Saturday, January 29, 2011

Best of Luck to the Miss Vacationland Program Tonight!

Right now in Port Clinton eight area women are vying for the title Miss Vacationland, one of only a handful of local pageants in the country run by a former Miss America. Executive Director Jacqueline Mayer was the first to hold this title and with it went on to be named Miss Ohio 1962 and Miss America 1963. Mayer resurrected the pageant last year and Jacquelyn Nichols, a former Miss Ohio USA contestant, was crowned. Nichols will be joined onstage tonight by the reigning Miss Ohio, Becky Minger.

According to THIS article, the winner will receive a $1,500 scholarship in addition to entrance to Miss Ohio this summer. Miss Vacationland is a "closed" program, meaning the following participants have to live, work and/or attend school in Erie, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, Lucas, Wood, Wyandot, Huron, Lorain, Cuyahoga or Wayne counties.

The contestants:

Allison Goodwin
Education: Ohio University / Dietetics
Talent: jazz dance
Pageant Past: competed at Mansfield/NCO, MV/AAC/FT, CO, Clayland, NC; 1st RU at GC/CC; Miss North Royalton 2009 (non-MAO)

Alyssa Phillips
Education: Bowling Green State University / Apparel Merchandising
Platform: Ending Domestic Violence
Talent: jazz dance "My New Philosophy"
Pageant Past: Congeniality at Mansfield/NCO; 1st RU recently at Miss NWO; competed at Miss MV/AAC/FT
*She was 2nd RU at this pageant last season!

Christina Muha
Education: University of Toledo / Nursing
Platform: Heart to Heart: Be Smart
Talent: vocal "Don't Rain on my Parade"
Pageant Past: Has competed for a couple years.
* She competed at this pageant last season.

Elizabeth Adamescu
Education: Kent State University / Theatre & Dance
Talent: lyrical dance "Bluebird"
Pageant Past: none found
* She is the college roommate of a current local titleholder!

Heather Isbell
Education: New York Institute of Photography
Talent: vocal "My Immortal"
Pageant Past: none found
* She is the only "hometown girl."

Maria Minnick
Education: Owens College / Special Education
Talent: dance "Baby"
Platform: Think Ability before Disability
Pageant Past: competed at Miss MV/AAC/FT and for the past couple years
* She competed at this pageant last season.

Jessica Nelson
Education: University of Toledo / Biology & Pre-Vet
Talent: lyrical ballet en-point "Alice"
Platform: P.E.T.S.
Pageant Past: 4th RU at Miss NWO; competed at Miss MV/AAC/FT, 2nd RU at Miss GC/CC and 4th RU at North Coast
* She competed at this pageant last season.

Rachel Jones
Education: Baldwin-Wallace / Musical Theatre
Talent: vocal "Somebody Somewhere"
Pageant Past: Jr. Miss experience


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