Friday, October 30, 2009

Best of Luck to the Miss Maumee Valley, All*American City and Fallen Timbers Program!

The lovely 08 - 09 titleholders were,
from left to right in the photo above:

Katie Bowen, Miss All*American City, a Science major at Ohio Northern. Katie plays the flute and has already secured her second local crown; she'll return to Miss Ohio as Miss West Central Ohio.

Shannon O'Neill, Miss Maumee Valley, is once again Katie's sister titleholder, having been crowned Miss Lima Square Fair the same night! Shannon was a Top 10 state finalist as Miss MV and in the Top 11 in 08 at Miss WCO. She is a vocalist who studies Communications at Fordham University.

Becky Minger, Miss Fallen Timbers, will not be giving up her title. Rather, she is competing to be Miss All*American City, having already been the First Runner-up to Miss Ohio as both Miss MV and FT. See her info below with the other contestants.

Miss Contestants:

Nicole Iezzi-Blessing

Education: Wright State / Pre-Med & Psychology
Talent: classical vocal
Platform: American's with Disabilities
Pageant Past: Recently 1st RU at Portsmouth; Ohio Junior Miss runner-up.

Sherry El Sakr

Education: Graduate of Cleveland State University / Biology
Talent: Piano
Platform: Heart 101: Promoting Heart Healthy Lifestyles in Our
Pageant Past: Recently 2nd RU at Clayland.

Ashley Rae Bowman

Education: Kent State University / Political Science
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Celebrate the Character in You
Pageant Past: Competed recently at Portsmouth and Clayland.

Haripriya 'Priya' Sharma

Education: Cleveland State / Pre-Med?
Pageant Past:

Christina Muha

University of Toledo
Pageant Past:
Competed in a few locals.

Brandi Herceg

Education: Franciscan University / Early Childhood Education
Talent: Dance or vocal
Platform: Healthy Hearts are Happy Hearts
Pageant Past: Competed at Miss Ohio in '08 as Miss Ohio Valley.

Marisa Buchheit

Education: Cleveland Institute of Music / Vocal Performance
Talent: vocal
Pageant Past:
Nonfinalist Talent award at Miss Illinios '09 as West Cook County and finalist at Miss Illinois Teen USA and Illinois Junior Miss.

Maria Minnick

Education: University of Toledo
Talent: Dance
Platform: Getting Youth Involved within the 4-H
Pageant Past:
Third year local contestant.

Melissa Stevens

Education: Owens College / Music & Spanish
Pageant Past:
Possibly competed in Miss Portsmouth/SV in n'07

Kristen Piasecki

Education: Baldwin-Wallace / Education
Pageant Past: Recently competed in Miss Portsmouth; reigning Miss Teen Cleveland '09 (part of Cities of America National Pageant).

Whitney Fricke

Education: Saint Mary's College / Theatre & Communication
Talent: vocal
Platform: Loving yourself
from the inside out: educating young girls on true beauty
Pageant Past: Competed at Miss Ohio '09 as Cuyahoga County.

Emily Pheils

Education: Bowling Green/Pop Culture & Marketing
Talent: vocal
Platform: Dove Campaign for Real Beauty
Pageant Past: Competed at Miss Ohio '09 as Bay Village.

Jessica Nelson

Education: University of Toledo / Veterinary & Biology
Talent: vocal
Platform: Promoting Pet Health and Safety
Pageant Past: Second year local competitor.

Courtney Monk

Education: Anderson University/ Music Education
Talent: vocal
Platform: Importance of Music in Education
Pageant Past: Recent 3rd RU to West Central Ohio and 2nd RU at GC/CC. Competed at Miss Ohio '09 as Buckeye State.

Katie Ulrich

Education: Rhodes State
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Financial Education for Young Adults
Pageant Past: 2nd RU at Miss West Central Ohio '09.

Becky Minger

Education: Bowling Green/Communications
Talent: vocal
Platform: Building self-esteem through Discovering Y.O.U.
Pageant Past: 1st RU to Miss Ohio in '06 as Greater Dayton, competed in '07 as Northwestern Ohio, 1st RU in '08 as Maumee Valley, 1st RU & SS winner in '09 as Fallen Timbers. Top 10 at National Sweetheart in '08 and '09.

Kristy Moneysmith

Education: Ball State University / Speech pathology & Audiology
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Mentoring Through Leadership and Role Modeling
Pageant Past: 1st RU recently at Lima Square Fair and Clayland. She has competed at Miss Ohio as Mohican Valley 2009 and Chillicothe 2008.

Teen Contestants:

The 08 - 09 Teens were, left to right: All*American City's Teen, Sophie Carter; Fallen Timbers Teen, Sarah Eash and Maumee Valley's Teen, Emily Werling.

Emily, a vocalist and breast cancer awareness advocate, was recently crowned Miss Scioto Valley's Teen. Sarah and Sophie will compete to swap titles.

Bethany McQuillan

No information found.

Chelsi Howman

Education: Crestview High School
Talent: Dance
Platform: Stop Bullying Now
Pageant Past: Competed at both MOOT and Ohio Teen USA

Kristin Fennig

No information available.

Sarah Eash

Talent: Dance
Platform: Get Up! Get Involved! Give Back to your Community!
Pageant Past: Competed at MOOT 2009 as Fallen Timbers Teen

Sophie Carter

Education: Perrysburg High School
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Cancer Awareness
Pageant Past: 1st RU to Ohio's OT in 2009 as All*American City's Teen

Mackenzie Denner*

Education: Emanuel Christian High School
Talent: Piano
Platform: Feed Your Neighbor: Local Hunger
Pageant Past: 4th RU to Monroe County's 2009 Teen

* A google search found several athletic records for a Mackenzie Denner at Emanuel Christian in Toledo, as well as placement in Michigan's Monroe County pageant. It's possible there are two girls with the same name, but given the fact Toledo and her hometown of Temperance, Michigan are merely five miles apart, I'm betting she crosses the boarder to go to school thus, has the benefit of competing in both states!


As always, comment or email with updates and corrections. Best of luck to everyone! Please text me or comment with the results asap! Finally, huge thanks to Wageners for trusting me with their contestant list and giving me time to prepare this blog entry; I hope other EDs will do the same in the future!

1 comment:

  1. WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW this is going to be an AWESOME pageant - wish I could go!


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