Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Miss Portsmouth and Miss Scioto Valley in Review

Saturday night in Portsmouth two tappers danced away with the titles Miss Scioto Valley and Miss Portsmouth. Miss Ohio (and former Miss Scioto Valley) Roberta Camp was on hand as outgoing Miss Portsmouth and Top 10 Semifinalist at Miss Ohio, Christie Youssef, crowned Katie Camp. Karissa Martin, the outgoing Miss Scioto Valley, Second Runner-up to Miss Ohio and reigning Miss Clayland, crowned Megan Wombacker.

Originally from Newark, Katie Camp studies Business Marketing at Wright State University and is a member of Alpha Xi Delta. She often performs the tap routine “Sandman” and she advocates Mentoring Through the Arts. Katie has placed consistently in past pageants, specifically this season she was First Runner-up at Miss Miami Valley. With the title Miss Portsmouth she will be competing at Miss Ohio for the first time.

The new Miss Scioto Valley, Megan Wombacker is also headed to Mansfield for a first time, after persevering through four previous local pageants this season. She is an Accounting major and Marketing and Management minor at Kent State University. A native of Hermitage Pennsylvania, she performs a tap routine to the pop song "Black Horse and a Cherry Tree" and her platform is “Giving Voice to Vision.” Be sure to check out Megan's Blog for a great account of the winning moment.

Katie and Megan have competed tirelessly at locals and I am so excited to finally see both of them heading to Miss Ohio!

First Runner-up Emily Cousino is a vocalist who advocates Heart Start Education. She studies Art Therapy and Business and Computer Systems at Lourdes College. This year at Miss Ohio as Miss Mansfield she won the Non-finalist Interview award.

The Second Runner-up, Ashley Hartman, is a lyrical dancer who studies Communication at the University of Akron. She advocates Internet Safety, so of course she has a website, click here to check it out!

The non-finalists were Melissa Nicole Stevens, Adriane Eastman, Ceci Purtee, Amber Bussa and Carrie Lewis.

[Above left to right: Teen Runner-up Amber Miller, Ohio's Outstanding Teen Ashley Miller, Portsmouth's Teen Kara Beth Wagner, Scioto Valley's Teen Kari Boles, Miss Scioto Valley 2006 Karissa Martin, Miss Scioto Valley 2007 Megan Wombacker, Miss Portsmouth 2006 Christie Youssef, Miss Portsmouth 2007 Katie Camp, 1st Runner-up Emily Cousina and 2nd Runner-up Ashley Hartman.]

Ashley Miller, Miss Portsmouth’s Outstanding Teen went on to become Miss Ohio’s Outstanding Teen and represent the state at Miss America’s Outstanding Teen in Orlando. She crowned not only one, but two new teens Saturday night. Kara Beth Wagner is Miss Portsmouth’s new Outstanding Teen and Kari Boles was crowned Miss Scioto Valley’s Outstanding Teen. Amber Miller (Ashley’s sister) was named First Runner-up.

The remaining Teen contestants were Hannah Pack, Megan Willis, Emilee Lowe and Shelby Willis.

Several former titleholders attended to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the pageant!

[Pageant photos from Paul; scroll below for more.]

1 comment:

  1. Abby,

    Thanks for all of the "Free" advertising/promotion of our program on your blog. Your coverage has been wonderful and all of us in Portsmouth truly appreciate the kind gesture.

    Greg Davis


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