This is her first title in the Miss Ohio system; she proves the adage “third time’s a charm” as she competed in the past two locals (Miss Central Ohio and Miss Greater Dayton) and I believe they were her first two locals. Heather also won awards for Outstanding Talent, Onstage Question, Evening Gown and Swimsuit.
[Above left to right: 4th RU Melissa Davish, 2nd RU Alyssa Hanson, Miss Hamilton 2007 Heather Lindsay, 1st RU Katie Camp and Miss Hamilton 2006 Nicole Masters.]
The photos above are from Miss Ohio photographer Paul Krajnyak; special thanks to him for posting them and all the results on his new website Miss Ohio News, check it out for more post-pageant photos and a link to competition photos.
The First Runner-up was pageant veteran Katie Camp. This 20 year old is a tap dancer, usually performing to “Sandman.” She attends Wright State University; the Miss Hamilton website lists her major as Business Marketing, while her Facebook profile says Dance… take your pick. Katie’s platform is Mentoring Through the Arts and she is a Jr. Member of Dance Masters of America.
The 2nd Runner-up was 18 year old Alyssa Hanson. She is a vocalist attending Oakwood High School who advocates Embracing Identity through Personal Achievement. She is involved in Oakwood Giving, Project Support and Muse Machine. Alyssa has made a splash in the Miss Ohio system, placing in most of the first few preliminaries she’s competed in.
The 3rd Runner-up was Kelly Sirk. Kelly, originally from Cincinnati, is a Resident Assistant at Northern Kentucky University where she is studying Public Relations. She is also a member of several honors societies. Her platform is Homelessness Awareness: Breaking Down Stereotypes; for the talent competition this 21 year old performed “Scuba Lessons” a comedic monologue. Kelly was also awarded the coveted Miss Congeniality Award.
The 4th Runner-up was 19 year old Melissa Davish. She’s a Business major at Bowling Green State University (Go Falcons!) where she is on the Dean’s List. She performed a gymnastics routine to “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend;” Melissa’s platform is Raising a Health Conscience Generation. In addition to being a runner-up, Melissa won the Outstanding Interview Award.
The People’s Choice Award went to Rachael Yokers. She is a 17 year old attending Hamilton High School with hopes of pursuing Music Education and Performance in college. Rachel is well on her way as she is the Principal Chair of the Great Miami Youth Symphony Orchestra. She played the flute for the talent competition and her platform is No Artist Left Behind: Keep the Arts in Education.
The headshots above were taken by Nick Graham Photography, the official Miss Hamilton Photographer; all information came from the Miss Hamilton website.