Friday, February 18, 2011

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: Miss Greater Butler County & Teen!

If you are a Teen or Miss contestant who lives, works or attends school in Butler, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Greene, Hamilton, Madison, Miami, Montgomery, Preble or Warren Counties, you have until Tuesday March 1st to apply for the Miss Greater Butler County Scholarship Program! The pageant will take place at Bogan Elementary in Oxford on Saturday March 19th.

Last year Miss Greater Butler County, Nanciann Strosnider was 4th Runner-up at Miss Ohio; in 2009 Rachel Zoz received a Non-Finalist Talent award as Miss GBC and her little-sister-titleholder, Veronica Wende won the Outstanding Teen title!

Apply today!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Congrats to the New Mrs. Ohio America, Melanie Murphy Miller!!!

[Left to right: Miss Ohio 2007 Roberta Camp Albert, Miss Ohio 2006 and Mrs. Ohio America 2011 Melanie Murphy Miller and Miss Ohio 2010 Becky Minger!
Photo from Roberta's twitter.]

Miss Ohio 2006 Melanie Murphy has just been crowned the new Mrs. Ohio America in Columbus! She also won Community Service and Interview! Last years titleholder, Kimberly (Yeager) Miller was also a former contestant in the Miss Ohio program; people remember her for her talent, ventriloquism.

Congrats Melanie!

The following photos are from Becky Minger's blog:

RESULTS: Miss Maple City

[Above left to right: MMC 1998 & 2000 Blythe Gresser, MMC 2010 Marisa Buchheit (reigning Greater Cleveland), MMC 2008 Heather Wells (reigning Maumee Valley),
MMC 2011 Amber Bussa, MMC 2006 Erin Jeffery Rathman and MMC 2004 (and Miss Ohio Board member) Kim Baker Kanary.]

Miss Maple City: Amber Bussa

1st RU: Alyssa Phillips
2nd RU: Ashley Bowman
3rd RU: Nina Haaskivi

Talent: Amber Bussa
Swimsuit: Amber Bussa
Spirit: Amber Bussa

Thank you to Heather and Andrea Wells for tweeting the results and posting the photo above!


Miss Maple City 1999 Eleni (Giazikis) Nicozisis, Pennintong NJ
Dr. Diana Urista, Shaker Heights, OH
Liz Truxell, Norwalk, OH
Matt Miller (politian and husband of former Miss Ohio Melanie Murphy), Ashland, OH
Shaun Kanary (husband of former Miss Maple City and Miss Ohio Board member Kim Baker), Sheffield Lake, OH
Dave Nethers, Broadview, OH

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Best of Luck to the Miss Maple City Program

Tonight in Norwalk Miss Maple City is celebrating 20 years of scholarship, success, style and service! Many former titleholders will be in attendance for the special occasion along with Miss Ohio Becky Minger and Miss Maple City 2010 Marisa Buchheit. The Chicago native took Ohio by storm, sweeping the talents awards at Miss Ohio and placing 2nd Runner-up. Marisa is an opera singer who studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music; she will be returning to Mansfield again this summer as Miss Greater Cleveland. Visit her WEBSITE for more!

Miss Maple City is fortunate to have excellent connections with the Norwalk Reflector, which always covers the pageant and published the following photos:

Eleven woman are vying for the 20th anniversary title:

Ashley Bowman
Age: 21
Education: Kent State University
Talent: vocal
Platform: Get Up! Get Out! Get Going!
Pageant Past: Competed at Clayland and CO

Amber Bussa
Age: 23
Education: Ohio State University
Talent: vocal
Platform: Get Into Gear to Volunteer
Pageant Past: 2nd RU & T - CO; 1st RU, T & SS - M/NCO; Top 10 at Miss Ohio 2010 as Miss North Central; Non-Semifinalist Talent as Miss Portsmouth in 09

Amber Galloway
Age: 17
Education: Brunswick High School / Cuyahoga Community College
Talent: vocal
Platform: Preventing Child Abuse
Pageant Past: Community teen pageant queen

Nina Haaskivi
Age: 21
Education: Bowling Green State University
Talent: vocal
Platform: Right to Life, Right to Play
Pageant Past: Competed a couple times last season

Maria Minnick
Age: 21
Education: Owens Community College
Talent: jazz dance
Platform: Think Ability, not Disability
Pageant Past: SS – GC/CC; competed - MV/AAC/FT; 2nd RU - Vacationland

Christina Muha
Age: 19
Education: University of Toledo
Talent: vocal
Platform: Heart to Heart: Be Smart
Pageant Past: competed – GC/CC, NC, MV and Vacationland

Jessica Nelson
Age: 21
Education: University of Toledo / Pre-Vet & Biology
Talent: dance
Platform: PETS - Promoting, Education, Training and Safety
Pageant Past: 2nd RU – GC/CC; 4th RU – NC; competed – MV/AAC/FT; 4th RU - NWO; competed - Vacationland

Alyssa Phillips
Age: 19
Education: Bowling Green State University / Fashion Merchandising
Talent: dance
Platform: "Don't Suffer for Love"
Pageant Past: Competed – MV/AAC/FT; 1st RU - NWO; Congeniality - M/NCO; 1st RU Vacationland

Allison Vance
Age: 19
Education: Ashland County West Holmes Career Center
Talent: vocal
Platform: Suicide Prevention Awareness
Pageant Past: competed at Ohio's Junior Miss

Shayle Welch
Age: 20
Education: Bowling Green State University
Talent: vocal
Platform: Supporting and Promoting Diabetes Research
Pageant Past: competed at Miss MV/AAC/FT

Liz Wong
Age: 20
Education: Oberlin College
Talent: vocal
Platform: Cardiac Awareness
Pageant Past: Competed – NC; 3rd RU - NWO; competed - M/NCO; Miss Huron County 2010

Best of luck to all! All of the contestant information was taken from the Norwalk Reflector; email for updates.