Miss Central Pennsylvania Scholarship Pageant

The 2001 Miss Central Pennsylvania Scholarship Pageant, "The Best," was held on February 24, 2001 at the Lewistown Area High School in Lewistown, PA.

Featuring Mistress of Ceremonies

Mistress of Ceremonies Mayra Acosta Hoy

Miss Pennsylvania 1998 Mayra Acosta Hoy

With

Nikesha Moore
and
Allison Mattner
Miss Central Pennsylvania
2000 - Nikesha Moore
Miss Greater Juniata Valley
2000 - Allison Mattner

The new titleholders were:

Miss Central Pennsylvania - Jessica Watson

and

Miss Greater Juniata Valley - Erika Shay

Photos of the 2001 Pageant

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2001 Miss Central Pennsylvania/Miss Greater Juniata Valley Contestants

NAME - EDUCATION - HOMETOWN - TALENT - PLATFORM

(Contestant Photos are Available by Clicking on the Name of the Contestant!)

  • Sonia Badreshia - Penn State Medical School (1998 Graduate of University of California at Riverside) - Indian Dance - Hershey, PA - "Skin Cancer Prevention"
  • Kelly Dawn Barnes - Delaware Valley College (1999 Graduate) - Vocal - Chambersburg, PA - "Breast Cancer Awareness"
  • Leah Nicole Benedict - The Pennsylvania State University (Sophomore) - Spoken Vocal - Port Matilda, PA - "Domestic Violence Awareness"
  • Kristen Jeannne Buben - The Pennsylvania State University (Freshman) - Piano - Cairnbrook, PA - "The Importance of Mathematics in Elementary Education"
  • Anjelique Da Costa - The Pennsylvania State University (Freshman) - Monologue - Jamaica, NY - "Helping and Educating the Youth"
  • Shantell Elmore - Indian Valley High School (Senior) - Dance - Lewistown, PA - "Spending Time with the Elderly in Homes"
  • Kelly Nicole Gamble - The Pennsylvania State University - Tap Dance - Lebanon, PA - "Dignity of the Aged"
  • Danielle Garman - Clarion University (Junior) - Lyrical/Jazz Dance - Coalport, PA - "Volunteerism"
  • Jamie Sioux Greer - The Pennsylvania State University (Senior) - Flute - New Brighton, PA - "The Importance of Being a Mentor and Role Model"
  • Marykate Herr - Marywood University (Sophomore) - Vocal - Boalsburg, PA - "The Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Today's Youth"
  • Melinda L. Hill - Bloomsburg University (Sophomore) - Classical Oboe - Bloomsburg, PA - "Mental Health Awareness"
  • Dana Lynn Maliniak - Elizabethtown College (Freshman) - Contemporary Tap Dance - Lewisberry, PA - "Breast Cancer Awareness and Education"
  • Amy F. McLaughlin - The Pennsylvania State University (Sophomore) - Jazz Dance - York, PA - "Abstinence"
  • Stephanie S. Minnaugh - Bloomsburg University (1999 Graduate) - Dramatic Interpretation of Literature - Harrisburg, PA - "The Importance of Public Education in Our Society"
  • Mindi Motko - The Pennsylvania State University (Senior) - Tap Dance - Butler, PA - "Appreciation and Care for the Elderly"
  • Cheryl Beth Nelson - The Pennsylvania State University (Junior) - Serio-comic Monologue - Chesterfield, VA - "The Importance of Seatbelt Safety"
  • Megan O'Connell - The Pennsylvania State University (2000 Graduate) - Monologue - West Chester, PA - "Lyme Disease"
  • Amy Lien Pham - Millersville University (Freshman) - Broadway Vocal - York, PA - "Attention Deficit Disorder"
  • Allison Carrie Reh - The Pennsylvania State University (Junior) - Vocal - Gordon, PA - "The Gift of Life - Organ Donation and Awareness"
  • Erika Shay - New York University (1999 Graduate) - Baton - Claysburg, PA - "Protecting Our Youth Through Education"
  • Becky Summers - South Hills School of Business and Technology (Senior) - Baton - Claysburg, PA - "Smoking Awareness"
  • Jessica Watson - Lancaster Bible School (Junior) - Vocal - Newmanstown, PA - "Project D.R.E.A.M.: Helping Inner-City Youth Reach Their Dreams"
  • Sundonia Jeanette Williams - The Pennsylvania State University (Senior) - Lyrical Dance - Yorktown, VA - "Mental Health Promotion"
  • Amy Wills - The Pennsylvania State University (Senior) - Dance - Beaver, PA - "Women's Health Awareness and Well-Being"
  • Paula Sue Witmer - Lock Haven University (Junior) - Baton - Bellefonte, PA - "Individuals with Disabilities"
  • Jennifer Marie Witowski - Susquehanna University (Sophomore) - Ballet Dance - Millersville, MD - "Keeping America's Youth Safe from Guns"


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