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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.
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.
by KATE COLEMAN | June 27, 2002 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.
By TAYLOR ECKEL | | 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.
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.
by CANDICE BOSELY | November 20, 2003 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.
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.
March 18, 2000
Movies Opening this week "Here on Earth" (PG-13) - In the summer between high school and college, a wealthy prep student and a small-town girl fall in love for the first time. When the girl discovers she is terminally ill, the boy must make a choice between his heart and the future his father wants for him. Leelee Sobieski and Chris Klein play the star-crossed lovers. Miscellaneous Trooper Camp Washington County youths ages 12 to 15 are invited to a two-day camp sponsored by Western Maryland Troopers Association and conducted by Maryland State Police Thursday, July 27, and Friday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. The camp will be at Maryland State Police barracks on Sharpsburg Pike.
October 19, 2000
Y-ME hosts dinner for breast cancer survivors By JULIE E. GREENE / Staff Writer Every woman has heard it at some time. Advice from their doctor, teacher, family or friend to conduct monthly breast self-examinations so lumps are detected early. Gina Esposito used to check herself, but not faithfully. Then four years ago she found a lump. Esposito, 29, of Greencastle, Pa., had surgery and chemotherapy after she was diagnosed with malignant breast cancer and is today cancer-free.
By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI | October 3, 1999
Pro-life demonstrators took their message to the streets Sunday in a rally stretching along the Dual Highway. [cont. from front page ] About 500 people joined to form the eighth annual Hagerstown Life Chain, which started at the Ames Shopping Center parking lot and extended along the highway to Hagerstown Church of God. The rally was not meant to condemn women who have abortions, said Rob Smith of Hagerstown, co-coordinator of the rally. "If there are young women out there facing tough decisions, we want to let them know we are here to support them," he said.
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