Friday, November 13, 2009

Best of Luck to the Miss Northwestern Ohio Program

Tomorrow night at the Defiance Community Auditorium Heather Waterman will crown a new Miss Northwestern Ohio! The pageant begins at 7:30 p.m.

As Miss Northwestern, this Wright State University grad won a preliminary award at Miss Ohio for her stellar swimsuit presentation. Heather, a vocalist, has already secured her third trip back to Mansfield as Miss Clayland.

Heather was the fourth Mercer County woman in five years to hold the Miss NWO title. Only one contestant has the ability to keep the Mercer County streak alive; however, all the contestants are from the Northwest area, despite this long time "closed" pageant now being open to whole state. They are:

Alyssa Waldman
Education: Defiance College
Talent: vocal
Platform: Encouraging healthy self-esteem among women of all ages
Pageant Past: 2nd RU and Talent winner at this pageant last year.

Lluvia Martinez

Education: Hicksville High School
Pageant Past: 1st RU at Miss Hicksville (non-MAO)

Macy Weatherhead

Education: Hicksville High School
Pageant Past: Reigning Miss Hicksville (non-MAO)

Halie Gonwick

Education: University of St. Francis / Nursing
Platform:Pageant Past:
Competed in this pageant last year.

Haley Piper

No information available.

Christina Drake

Education: Defiance College / Education
Platform: Possibly Rock for Autism
Pageant Past:
Competed in this pageant last year.

Kelsey Buettner

Education: Delphos St. Johns High School
Talent: likely baton
Pageant Past: 1st RU at Delphos Canal Days (non-MAO)

Samantha Hartings

Education: Coldwater High School
Talent: dance
Platform: Child Literacy Awareness
Pageant Past: Recently competed at Miss Clayland and Miss Ohio Teen USA last year.

Jessica Nelson

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

Katie Ulrich unfortunately had to withdrawal because of a funeral.

Alyssa Phillips

Education: Bowling Green State University / Fashion Merchandising
Pageant Past: None found, but super cute modeling shots!

Emily Pheils

Education: Bowling Green State University /Pop Culture & Marketing
Talent: vocal
Platform: Dove Campaign for Real Beauty
Pageant Past: Recent 1st RU at Miss MV/AAC/FT; competed at Miss Ohio '09 as Bay Village.

CLICK HERE for the competition order.

You know the drill, email me or comment with updated contestant information or headshots. Best of luck to all the ladies!


  1. Katie Ulrich is not competing this weekend due to a funeral. The girls were asked to sign a sympathy card for her at rehearsal tonight. I do not know the details but our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family, Katie.

  2. Tara Burley Miss Hicksville Pageant DirectorNovember 14, 2009 at 2:31:00 PM EST

    Macy Weatherhead is the reigning Miss Hicksville 2009

  3. Thanks for the info ladies!

    I found a picture of Macy with a crown, so I figured, but I couldn't find anything in writing... :(



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