - The two runners-up from last weekend's Miss Jefferson County scholarship pageant came away with the crowns Saturday night at The Apollo Civic Theatre, winning a chance to compete for Miss West Virginia in June in Morgantown, W.Va. - and possibly Miss America. Amber Miller, 20, of Falling Waters, W.Va., was crowned Miss Berkeley County. She is the daughter of William and Angela Miller, and is a junior at Shepherd University. She performed a hip-hop dance to Will Smith's "Wild Wild West.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
by TIFFANY ARNOLD | February 16, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Eleven Miss Jefferson County hopefuls will compete Saturday for thousands of dollars in scholarship money and a chance at the Miss West Virginia crown. The Miss Jefferson County pageant is scheduled for Saturday evening at the Wright Denny Intermediate School in Charles Town. The winner will advance to the Miss West Virginia Scholarship Pageant in June. The winner of the Miss West Virginia pageant will represent the state in the Miss America Pageant in January 2008.
NEWS
by DAVE McMILLION | January 31, 2007
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - Tiffany Lawrence is not about to cry the blues for not winning the 2007 Miss America Pageant Monday night is Las Vegas. In fact, Lawrence was recalling Tuesday how, in the moments following the announcement of the top 10 contestants, she was coaxing the rest of the contestants to shake off the bad news and keep going. When the top 10 contestants were announced, the rest of the women, including Lawrence, were directed backstage to change their outfits, Lawrence said.
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