Being Miss Maumee Valley

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Pending Pageant Press

Over the past few years as the Forensics team PR chair, and doing all my own pageant press, I have learned that getting newspaper articles is like pulling teeth! So I am ecstatic to announce that the BGNews is working on a pageant article!

I had an interview this afternoon with a reporter; she is writing an article about BG students' success in pageants, spurred by the following press release which I sent out Sunday. Her deadline is Tuesday, so depending who wins Miss Northwestern Ohio this Saturday, the article may include not three, but four Falcon women! We'll see...

November 5, 2006


Bowling Green State University students Lauren Hogan and Kristen Haas both received preliminary titles in the Miss America Scholarship Saturday, November 4 in Maumee. Next summer they will compete in the Miss Ohio pageant held in Mansfield.

Hogan was crowned Miss All-American City and received a $1,000 scholarship. She is BG senior majoring in Interpersonal Communications. For the talent competition, which is worth thirty-five percent of the overall score, Hogan sang “I Could Have Danced All Night” from the musical My Fair Lady. In the Miss America system, contestants must advocate a community service platform; Hogan’s is “Risky Business: Preventing High Risk Behavior in Today’s Youth.” This will be Hogan’s first attempt for the Miss Ohio crown.

Out of the fourteen contestants from around the state, BGSU student Kristen Haas won the second title, Miss Maumee Valley. She is a Dance Performance major; for her talent she performed a jazz routine to “Dance With Somebody.” Haas also won the Outstanding Interview award. The twelve minute interview comprises twenty-five percent of the contestants score. During the interview Haas discussed her social platform issue, Preventing Heart Disease in Women, as well as current events and social issues. Miss Maumee Valley is Haas’ second local title, this past July she competed at Miss Ohio as Miss Chillicothe.

Hogan and Haas were both crowned by outgoing Miss Maumee Valley, Abby Bollenbacher. Bollenbacher is also a Falcon, having graduated BGSU with a Communications degree, specializing in Theatre. As Miss Maumee Valley, she was named to the Top 10 at Miss Ohio and she is now the second BG grad to become the Face of FOX Toledo.

Other BGSU contestants were second runner-up Becky Minger, Janelle Zindroski and alum Mellissa Marksberry.


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