Friday, October 15, 2010

Best of Luck to the Miss Clayland Pageant!

Tomorrow night at the Claymont High School in Ulrichville a new Miss Clayland will be crowned! Clayland is the longest running Miss Ohio local and is known for strong scholarships and positive titleholder support. This year Heather Waterman [right] had the honor of being Miss Clayland. She is a vocalist and graduate of Wright State University. I believe she may have aged-out after her third trip to Miss Ohio; does anyone know?

According to the Times Reporter, former Miss Clayland Allie Krucek will co-emcee the pageant, which begins at 7 p.m. The contestants are:

Stephanie Beltz
Eduction: Graduate of Columbia University & Ohio University / Psychology
Talent: piano
Platform: Advocacy for the Elderly
Pageant Past: Academic Award at Miss Ohio 2010 as Miss Willard

Ashley Bowman
Education: Kent State University / Political Science
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Get Up Ge
t Out Get Going
Pageant Platform: Has competed the past couple years

Ellen Bryan
Education: Ball State University / Telecommunication
Talent: vocal
Platform: Promoting Lightning Awareness
Pageant Past: Top 5 at Miss Ohio as Miss Lake Festival 2008 and Miss Miami Valley 2009

Courtney Crain
Education: Indiana Wesleyan University / Business & Health Care Administration
Talent: vocal
Platform: Preventing Child Abuse
Pageant Past: Miss Ohio International 2010

Allison Goodwin
: Ohio University
Talent: lyrical dance
Platform: Prevention of Childhood Obesity
Pageant Past: 1st RU this season at Miss GC/CC

Brandi Herceg
Education: Graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville
Talent: tap dancePlatform: Love Your Heart Learn The Truth
Pageant Past: former Miss Ohio Valley

Sarah Hider
Education: Ohio University / Journalism
Talent: vocal
Platform: HIV / AIDS Awareness
MAO Experience: Ohio's Outstanding Teen 2008; Miss Ohio Community Service award as Miss North Coast 2009

Alyssa Waldman
Education: Otterbein College / Music
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Conquering Childhood Cancer Now!
Pageant Past: Non-semifinalist Talent award at Miss Ohio 2010 as Miss Northwestern Ohio; Talent winner recently at Miss Miami Valley

Most fans immediately think Ellen Bryan will take this crown, but there are five other ladies with experience and new contestants have surprised us at a couple other locals this season...! Who is your pick?


  1. Why is there a Miss Cleveland Pageant? We want to compete, but it isn't always a possibility because of the distance.

  2. I found that she graduated in 05 which would make her eighteen somewhere in 05. So in somewhere this year 2010 she should be 23 which would still make here eligible for the pageant yet???

  3. She's right on the cusp, which is why I'm not sure. It depends what her exact birth date is... The rules are a little confusing.


  4. Hey Abby!
    Just wanted to let you know the results:(in case you didn't have them yet)
    Winner Ellen, also won Community Service and interview Awards
    1st- Sarah Hider
    2nd Alyssa Waldman
    Sarah and Alyssa Tied for Talent

    Also Alyssa Hanson and Kristen Piasecki did not compete.

    -Alicia :D

  5. Heather is eligible to compete this season, but it will be her last year in the program. :)


  6. Alicia and Alyssa, thanks for the info! :)

    Lady Lady, I'm not sure I understand your question...

    There is a Miss Greater Cleveland pageant, which took place in July, in Broadview Heights. Go to and click on Local Preliminaries to see all the pageants in the Miss Ohio Scholarship system. They're spread across the state and throughout the year.

    If you're not specifically interested in the Miss Ohio/Miss America system, there are many other opportunities and I'm certain they're not too hard to find in the Cleveland area.



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