Saturday, December 5, 2009

Best of Luck to Miss Mansfield, Miss North Central Ohio and Mansfield's Teen Pageant Tonight!

Tonight at the Mansfield Senior High auditorium, the last three crowns of 2009 will be given, Miss Mansfield, Miss North Central Ohio and Mansfield's Outstanding Teen! Miss Mansfield 2009, Nanciann Strosnider, Miss Ohio 2007, Roberta Camp, Miss Ohio's Outstanding Teen 2009, Veronica Wende and Miss Mansfield 2007, Emily Cousino, will all take the stage during the "I Believe" themed program. The preshow begins at 6:30 p.m.; be sure to take extra cash for the silent auction and program books. For more information, check out Miss Mansfield's unbeatable WEBSITE; you can now follow them on Twitter too!

The outgoing Miss Mansfield is the fabulous Nanciann Strosnider. I can tell you from experience, Nanciann is a riot backstage; people who only see her poise and polish onstage don't realize what a fun personality she also has. She's a vocalist who earned her undergrad at Elon University in Journalism and Musical Theatre. Nanciann is now taking graduate classes online in Broadcast Meteorology through Mississippi State University. Miss Mansfield was her fifth trip to Miss Ohio; she placed 2nd Runner-up. In 2008 she made the Top 10 as Miss Northern Ohio, in '07 as Miss Lake Erie she was 4th Runner-up. In 2006 as Miss Portsmouth she was in the Top 10 and was 4th Runner-up her first try, as Miss South Central in 2005! There were some Talent awards in there somewhere, too; suffice it to say, she is a fierce competitor. Her biography says Miss Mansfield was her final attempt at Miss Ohio. If that is indeed true, she will be missed and likely go on many fans "coulda, woulda, shoulda been Miss Ohio" list.

The following women will compete for Nanciann's crown and the new title, Miss North Central Ohio, in this order:

Emily Pheils
is no longer competing.

Alyssa Phillips

Education: Bowling Green State University / Fashion Merchandising
Talent: Sign Language / Vocal?
Platform: A "Sign" of the times
Pageant Past: 2nd RU recently at both Vacationland and Northwestern Ohio.

Lauren Talaga

Education: University Of Utah / Biology & Pre-Med
Talent: Flute
Platform: Promoting Literacy Where We Live
Pageant Past:

Heather Wells

Education: Kent State University / Broadcast Journalist & Mass Communication
Talent: Dance / Lyrical or jazz
Platform: "Groomed 4 Success" raising 4-H awareness among youth
Pageant Past: Swimsuit winner this season at North Coast; Top 10 at Miss Ohio '09 as Ohio River and competed in '08 as Maple City; former Top 5 at Miss Ohio Teen USA.

Amber Bussa

Education: Ohio State University / Nutrition
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Get Into Gear To Volunteer
Pageant Past: Non-semifinalist Talent award at Miss Ohio '09 as Portsmouth.

Jade Davis

Education: Pioneer Career and Technology Center / Nursing
Talent: Dance
Platform Issue: Helping Underprivileged Children
Pageant Past:

Mary Cousino

Education: Mercy College Of Northwest Ohio / Nursing
Talent: Piano
Platform: Heart Start Education
Pageant Past:

Sasha Eby

Education: Muskingum College/ Neuroscience
Talent: Vocal
Platform: "Worth The Wait" Promoting Abstinence To Today's Teens
Pageant Past: Top 10 at Miss Ohio as Miss North Coast; recently competed at Portsmouth.

Marisa Buchheit

Education: Cleveland Institute of Music / Vocal Performance
Talent: Classical Vocal
Platform: Reaching Out With Music
Pageant Past: Non-finalist Talent award at Miss Illinois '09 as West Cook County and finalist at Miss Illinois Teen USA and Illinois Junior Miss.

Christina Muha

Education: University of Toledo / Nursing
Talent: French Horn
Platform: Heart To Heart: Be Smart
Pageant Past: Has competed in a few locals.

Jessica Nelson

Education: University of Toledo / Veterinary & Biology
Talent: Dance
Platform: "P.E.T.S." Promoting Education, Training & Safety
Pageant Past: 3rd RU recently at Miss Northwestern Ohio; second year local contestant.

Brandi Herceg

Education: Franciscan University of Stubenville / Early Childhood Education
Talent: Dance
Platform: "Learn The Truth": Heart Disease Awareness & Education
Pageant Past: Competed at Miss Ohio in '08 as Miss Ohio Valley.

Haripriya 'Priya' Sharma

Education: Cleveland State / Health Sciences
Talent: Dance
Platform: Promoting Cancer Research & Awareness
Pageant Past: Talent winner at Vacationland and competed recently at MV/AAC/FT

Melissa Stevens

Education: Owens Community College / Math, Science & Spanish
Talent: Vocal
Platform: "Food For Thought" - Curing Local Hunger
Pageant Past: competed at MV/AAC/FT.

Katie Camp

Education: Wright State University / Business Marketing
Talent: Tap Dance
Platform: Choose Children: Volunteer!
Pageant Past: Top 10 and Swimsuit winner at Miss Ohio '09 as Miami Valley and Top 11 at Miss Ohio '08 as Portsmouth.


The following five women will compete to be Miss Mansfield's Outstanding Teen, in this order:

Kirsten Fennig

Education: Celina High School / 11th Grade
Talent: Piano
Platform: The Importance Of The Adam Walsh Act
Pageant Past: Second year local MOOT competitor.

Amanda Sabourin

Education: Ontario High School / 11th Grade
Platform: Feeding The Hungry

Chelsi Howman

Education: Crestview High School / 11th Grade
Talent: Dance
Platform: Stop Bullying Now: Take A Stand! Lend A Hand!
Pageant Past: Competed at both MOOT and Ohio Teen USA.

Courtney Fraley

Ontario High School / 11th Grade
Platform: Make Life Your Natural High

Alexandra Bernowski

Education: Canal Winchester Middle School / 8th Grade
Platform: Family Mealtime: Reconnecting
Pageant Past: Competed in National American Miss.


A Little Snowflake competition will take place in the afternoon. Best of luck to everyone! As always, please send me updates and corrections.

On a personal note, I am currently in Ohio and was hoping to attend this pageant. However, my guy broke his ankle Thursday night playing basketball. I'll likely opt to keep him out of more trouble instead! Please send healing thoughts his way.

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