Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The 2009 Holiday Halftime Show - Part 1

Miss Portsmouth
Anna Reis

Age: 19
Crowned: October 3, 2009
Education: University of Cincinnati / Marketing & International Business
Talent: Clogging
Platform: Girl Scouts of America
Local Awards: None given
MAO Experience: First year state contestant.

Miss Miami Valley
Ellen Bryan

Crowned: September 5, 2009
Age: 21
Education: Ball State University / Telecommunications
Talent: vocal
Platform: "When the Thunder Roars, Go Indoors"
Local Awards: Interview & Talent
MAO Experience: 4th RU at Miss Ohio '09 as Miss Lake Festival.

Miss Lima Square Fair
Crowned: August 8, 2009
Age: 21
Education: Fordham University / Communication & Middle East Studies
Talent: vocal
Platform: T.O.N.E. our Children: teaching about obesity, nutrition & exercise
Local Awards: Interview & Talent
MAO Experience: Top 11 at Miss Ohio in '08 as Miss WCO and Top 10 in '09 as Miss Maumee Valley.

Miss West Central Ohio
Katie Bowen

Crowned: August 8, 2009
Age: 21
Education: Ohio Northern University / Clinical Laboratory Science
Talent: flute (played "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" at her local)
Platform: Special Olympics
Local Awards: Interview
MAO Experience: Competed at Miss Ohio in '09 as Miss All*American City.

Miss North Coast
Sarah Hider

Crowned: August 1, 2009
Education: Ohio University / Journalism
Talent: vocal
Platform: HIV / AIDS Awareness
Local Awards: None
MAO Experience: Ohio's Outstanding Teen 2008; first time state Miss contestant.

Miss Greater Cleveland

Age: 21
Crowned: July 25, 2009
Baldwin-Wallace College / PR & Marketing
Talent: Dance
Platform: FCCLA: Family, Career, Community Leaders of America
Local Awards: Interview, Gown & Swimsuit
MAO Experience: Won the CMN award last year as Miss Heart of Ohio.

Miss Cuyahoga County
Meggie Whitman

: July 25, 2009
Age: 20
Education: Kent State University / Musical Theatre
Talent: vocal (sang "Popular" at her local)
Platform: Make-A-Wish Foundation
Local Awards: Talent & Congeniality
MAO Experience: First year state contestant.

Miss Lake Festival
Kayla Hellworth

Crowned: July 20, 2009
Age: 19
Education: Ohio State University / Business Administration
Talent: vocal (sang “Gira con Me” at her local)
Platform: Help Sustain Life, the American Red Cross
Local Awards: Talent & Interview
MAO Experience: First year state contestant.

Leave comments with corrections and email me updated photos. Kudo's to Cayla and the ladies of MMV/AAC/FT for fun crown photos, which I find so much better than the same old pageant pose!

Spring Locals:

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010: Miss Maple City
Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010: Miss Central Ohio
Friday & Saturday, Mar. 5 & 6, 2010: Miss Muskingum Valley
Friday. Mar. 19, 2010: Miss Greater Butler County
Saturday, Mar. 27, 2010: Miss Ohio Sweeps - Miss Buckeye State, Miss Heart of Ohio & Miss Americana
Sunday, Mar. 28, 2010: Miss Ohio Sweeps - Miss Mohican Valley, Miss Ohio River & Miss Capital City


  1. Cayla Hellwarth - age 19

  2. Hey Abby. Just so you know my platform is the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Also I don't know if you were counting Miss Congeniality as an "award" but I received that as well. Thanks so much for everything you do with keeping us all up to date! :-)

    Meggie Wittman


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