Saturday, September 1, 2007

Best of Luck to Miss Miami Valley Tonight!

Tonight in Dayton Sophia Davis [left] will crown a new Miss Miami Valley at the Montgomery County Fair starting at 7 p.m.! Sophia is a dancer attending Miami University who placed in the Top 10 as Miss Miami Valley in her second try at Miss Ohio.

Tonight the following eight young women will compete for Sophia's title:

Katie Camp has placed consistently in pageants over the past few years, but has yet to capture a crown. She is a tap dancer, often using the song/routine “Sandman.” She attends Wright State University; pageant sources have listed her major as Business Marketing, while her Facebook profile says Dance… take your pick. Katie’s platform is Mentoring Through the Arts. (This season: this is Katie's first pageant of the season.)

Jillian Dansko is a tap dancing pageant veteran. She is a graduate of John Carroll University who advocates Artisitic Involvement for the Disabled. At Miss Ohio this year she danced to “Ramalama Bang Bang” as Miss Greater Dayton; she was a Swimsuit preliminary winner as Miss North Coast and was in the Top 10 as Miss Buckeye State. (This season: this is Jillian's first pageant of the season.)

Alyssa Hanson is a Communication and Voice major at the University of Cincinnati. She is a vocalist who advocates Promoting a Positive Body Image for Young Women. Alyssa competed this summer at Miss Ohio as Miss Heart of Ohio; she sang "Think of Me" from Phantom of the Opera. (This season: Alyssa competed at Miss Lake Erie/ Northern Ohio.)

Kristen Ligouri studies Electronic Media at the University of Cincinnati. She is a vocalist who advocates Community Service: Give and Grow. Kristen competed in several pageants last year.
(This season: this is Kristen's first pageant of the season.)

Heather Linsday
competed this summer at Miss Ohio, as Miss Hamilton; she won a Swimsuit Preliminary award. She is a vocalist and sang "Stand up for Love" at Miss Ohio. Heather is a student at Sinclair Community College; her platform is the Big Brothers/ Big Sisters program. (This season: Heather won a Spirit Award at Miss Lake Erie/ Northern Ohio.)

Kristy Moneysmith is a vocalist who has twice competed at Miss West Central Ohio. She is a student at Wright State University; her platform is Mentoring Through Leadership.
(This season: Kristy was 3rd Runner-up and won a Spirit and Essay Award at Miss West Central Ohio.)

Kari Thomas seems to be new to the pageant system. I don’t have any record of her competing over the past few years and with such a common name I can’t find any definitive information about her.
(This season: this is Kari's first pageant of the season.)

Kelly Jo Zink is a student at Wittenberg College where she is majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and Dance. She is also a twirler, so I imagine she either twirled or danced for her Talent. Kelly's platform is the Ronald McDonald House.
(This season: Kelly was 2nd Runner-up at Miss West Central Ohio.)

I would like to attend this program tonight, but I'm not sure yet; it'll depend if my parents want to come with me. We've gone for the past few years, since I am a former Miss Miami Valley. We like to support E.D. Ronda Morris, who is one of the sweetest people in the system, and it's only $4 to get in... Not to mention the fact that unlike other pageants, my dad can wonder off and look at animals and such when he gets bored! :)


  1. Hi Abby,
    Kristy Moneysmith, from Union City, is a Freshman at Wright State University and her platform is Mentoring Through Leadership. I anticipate that she will do very well tonight.
    Nancy Mabrey
    Recruiter/Coach/Judges' Chair
    Miss West Central Ohio Scholarship Pageant

  2. Thanks Nancy,

    I had a hunch that old information was no longer correct.

    I still haven't heard from my parents, so it doesn't look like I'll be going tonight. :( I do like to drive, but I'm a bit timid since my accident and I'm still getting used to the increased amount of gas my new car guzzles! lol


  3. Hi Abby, I've enjoyed reading your pages, you are loaded with information, all very interesting. Just for the record - Kelly Jo Zink actually goes by Kelly Jo, not just Kelly. Not a big deal, but just thought I'd let you know.


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