Being Miss Maumee Valley

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Miss Portsmouth and Scioto Valley

This weekend my former Miss Ohio roomie, the beautiful Amanda Rase will be giving up her title at the Miss Portsmouth/Miss Scioto Valley Program. It will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 12 in the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts in Portsmouth. Not one, but two young women will receive crowns! More information is on the Miss Ohio website. [On the left, Amanda and I pose outside our wonderful host, Brenda's house before the Miss Ohio Style Show back in 04.]

The contestants in this pageant are as follows:

1. Kara Roberts- 23, is a dancer from Canal Winchester. She is a student at Columbus State Community College. “Volunteerism – the 6th Food Group” is her platform. She currently holds the title Beautys of America 20's; click here for Kara's Blog

2. Heather Strickland- 19, of Massillon will present a poetry reading of Maya Angelou’s "Phenominal Women." She attends Kent State University-Stark Campus and has chosen “DARE” (drug abuse resistance education) as her platform. Heather was 1st runner up to Miss North Coast earlier this fall.

3. Jessica Evans- 19, is a vocalist, who has sang “At Last” at past pageants, from Wheelersburg. She attends Shawnee State University and has chosen “S.H.I.E.L.D.” as her platform.

4. Lezleigh Robinson- an article written by former Miss Chilicothe and Portsmouth, Amanda Rase about Lezleigh can be found by clicking here. No photo could be found.

5. Candice Cassidy- Google provided no sound information or photo.
6. Megan Eplion- Google provided no sound information or photo.
7. Nicole Riedel- Google provided no sound information or photo.

8. Jodi Greene- 23, is a vocalist, who has sang “Orange Colored Sky” and “Big Time” at recent pageants, from Columbus. She attends Ohio State University and has selected “Together We Can Save a Life: The Importance of Blood and Plasma Donation” as her platform. Recently Jodi was 1st runner up at Miss Lake Erie.

9. Amber Bussa- Google provided no sound information or photo.

10. Stephanie Albrecht- 19, she was the first Runner-up to Stacie Offenbach, Miss Ohio USA, as Miss Portsmouth USA this fall. [On the right, Stepahnie is in the white dress; image from the Miss Ohio USA website]

11. Nanciann Strosnider- 19 or 20, a vocalist who sang “Once Upon a Time” last year at Miss Ohio. She is a Sophomore studying Musical Theatre at Elon University. Her platform is Beats Per Measure, developing grants and scholarships that will sustain at-risk fine arts programs. Nanciann held the title Miss South Central 2004.

12. Roberta Camp- 21, is a vocalist, who sang “Blessed” at Miss Ohio last year, from Orient. She attends Columbus State Community College, and her platform is “Change our World: Build Character.” Click here for Roberta's Blog. Roberta holds the title Miss Greater Dayton 2004.

13. Allie Wagner- Google provided no sound information or photo.

[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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