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by KAREN HANNA | June 20, 2005
karenh@herald-mail.com If scholarship pageant contestant Emily Conrad had her way, little girls would understand that being a princess means more than just having a pretty face. True beauty radiates from within, said Conrad, who will compete this week with 21 other young women for the title of Miss Maryland. "When my grandmother was on her deathbed, my mother asked her if there was anything she would have done differently in her life, and she said the only thing she would have changed is she would have spent less time worrying about how she looked," Conrad said Sunday at a sign-in ceremony at Valley Mall.
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NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | March 24, 2005
marlob@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN - Maureen Grove was just 23 years old in 1993 when Ruth Llewellyn, then the executive director of Girls Inc., hired her to fill her shoes. On Wednesday, Grove choked back tears as she spoke of being at Llewellyn's bedside Tuesday night as the longtime champion of thousands of young Hagerstown girls passed away. Llewellyn was 78. "Girls Inc. is Ruth's legacy," Grove said. "I was so glad I got to say goodbye to her (Tuesday) night.
NEWS
January 15, 1997
The board of directors of Miss Washington County/Miss Western Maryland Scholarship Foundation is extending an invitation to young women between the ages of 18 (by September 1997) and 24 to compete in both pageants. Miss Washington County Scholarship Pageant will be Saturday, March 1, at 7 p.m. at Kepler Theater on the campus of Hagerstown Junior College, 11400 Robinwood Drive in Hagerstown. In order to compete in the pageant, a contestant must have been a resident of Washington County for at least one year prior to competition.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2013
1. Paintings and posies "Art in Bloom" features about 25 arrangements designed by garden clubs, students and organizations from across the region, in addition to works by two youth groups, that will interrupt art with flower arrangements. Event is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Free. Go to www.wcmfa.org . 2. Dancing for a cause Dance Like No One is Watching event will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at Women's Club ballroom, 31 S. Prospect St., Hagerstown.
NEWS
By MADGE MILES / 301-791-7647 | March 5, 2009
Young women gather for prayer luncheon The women of Zion Baptist Church held a prayer luncheon Feb. 28. Young women from area churches gave presentations describing the women who have influenced them and have a direct impact on their relationship with God. The young women gave thanks to their mothers, grandmothers, family members and women in American history. The church expressed its appreciation to the women for their openness and willingness to share their thoughts and lives with the community.
OPINION
February 18, 2013
Plenty of people have chuckled into their bran muffins over the Miss America “scholarship” pageants, and I confess to perhaps - not often, but on occasion - parlaying the label into a cheap laugh or two. But it is amazing how your mind can be changed when you have the chance to actually meet these young women in person, and are given a free dinner and a couple of gift bags full of swag. This situation began a couple of months ago when I received a text asking me if I'd care to help judge the Miss Washington County/Miss Western Maryland pageant this month.
NEWS
by KATE COLEMAN | June 27, 2002
katec@herald-mail.com Here they are ... the Miss Maryland hopefuls. Beginning tonight at 8 on the stage of The Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown, 26 young women will smile and sing, smile and dance, and smile in bathing suits, in evening gowns and during on-stage interviews. They will smile as they answer questions about community service projects they've adopted as their platforms on their journey to try to win the chance to represent the state of Maryland at the Miss America pageant in September in Atlantic City, N.J. Since the 67th annual Miss Maryland pageant week got underway this past Sunday, the contestants have kept a hectic schedule of appearances and rehearsals.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | November 20, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man was found guilty Wednesday of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in February of 2002 after she sneaked out of her parents' home and was walking along a rural road. Jurors found Jason Lee Caton, 23, guilty of two counts of second-degree sexual assault. Each charge carries a sentence of 10 to 20 years in prison. Sentencing was scheduled for Jan. 26. Caton, who was being held in Eastern Regional Jail without bail, did not testify and his attorneys did not call any witnesses.
ENTERTAINMENT
By TAYLOR ECKEL | taylor.eckel@herald-mail.com | June 17, 2011
Lindsay Staniszewski knows how it feels to be "different. " "In high school I was bullied verbally because I was different in the way I carried myself and because I didn't succumb to peer pressure," she said, "I know how it feels to be an outsider. " Now a senior at the University of Maryland, College Park, Staniszewski is anything but an outsider. Last June, she was named Miss Maryland during the annual scholarship pageant. On Saturday, June 25, she'll pass on the crown to another young lady during the Miss Maryland Pageant.
NEWS
April 19, 1997
By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A small but determined group of women at Wilson College took a mile walk around the campus Friday to protest advertising that promotes unrealistic images of the human body, an unattainable beauty standard and the expectation of perpetual youth. Called the Challenge Walk, the event took place on campuses around the country at noon Friday, said Diane Bradshaw, a Wilson College counselor. "It was a proactive event to promote body acceptance, to challenge negative media messages and to embrace physical diversity in our culture," Bradshaw said.
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