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January 22, 2011
Two sisters are coordinating a pageant in Maryland to raise money for a teen injured in a car crash. The Miss Hope Eastern Shore Pageant will be held in May. Proceeds from the pageant will go to Courtney Bloxom, who is recovering from a single-car crash last year that left her in a coma for six weeks. The goal is to raise $19,000 to pay for specialized physical therapy equipment Bloxom needs. Miss America 2010, Caressa Cameron of Fredericksburg, Va., will be the pageant's master of ceremonies.
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By Audrey A. Cockrum, The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
Miss Maryland didn't take home the top prize at last night's Miss America competition, but she did win an award for having a fit body. Sporting a pink bikini, Jade Kenny was named Thursday night's preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness winner in the 2015 Miss America Competition. Originally from the Eastern Shore, Kenny, 23, represented Allegany County in the Miss Maryland pageant before moving on to compete in the 88th Miss America pageant in Atlantic City this month. Kenny began competing in pageants at the age of 13 in hopes of earning scholarship money for college.
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NEWS
May 4, 1992
A photo caption in Monday's paper incorrectly identified the beauty pageant in which Vanessa Malinis will compete. She will represent Maryland at the 1992 Miss Teen U.S.A. Pageant.The Arundel Arundel County Sun regrets the errors.
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By Dan Singer, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2014
Jade Kenny is still in shock at becoming Miss Maryland. "I honestly never really thought it would happen," said Kenny, 23, who will go on to compete in the 88th Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, N.J., on Sept. 14. Competing in the Miss Maryland pageant for the fourth time, Kenny won the evening gown and interview portions of the pageant and tied for first place in the talent portion, during which she did a ballet routine set to C+C Music Factory's "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2013
Smiling, Christina Denny took the stage with the 52 other hopefuls in preparation for the Miss America competition earlier this month. Flanked by towering entrants, the 5-foot-6-inch Owings Mills native performed fast-paced choreography with precision. The years of being a competitive gymnast and cheerleader paid off; so had trying out for the Miss Maryland pageant three times before being crowned in June. "Losing Miss Maryland three times could be depressing," Denny, 22, said minutes before taking the stage for the closed-door rehearsal in Boardwalk Hall, site of the competition.
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By Dan Singer, The Baltimore Sun and By Dan Singer, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
Jade Kenny is still in shock over winning Miss Maryland 2014. “I honestly never really thought it would happen,” said Kenny, 23, who represented Allegany County in the pageant and will go on to compete in the 88th Miss America pageant in Atlantic City in September. Competing in Miss Maryland for the fourth time, Kenny won the evening gown and interview portions of the pageant and tied for first place in the talent portion, during which she did a ballet routine set to C+C Music Factory's “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
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By TaNoah V. Sterling and TaNoah V. Sterling,Sun Staff Writer | July 14, 1995
Brandi Lynn Burkhardt has parlayed more than 1,000 hours of community service, a 3.75 grade point average and a charming smile into the title America's Miss T.E.E.N.The 16-year-old Chesapeake High School junior won the pageant, along with thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes, earlier this month in Kansas City, Kan."That was such a great feeling," she recalled. "When you've worked so hard all year, you feel a sense of relief and self-confidence."Ms. Burkhardt, who easily won the state contest in Ocean City in August, said participating in the pageant has fulfilled a lifelong goal.
NEWS
June 30, 1991
Jennifer Minchik, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Minchik, has been selected to compete in the 1991 Maryland Miss Teen Pageant.Thecontest will be July 13-14 at the Holiday Inn, Bethesda, Montgomery County, where she and other 13- to 18-year-olds will be honored and recognized for their achievements in school, the community and personally.Contestants will be judged on scholastic achievement, volunteer service, speech or talent, a personal interview and a formal presentation. Awards will be presented in each category.
NEWS
May 31, 2009
The Miss Gambia USA Pageant will be held June 13 at 113 St. Mary's Place beginning at 8 p.m. Parts of the funds raised will be used to help the poor and uneducated children in Gambia. Go to missgambiausapageant.com. Savage library fun A "Picture Book Parade!" for ages 2-5 with an adult will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursdays. "Pajama Time," in which children are invited to come in pajamas and bring teddy bears and blankets, will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. The branch is at 9525 Durness Lane in Laurel.
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By John Woestendiek and Sun Reporter | April 10, 2005
Oh, don't you remember, a long time ago When two little babes, their names I don't know Were stolen away one bright summer day And lost in the woods, I've heard people say --Traditional lullaby As a mother, she would sing it to her children. As a child, she would sing it to her pets. And whenever the world came crashing down around her, as it often did for Mary Leona Gage, she would sing it to herself. Growing up in the Piney Woods of east Texas, her friends were mostly imaginary or four-legged - fairies, "weed people" and wildlife.
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By Dan Singer, The Baltimore Sun and By Dan Singer, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
Jade Kenny is still in shock over winning Miss Maryland 2014. “I honestly never really thought it would happen,” said Kenny, 23, who represented Allegany County in the pageant and will go on to compete in the 88th Miss America pageant in Atlantic City in September. Competing in Miss Maryland for the fourth time, Kenny won the evening gown and interview portions of the pageant and tied for first place in the talent portion, during which she did a ballet routine set to C+C Music Factory's “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2013
Smiling, Christina Denny took the stage with the 52 other hopefuls in preparation for the Miss America competition earlier this month. Flanked by towering entrants, the 5-foot-6-inch Owings Mills native performed fast-paced choreography with precision. The years of being a competitive gymnast and cheerleader paid off; so had trying out for the Miss Maryland pageant three times before being crowned in June. "Losing Miss Maryland three times could be depressing," Denny, 22, said minutes before taking the stage for the closed-door rehearsal in Boardwalk Hall, site of the competition.
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By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
Miss Maryland Christina Denny is proud of her Top 10 finish at last night's Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, where she was among the finalists who participated in talent, evening gown and swimsuit categories. "I was just so excited," Denny recalled this afternoon from her home in Owings Mills. "That meant that I got to compete on national television. To keep hearing my name called out was so surreal. " Denny, 22, a special needs teacher and tutor for children with autism, felt confident going into the final night of the competition.
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The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2013
Many public events leading up to the pageant are free. Tickets are required to attend the pageant and are sold in a package, which also includes the three-night preliminaries, ranging from $110 to $220. Here are some highlights: The "Show Us Your Shoes" parade, Sept. 14 on the boardwalk, is free to bystanders, but reserved-seat tickets are $20. The event showcases floats, marching bands, musical performances and, of course, the Miss America contestants parading in an extraordinary collection of chic and silly shoes: haute-couture high-heels, flip-flops, glitzy sneakers, even bedroom slippers.
NEWS
July 30, 2013
Thank you for highlighting 50 women leaders from our region ( "50 women to watch in Baltimore," July 22). I was dismayed, however, to see that the women in the feature photos were dressed in evening gowns! Really? These women are not movie stars competing in a pageant (with one exception), or attending a charity gala. They should have been portrayed in business attire. The evening gown photos are an unwelcome distraction from the substance of the article. Sue Royer, Lutherville
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2013
Brittinay Nicolette wouldn't have been where she is today if it weren't for Gracie Hart, Sandra Bullock's character in the 2000 comedy, "Miss Congeniality. " Nicolette, who admittedly went through an awkward stage as a child, connected with Gracie's ugly-duckling situation and was inspired by the character's, "girl power frame of mind. " Now the 21-year-old Fallston resident, and current Miss Maryland Collegiate America, will represent the state at the Miss Collegiate America pageant, held today through Sunday at Walt Disney World.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | February 12, 1998
If you think beauty contests can't get any more ridiculous, not to mention exploitative and sexist, you haven't seen the most ridiculous of them all.The musical "Pageant" is currently strutting its high-heeled, swimsuited stuff at the Spotlighters, with "Something Extra," as one song title puts it.The show originated during a national tour of "42nd Street," when a group of chorus guys decided to stage a post-show production, a send-up of a beauty pageant....
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | April 15, 2013
Nyani Hawkins, 9, a Riverside Elementary School student, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Maryland Pageant to be held Aug. 8 to 10 at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston, Va. The National American Miss pageants are held for girls ages 4 to 18 and have five age divisions. Nyani will be participating in the Jr. Pre-Teen age division, along with other young ladies from across Maryland. The winner of the pageant will receive a $1,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, a bouquet of roses and air transportation to compete in the national pageant in California, where she will receive an exciting complimentary tour of Hollywood and two VIP tickets to Disneyland.
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Sun news services | June 3, 2012
The contestant from Maryland was the runner-up in the Miss USA pageant Sunday in Las Vegas. Miss Maryland USA Nana Meriwether, a 27-year-old from Potomac, finished second to Rhode Island's Olivia Culpo at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. After beating out a field of 51 contestants that included Meriwether, a former volleyball player at Duke and UCLA, Culpo will be the U.S. representative in this year's 61st Miss Universe pageant. After the pageant's three competitions - swimsuit, evening gown and interview question - Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella crowned Culpo, a 20-year-old cellist, her successor.
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