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Friday, July 28, 2006

Miss West Central Ohio Contestants

Ten young women from Allen, Auglaize, Darke, Hardin, Mercer, Logan, Shelby and Van Wert Counties will be competing in the Miss West Central Ohio pageant Saturday night. The follwoing photos were copied from the Miss West Central Ohio website.

Above Left: Jessica Barrett was named First Runner up to Kyrsten in this pageant last year. Like last year she will sing "Popular" from Wicked. Jessica studies Microbiology at Miami University and advocates Organ Donation.

Above Right: Amanda Sampson also competed in Miss West Central Ohio 2005. She sang the lovely art song “Who will bind my lavender;” this year she will perform "Think of Me" from Phantom of the Opera. Amanda is studying Educations and Human Development and Bowling Green State University and her platform is "S.H.A.R.E." - Start Helping, Assisting, Reaching and Experiencing.

Below Left: Kristy Moneysmith has competed at the St. Marys Theatre with Jessica and I in Dream Big. Click HERE to hear Jessica and Kristy sing. (Among the contestants photos Jessica is last in the first row and Kristy is first in the second row; click the photo to open a player.) For the pageant Kristy will sing "You Light Up My Life;" she be a freshman at Edison Community College. Her platform is Agricultural Awareness.

Below Right: Marisa Minor is the reigning Miss Northwestern Ohio and will sing the aria "Gira con Me," which she recently performed as a Top 10 semifinalist at Miss Ohio. She's studying Music and Communications at the University of Dayton and works with Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

Below Left: Jenelle Fleagle is majoring in Biology at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. She will sing "Jesus Take the Wheel" for her talent; her platform is "Embracing Female Health."

Below Right: Internet sleuthing revealed that Ashley Rodabaugh represented Allen County at the 2005 Ohio's Junior Miss pageant where she won a spirit award. She is studying Political Science and Communications at Loyola University Chicago. Her platform is "Buckle Up America: Click It or Ticket," and for the talent competition she will perform a Ballet en Pointe to "Concrete Angel."

Above Left: Grace Caudill will sing "When I Fall in Love" and accompany herself on the piano. This Ohio State University International Relations major promotes Self-esteem in Youth.

Above Right: Joy Fleagle seems to be the younger sister of Jenelle Fleagle. She plans to attend Mount Vernon Nazarene University to study Fashion Design and Merchandising. She will sing Mariah Carey's "Hero" and advocates natural beauty to young girls.

Below Left: Candace Bryan plans to attend the University of Iowa. This lyrical dancer will perform to the song "Tori," and advocates Individuality as her platfrom.

Below Right: Kelly Haeh promotes 4H as her platform issue. For talent she will perform a jazz/hiphop dance and plans to study Nursing at Rhodes State College.

The above information is from the article below. Best of luck to all the contestants!


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