Hahn wins best talent
Willa Hahn, a senior at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts in Hagerstown, Md. and a Berkeley Springs resident, competed in the annual Miss Berkeley County Scholarship Organization's competition on Saturday, February 16 at the Apollo Theater in Martinsburg.
The Miss Berkeley County competition is part of the Miss America organization; she competed for the 18-24 year old "Miss" title.
Hahn was awarded Best Talent and first runner up, as well as the Peoples Choice Award. She sang "Home" from "Beauty and the Beast" for her talent.
Besides the talent competition, the seven contestants were judged in several other categories: lifestyle and fitness, evening gown, a private interview with the judges, and an on-stage interview. During the onstage interview, Hahn was asked about her reign as Hog Calling Champion of the Apple Butter Festival, and she recalled how she had sung the aria from the opera "Carmen" as a hog call to win the prize.
The title of Miss Berkeley County was awarded to Eliza Windle of Jefferson County; the titles of Outstanding Teen were awarded to Emily Matlock of Jefferson High School and Megan Scarano, of Hedgesville, also a student at Barbara Ingram School of the Arts.