Miss Morgan County winners
Forty six contestants competed in four divisions on Saturday, March 31 to be crowned in the Miss Morgan County Scholarship Program.
These contestants, ranging in ages from five to 16, competed in on-stage introduction, costume or casual wear, formal wear, and on-stage question. The Miss division also competed in interview and talent/speech competitions.
The Berkeley Springs High School auditorium was filled to capacity for the competition.
“This program can help young girls learn to speak in front of a crowd, perform and answer an impromptu question which can help them later in life,” explained executive director and emcee, Chelsea Hessler.
This year, Hessler added a new award, the Ann Smith Community Service Award, for the contestant who exhibited that most community service. The proceeds of this year’s program started an on-going college scholarship for a graduating senior in Morgan County. The Ann Moss Smith Community Service Scholarship will award its first scholarship to a senior from the Class of 2012.
Winners were: Tiny Miss Division – winner, Kamryn Seltzer; first runner-up, Abby Turley and second runner-up, Mollie Rebuck.
Little Miss Division – winner, McKenzie Davis; first runner-up, Aslyn Didawick and second runner-up, Kaleah Mellott.
Junior Miss Division – winner, Katherine McLaughlin; first runner-up, Megan Shaffer and second runner-up, Tori Reed.
Miss Division – winner, Keri Shetler; first runner-up, Katie Zakrzewski and second runner-up, Julia Ginevan.
The Joy Alexandria Rickli Spirit Award winner was Shelby Dilley and the Ann Smith Community Service Award winner was Keri Shetler.
This program awarded a total of $1,375 in cash scholarships to the winners to assist them later in continuing their education with the help of American Legion Post 60, American Legion Women’s Auxiliary and CNB Bank, Inc.