Being Miss Maumee Valley

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Miss Northwestern Ohio

This weekend I will be giving up the title Miss Northwestern Ohio. The pageant is Saturday evening at the Defiance Community Auditorium. More information can be found on the Miss Ohio website.

Below, in no particular order, are the contestants vying for my crown!

Jennifer Haviland is an 18 year old student at Ohio University. She will perform a jazz dance and advocates Children’s Health as her platform.
[On the left, Jennifer poses as Sandy from Grease for Halloween.]

Carrie Cleland is a 19 year old vocalist. She attends Northwest State and like me, advocates Continuing Education. [No photo could be found.]

Ashleigh Hohenbrink will play “Angel Eyes” on the piano. She is a 17 year old student at Leipsic High School. [No photo could be found.]

Kristen Haas is a 19 year old student at Bowling Green State University. She will perform a jazz dance to “Dance with Somebody” and advocates Physical Fitness. At Miss Maumee Valley, Kristen was the 3rd runner up.

Rachel Maris will sing “Whistle Down the Wind.” This 21 year old Ohio Northern University student’s platform is Pediatric Eye Exams. This year, Rachel has been a runner up at Miss Marion Popcorn and Miss Maumee Valley.

Marisa Minor is an 18 year old student at Wright State University. She will sing “Les Filles de Cadix” and is a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Marisa held the title Miss Lake Festival 2004.

Janelle Zindroski performs both the bagpipes and an Irish vocal melody for her talent. She is an 18 year old attending BGSU and her platform is Children, Our Future.

Cassandra Roehrig is a student at Northwester State who will sing “Bridge Over Troubled Waters.” Her platform is Kids Grow Up Too Fast. [No photo could be found.]

Mellissa Marksberry is a 21 year old BGSU student. She will sing “I Still Believe” and her platform is Domestic Violence prevention. Last year, Mellissa was the 3rd runner up at Miss Northwestern Ohio.

Raquel Valdez will sing “Colors of the Wind” and advocates Literacy. She is a 23 year old student of Defiance College.

Allie Krucek advocates Children’s Health and is a 20 year old student of the University of Toledo. She will perform a jazz dance to “Bye Bye Black Bird.” Allie held the title Miss Open City 2004.

Lauren Hogan is a 20 year old BGSU student who will sing “I Can Cook, too.” She advocates the importance of Sex Education. Lauren was Miss Tomato Festival 2004.

Kylee Seibert is a BGSU music major who will perform an operatic vocal. Last year at Miss Northwestern Kylee and I tied for talent and she was awarded 2nd runner up.

Emily Cousino will sing the country tune “When God Fearin’ Women get the Blues” and advocates Emergency Preparedness. Emily has competition experience in other systems, which I specifically don’t recall. [No photo could be found.]

[The above information and photos are from a variety of sources, if any of it is incorrect, leave me a comment and I will correct it.]

Best of luck to everyone!


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