Monday, June 29, 2009

Saturday Night's Miss State Winners - Part 1

The following women were crowned on June 27th; they are in no particular order. Click on names and talents in blue for videos and links.

Miss Indiana
Nicole Pollard

Education: Indiana University / Music Education
Vocal "And This Is My Beloved"
Platform: Me, Myself and E.D. — The Awareness and Prevention of Eating Disorders
Pageant Past: Top 10 in '05, 1st RU in '07 & '08
Preliminary Talent

Miss Virginia
aressa Cameron

Education: Virginia Commonwealth University / Broadcast Journalism
Vocal "Listen"
Platform: Real Talk: AIDS in America
Pageant Past: 2nd RU in '06 and 4th RU to National Sweetheart in '06, 2nd RU in '07, 1st RU in '08
Preliminary Talent
* This picture does not do her justice; she's super cute with her hair down.

Miss Vermont
Laura Hall

Assumption College / Organizational Communication
Talent: Jazz dance "Almost like being in love"
Platform: Youth Empowerment
Pageant Past:
Community Service

Miss Maryland
Brooke Poklemba

Education: Rhodes College
Talent: Vocal "Broken Wing"
Platform: Autism Awareness
Pageant Past: competed in TN in '08
Preliminary and Overall Talent

Miss New York
Alyse Zwick

SUNY School of Professional Studies
Talent: Ballet en Point
Platform: Honoring Our War Heros: Keeping Their History Alive For Youth
Pageant Past: 1st RU in '08
Preliminary Swimsuit

Miss Pennsylvania
Shannon Doyle

Education: Villanova University / Jefferson Medical College
Talent: Tap dance "Happy Feet"
Platform: Home Away from Home: Enriching the Lives of Hospitalized Children
Pageant Past: Top 10 in '05, 3rd RU in '06, 1st RU in '07 & '08
Awards: none

Miss California
Kristen Cavinder

Education: University of Southern California / Neuroscience & Pre-Med
Talent: Ballet en Point
Growing Exceptional Ladies
Pageant Past: 3rd RU in '08
Awards: Preliminary Evening Wear

As always, I got these photos and information from a wide variety of online sources; please leave additions and corrections as comments. Thank you.

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