Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Miss Ohio Contestants 2012

BUCKEYE FLIGHT Thursday – Talent & On-Stage Question Friday – Swimsuit & Evening Wear #1 – Miss Clayland – Ashley Warholic Hometown: Mansfield, OH School: Baldwin Wallace College Talent: Dance Platform: Creating Strong Leaders for Tomorrow #2 - Miss Ohio River - Chelsi Howman Hometown: Ashland, OH School: Ashland University Talent: Banjo Platform: Stop Bullying Now: Take a stand, Lend a Hand! #3 – Miss North Central Ohio - Jenna Fowls Hometown: Warsaw, OH School: Malone University Talent: Vocalist Platform: Dating Violence #4 – Miss Maple City - Kristen Free Hometown: Frankfort, OH School: The Ohio State University Talent: Vocalist Platform: Living as a light to the future generations #5 – Miss Mohican Valley - Veronica Wende Hometown: Lima, OH School: Hillsdale College Talent: Vocalist Platform: :”Shine On” Through tissue and organ donation #6 – Miss Huron County - Allison Vance Hometown: Mt. Gilead, OH School: Kent State University Talent: Vocalist Platform: SPARK: Suicide Prevention Awareness Reaching Kids #7 – Miss Miami Valley - Heather Wells Hometown: Warren, OH School: Kent State University Talent: Dancer Platform: Divorce Recovery for Youth #8 – Miss Mansfield – Cayla Hellwarth Hometown: Celina, OH School: The Ohio State University Talent: Vocalist Platform: Give life, give blood – The American Red Cross #9 – Miss Willard - Kara Wagner Hometown: Wheelersburg, OH School: Northern Kentucky University Talent: Vocalist Platform: Animal Rescue – “Adoption is the Option” #10 – Miss Fallen Timbers - Nina Haaskivi Hometown: Shaker Heights, OH School: Bowling Green State University Talent: Vocalist Platform: Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals #11 – Miss Buckeye State - April O’Brien Hometown: Columbus, OH School: Bethany College Talent: Vocalist Platform: Netsmartz: Internet Safety #12 – Miss Central Ohio - Gabrielle Bailey Hometown: Dover, OH School: Dover High School Talent: Dancer Platform: S.A.V.E – Stand Against Violent Environments CARDINAL FLIGHT Thursday - Swimsuit & Evening Wear Friday – Talent & On-Stage Question #13 – Miss Greater Butler County - Anjelica Francisco Hometown: Cincinnati, OH School: Eastern Michigan University Talent: Vocalist Platform: Women’s Healthcare: Be your own advocate #14 – Miss Lake Festival - Jena Sweigart Hometown: Celina, OH School: St. Mary’s College Talent: Vocalist Platform: Take it to the Bank – Feeding America #15 – Miss Northwestern Ohio - Samantha Hartings Hometown: Coldwater, OH School: Ohio Northern University Talent: Dancer Platform: Books for P.L.A.Y: Promoting literacy at Youth #16 - Miss Cuyahoga County - Allison Goodwin Hometown: Broadview Hts., OH School: Ohio University Talent: Dancer Platform: Live Healthy America #17 – Miss Heart of Ohio - Erin O’Brien Hometown: Columbus, OH School: DePauw University Talent: Vocalist/Ukulele Platform: Say Y.E.S.: Youth Education in Safety #18 – Miss Vacationland – Layne Schneider Hometown: Beavercreek, OH School: Ohio Northern University Talent: Vocalist Platform: Anger to Arts: Targeting Middle Childhood for Success #19 – Miss All American City - Priya Sharma Hometown: Cleveland, OH School: Cleveland State University Talent: Dancer Platform: Cornerstone of Hope #20 – Miss Greater Cleveland - Tera Coleman Hometown: South Point, OH School: The Ohio State University Talent: Vocalist Platform: Beat the Odds: Access to Higher Education for Disadvantaged Students #21 – Miss North Coast - Jessica Nelson Hometown: Toledo, Ohio School: University of Toledo Talent: Dancer Platform: P.E.T.S. – Promoting Education, Training & Safety of Pets #22 – Miss Montgomery County - Alissa Brumbaugh Hometown: North Canton, Ohio School: University of Akron Talent: Vocalist Platform: FCS for Success: Promoting Family and Consumer Sciences in Schools #23 – Miss Maumee Valley – Chelsea Aiello Hometown: Norwalk, Ohio School: Lourdes University Talent: Vocalist Platform: Donate Life #24 – Miss Crystal Lake – Devon Stansbury Hometown: Rockford, Ohio School: University of Cincinnati Talent: Dancer Platform: Angels for Animals: “Be Their W.I.N.G.S” #25 – Miss West Central Ohio – Elissa McCracken Hometown: Waynesburg, Pennsylvania School: Ohio Northern University Talent: Pianist Platform: Stop Cyber Bullying

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Miss Greater Cleveland & Miss Cuyahoga County 2011

It was a bittersweet day for me this past Saturday when I passed on my title of Miss Cuyahoga County. I really wanted to run away with it and never give it up, but I know it's time to let go and move on!! I am looking forward to my next adventure in the Miss Ohio Organization, I hope I don't have to wait so long or til the last minute. It was a whirlwind 3 1/2 months as Miss Cuyahoga County but I loved every minute of it. I wouldn't trade a moment of it for anything. It was great being one of Harvey and Sylvia's girls!! They were so awesome as Directors and so very helpful in my preparation for Miss Ohio. I was thrilled to be sister Queens with Marisa Buchheit, Miss Greater Cleveland 2010, (I always knew we would be sister Queens and we now have a new pact to be again one day in the future) and with my other sister Queen Michelle Goodwin, Miss Cuyahoga County's Outstanding Teen 2010.

Congratulations to all the Contestants at Miss GC/CC you were all so fabulous! Congratulations to the 3 lucky girls who get to start a whole new year of fun and excitement as well as prepare for Miss Ohio 2012.

Miss Greater Cleveland - Tera Coleman
Miss Cuyahoga County - Allison Goodwin

1st RU - Camille Dyquinangco
2nd RU - Lauren Gessner
3rd RU - Rebecca Ribley

Spirit Award - Lauren Gessner
Swimsuit - Tera Coleman
Interview - Christine Muha
Evening Gown - Allison Goodwin
Talent - Camille Dyquinangco

Remaining Miss Contestants:
Nina Haaskiivi
Allison Vance
Danielle hackler
Haley MArie Sims
Ashleigh Jarzenski
Christina Muha
Marie Hassan
Destainie Robinson

Miss Cuyahoga County Outstanding Teen - Sarah Eash
1st RU = Emily Tabar
2nd RU - Stephanie Kiesel

Spirit Award - Melanie Drews
Swimsuit - Sarah Eash
Evening Gown - Emily Tabar
Interview - Melanie Drews
Talent - Sarah Eash

Monday, June 27, 2011

Miss Ohio 2011 - Saturday Night Top 10

ELLEN BRYAN (Miss Clayland) Miss Ohio 2011

L-R: Meggie Wittman (3rd RU), Alissa Brumbaugh (1st RU), Miss Ohio 2011 Ellen Bryan, Amber Bussa (2nd RU), Shannon O'Neill (4th RU)

TOP 5: Ellen Bryan, Alissa Brumbaugh, Shannon O'Neill, Meggie Wittman, Amber Bussa

TOP 10: L-R: Courtney Monk, Kylie Johnson, Jenna Fowls, Alissa Brumbaugh, Heather Wells, Marisa Buchheit, Meggie Wittman, Shannon O'Neill, Amber Bussa and Ellen Bryan

Miss Ohio 2011 - Friday Night Preliminary Night 3 WInners

Talent Winner - Cayla Hellwarth & Swimsuit Winner Meggie Wittman

Miss Ohio 2011 - Preliminary Night 3

Opening Number and Introduction

Friday Night - Honoring HERO night
I invited the k-9 units from Ashland Co and Muskingum Co. See my Pet Blog for their Bio's. They are Mansfield Local Heroes.

Evening Gown Competition:

On-Stage Question:

Friday, June 24, 2011

Congratulations Ellen Bryan!

Our new Miss Ohio, Ellen was in my local news!
here is the link
I am so happy for her and she really is an inspiration with her platform!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Miss Ohio 2011 Awards & Recipients

Miss Ohio 2011: Official Top 5
Miss Ohio 2011
Ellen Bryan

1st Runner-up
Alissa Brumbaugh

2nd Runner-up
Amber Bussa

3rd Runner-up
Meggie Wittman

4th Runner-up
Shannon O'Neill

Top 10:
Heather Wells
Courtney Monk
Jenna Fowls
Marisa Buchheit
Kylie Johnson

Semifinaist Interview Award
Ellen Bryan

Non-Semifinalist Interview Award
Sarah Hider

Miss America Community Service Award
Shannon O'Neill

Marvin Hamlisch Grand Talent Award
Shannon O'Neill

Both Classical Talent Awards
Cayla Hellwarth

Non-Semifinalist Talent Awards
Cayla Hellwarth
Elissa McCracken

Paul Herlihy Spirit Awards
Heather Waterman
Elissa McCracken

$250 Community Service Awards
Miss Lima Square
Elissa McCracken
Miss Central Ohio
Sarah Hider

CMNH Miracle Maker Award
Miss Crystal Lake
Shannon O'Neill

Americanism Essay Awards
Miss North Coast
Chelsi Howman
Miss Lima Square Fair
Elissa McCracken

$500 Connie Sengstock Award
Miss Maple City
Amber Bussa

$500 Ya-Ya Sisters Style Award
Miss Muskingum Valley
Kylie Johnson

$500 Mina O'Guinn Memorial Award
Miss Crystal Lake
Shannon O'Neill

Photogenic Award
Miss Ohio River
Alyssa Phillips

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Countdown to Miss Ohio....

I can't believe its here.... I leave for Miss Ohio in approximately 5 more days, Thursday June 9th. I have been very busy making appearances and preparing for competition, as well as practicing practicing and more practicing, plus hitting the gym every day. I did have to take a couple day break from the gym these past 2 days due to over worked muscles in my back causing me some pain. Even though I continue to practice my dance and the last minute shopping for a few items needed, such as an umbrella, dance shoes, and accessories. Still need to get some shorts or capris but I think I am almost ready. Crazy!!! My swimsuit is in and will get when I get to Mansfield, still need my gown altered which hope to have that done tomorrow and talent costume is now picked and almost ready.

Can't wait even thought the next 4-5 days will go very fast.... so in case I don't get to blog again before then, see you all in Mansfield soon! So excited!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

My Crowning Moment as Miss Cuyahoga County!!

Me getting crowned Miss Cuyahoga County by Miss Ohio Becky Minger!!

This was an unexpected but wonderful surprise to be called up on stage and crowned Miss Cuyahoga County by our Miss Ohio Becky Minger. This wasn't the way I wanted to win my title, but I couldn't be happier and more prouder at this moment in my life to represent this title. THis crowning moment made my first title very special and memorable. I was so touched by the way I was welcomed and applauded by the audience and the girls on stage just being announced Miss Cuyahoga County. Then to actually have a CROWNING on stage was one of the best moments of my life. Thanks to all of you for your continued love and support and encouragement time and time again to "NEVER GIVE UP!!", I am not sure that mom and I could have gotten through all those moments without all of you!! And you all know who you are!! Thank you to Harvey and Sylvia Jensen (my new DIrectors), Steven Oliveri, Gloria Buwala, Nancy Keinath, Becky Minger and the Miss Ohio BOD, and anyone else involved that I don't know of, for giving me that Crowning Moment on stage, it meant the WORLD to me! I am so Proud to be your Miss Cuyahoga County!!!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Sweeps Results!

SWEEPS ! Results!!

Miss Buckeye State - Ashley Bowman

Miss Willard - Alyssa Waldman

Miss Ohio River - Alyssa Phillips

1st RU - Alicia Hughye
2nd RU - Rebecca Ribley

SWEEPS 2 Results

Miss Heart of Ohio - Alicia Hughye

Miss Huron County - Priya Sharma

Miss Mohican Valley - Jenna Fowls

1st RU - Liz Wong
2nd RU - Nina Haaskiivi

Congrats to all the WInners tonight! You were all so fabulous!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

I'm the new Miss Cuyahoga County!!

Officially tonight I have assumed the title of Miss Cuyahoga County from Jillian Bumpus who has resigned to pursue job opportunities on Broadway! Good Luck Jillian on your exciting endeavors!! I was prepared to compete in the Sweeps pageant tomorrow, but now I will be watching from the audience. It hasn't quite sunk in yet that I am going to the MISS OHIO stage in June.... wow...maybe once I have the crown and banner in my hands it will seem more real. I miss out on being crowned on stage and the experience of that feeling at that time, but I kind of got that at home when I received the phone call from Sylvia Jensen the Director of Miss GC/CC. I shared that private moment with my mom and dad!! Then my bbf's found out and my phone has been like grand central station since. Probably why it still feels like a dream and I am going to wake up in the morning and realize that it was a dream loll. But I am ecstatic that I will be on the Miss Ohio stage this June! That is a dream come true for me!!

So Goodluck to my pageant friends competing at Sweeps tomorrow! I will be there to cheer you on! Can't wait to see you all! and Hopefully receive my crown and banner so I begin a new journey as Miss Cuyahoga County!!

Thanks Abby for posting the news for me and for your love and support!

Sweeps Tomorrow in Willard, Ohio

Contestants for Sweeps tomorrow!! GOOD LUCK to all the girls!! See ya there!

Ashley Bowman
Age: 21
Education: Kent State University
Talent: vocal
Platform: “Get Up! Get Out! Get Going!”
Pageant Past: competed – Clayland; competed - CO; 2nd RU - MC

Jenna Fowls
Age: 21
Education: Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Talent: vocal
Platform: “Dating Violence”
Pageant Past: 1st RU, I, Prelim T, SS & EG - Musk. V

Nina Haaskivi
Age: 21
Education: Bowling Green State University
Talent: vocal
Platform: “Real Women, Real Beauty.”
Pageant Past: 3rd RU - MC; 3rd RU - Musk. V

Alicia Huyghe
Age: 23
Education: Cleveland State University
Talent: tap dance
Platform: “CUE: Children Understanding the Environment”
Pageant Past: competed - Musk. V

Heather Isbell
Age: 20
Education: New York Institute of Photography
Talent: vocal
Platform:“Never Give Up!: Encouraging Youth To Pursue Their Dreams”
Pageant Past: competed - Vacationland; National American Miss and community queen festival experience

Ashliegh Jarzenski
Age: 19
Education: Ashland University
Talent: dance
Platform: “REACH: The Benefits Of Volunteering”
Pageant Past: competed – GC/CC; competed – NC; competed - M/NCO

Maria Minnick
Age: 21
Education: Owens Community College
Talent: dance
Platform: “Celebrate Diversity”
Pageant Past: SS – GC/CC; competed - MV/AAC/FT; 2nd RU - Vacationland; competed - MC

Jessica Nelson
Age: 21
Education: University of Toledo
Talent: dance
Platform:“P.E.T.S. — Promoting, Education, Training and Safety”
Pageant Past: 2nd RU – GC/CC; 4th RU – NC; competed – MV/AAC/FT; 4th RU - NWO; competed - Vacationland; competed - MC

Erin O'Brien
Age: 18
Education: DePauw University
Talent: vocal
Platform: “Women's Heart Health”
Pageant Past: competed - MV; competed - CO

Alyssa Phillips
Age: 19
Education: Bowling Green State University
Talent: dance
Platform: “Don't Suffer For Love”
Pageant Past: competed – MV/AAC/FT; 1st RU - NWO; Congeniality - M/NCO; 1st RU Vacationland; 1st RU - MC; 2nd RU & Spirit - Musk. V

Rebecca Ribley
Age: 19
Education: Ashland University
Talent: vocal
Platform:“Raising Awareness of Hunger in America”
Pageant Past: 3rd RU – GC/CC; competed - NC; competed - M/NCO; semifinalist - Musk. V

Priya Sharma
Age: 22
Education: Cleveland State University
Talent: dance
Platform: “Creating Positive Attitudes 101: Promoting Healthy and Positive Attitudes For Our Children”
Pageant Past: 3rd RU – NC; competed - M/NCO

Allison Vance
Age: 19
Education: Ashland County West Holmes Career Center
Talent: vocal
Platform: “Suicide Prevention Awareness”
Pageant Past: competed at Maple City

Alyssa Waldman
Education: Otterbein College
Talent: vocal
Platform:“It's Abuse: A Relationship Abuse Awareness Campaign”
Pageant Platform: competed - WCO/LSF/CL; T – MV; 2nd RU & T tie – Clayland; competed – MV/AAC/FT; Non-Semifinalist Talent award at Miss Ohio 2010 as Miss Northwestern Ohio

Shayle Welch
Age: 20
Education: Bowling Green State University
Talent: vocal
Platform: “Supporting And Promoting Diabetes Research.”
Pageant Past: competed – MV/AAC/FT; competed - MC

Veronica Wende
Age: 19
Education: Hillside College
Talent: vocal
Platform: "’Shine On’ Through Tissue and Organ Donation”
Pageant Past: competed at Miami Valley; Miss Ohio's Outstanding Teen 2009

Elizabeth Wong
Age: 20
Education: Oberlin College
Talent: dance
Platform: “Cardiac Awareness”
Pageant Past: competed – NC; 3rd RU - NWO; competed - M/NCO; competed - MC; Semifinaist - Musk. V; Miss Huron County 2010

Friday, March 18, 2011

Who will the next Miss Greater Butler County be???

Good Luck to the contestants competing for the title of Miss Greater Butler County this Saturday.

Abby Daniel
Education: Wright State University
Talent: jazz dance
Platform: Curing Cancer
Pageant Past: competed this season at Miami Valley and Muskingum Valley

Anna Reis
Education: University of Cincinnati / Marketing & Graphic Design
Talent: dance
Platform: Girl Scouts of America
Pageant Past: 1st RU & Interview at Central Ohio; competed at Miss Miami Valley; Miss Portsmouth 2009

Jane Marie Covel
Education: Cedarville University / Business Finance
Talent: ballet en pointe
Platform: Education as a Means to Achieve Your Dreams
Pageant Past: Top 8 at Muskingum Valley recently; competed at this pageant last year

Kaitlin Howland
Education: Miami University
Talent: dance? (she's a synchronized ice dancer)
Pageant Past: None found, but she looks so familiar!

Kristy Halderman
Education: University of Toledo ?
Pageant Past:

Lauren Schwab
Education: Miami University
Talent: piano ?
Platform: possibly FAA / Agriculture ?
Pageant Past: 2008 Pork Queen

Teen Contestants

Reagen Christman

Brooklyn Thompson
Miss Portsmouth's Outstanding Teen 2008

Info from Abby's blog, Thanks Abby for posting

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Miss Muskingum Valley 2011

Congrats to the New Miss Muskingum Valley 2011
Kylie Johnson

1st RU - Jenna Fowls
2nd RU - Alyssa Phillips
3rd RU - Nina Haaskiivi
4th RU - Stephanie Beltz

Liz Wong
Rebecca Ribley
JaneMarie Covel

Ellen Spinner Interview Award - Jenna Fowls
Community Service Award - Kylie Johnson
Spirit Award - ALyssa Phillips

Prelim Awards
Flight Green - Kylie Johnson
Flight Gold - Jenna Fowls

Miss Muskingum Valley OT - Matti Chrisman
1st RU - Taylor Carmer

Talent Winner - Jordan Marolt

Congrats to my pageant buddies for their placement:

Alyssa Phillips 2nd RU

and Nina Haaskiivi 3rd RU

Wednesday, February 9, 2011