Miss Central Pennsylvania Scholarship Pageant


Conclusion of the Miss Central Pennsylvania Pageant

Photo by Brooke Earnest for the Lewistown Sentinel


The 2002 Miss Central Pennsylvania Scholarship Pageant, "Proud to be an American," was held on February 23, 2002. The winners were Miss Central Pennsylvania Libby Montiel and Miss Greater Juniata Valley Tiffany Hawbaker.


EMCEES AND PERFORMERS

Mistress of Ceremonies

Kirstin Border

Miss Pennsylvania 1994 - 1995
Miss Tri-County 1992
Kirstin Border

Miss Pennsylvania 1994 - 1995

Master of Ceremonies

Rocco Pallotto

MERF Radio Morning Show Host
Rocco Pallotto

Miss Pennsylvania 1994 - 1995

Miss Central Pennsylvania 2001

Jessica Watson

Jessica Watson

Miss Pennsylvania 1994 - 1995

United States Flag

Miss Pennsylvania 1994 - 1995

Miss Greater Juniata Valley 2001

Erika Shay

Erika Shay

Miss Pennsylvania 1994 - 1995

Special Guest Performer

Kyle Metzger

Kyle Metzger

Miss Pennsylvania 1994 - 1995

FEATURING

Performances by Miss Central Pennsylvania 1999 Marci DeGol, Miss Greater Juniata Valley 1999 Lachele Nicole Jack and Miss Greater Juniata Valley 2000 Allison Mattner. Other former titleholders will be in attendance and will be introduced during the program.


PAGEANT PHOTOS


Two "Miss Perfects"

Melanie Jo Smartnick Poses with the Members of the Penn State ROTC Team Before the Start of the Pageant

Opening Production Number

Brandy Gill in the Opening Production Number

Elaina Henry in the Opening Production Number

Kimberly Stowe in Contestant Introductions

Emcee Kirstin Border with the 2001 Titleholders

Melinda Hill in Artistic Expression Competition

Aimee Cassel in Artistic Expression Competition

Libby Montiel in Artistic Expression Competition

Melanie Jo Smartnick in Artistic Expression Competition

Tiffany Hawbaker in Artistic Expression Competition

Shelleen Stively in Lifestyle and Fitness Competition

Libby Montiel in Lifestyle and Fitness Competition

Melanie Jo Smartnick in Lifestyle and Fitness Competition

Tiffany Hawbaker in Lifestyle and Fitness Competition

Makini Young in Artistic Expression Competition

Brooke O'Donnell in Artistic Expression Competition

Anjelique DaCosta in Artistic Expression Competition

Kristen Buben in Artistic Expression Competition

Emcee Kirstin Border Interviews Miss Tri-County 1989 Susan Rishel Quinn

Kelly Moreth in Presence and Poise Competition

Sarah Oblender in Presence and Poise Competition

Libby Montiel in Presence and Poise Competition

Kaelie Taylor in Presence and Poise Competition

Andrea Dempsey in Presence and Poise Competition

Lacey McCauslin in Presence and Poise Competition

Alicia French in Presence and Poise Competition

Melanie Jo Smartnick in Presence and Poise Competition

Tiffany Hawbaker in Presence and Poise Competition

Makini Young in Presence and Poise Competition

Rocco Pallotto Interviews Brooke O'Donnell During Presence and Poise Competition

Denise Yarbough in Presence and Poise Competition

Brooke Kokoszka in Presence and Poise Competition

Lauren Krystofolski in Presence and Poise Competition

Kyle Metzger Sings "Proud to be an American"

Amy Koren in the Closing Production Number

Stephanie Falcone in the Closing Production Number

Tiffany Hawbaker is Crowned Miss Greater Juniata Valley

Libby Montiel is Crowned Miss Central Pennsylvania

Miss Greater Juniata Valley Tiffany Hawbaker and Miss Central Pennsylvania Libby Montiel

Miss Greater Juniata Valley 2002 Tiffany Hawbaker and Miss Greater Juniata Valley 2001 Erika Shay

The Runner-Ups and Other Award Winners at the After-Pageant Reception

Miss Central Pennsylvania Libby Montiel Makes Her First Speech

Miss Greater Juniata Valley Tiffany Hawbaker Makes Her First Speech

REHEARSAL PHOTOS


Rehearsal Photo 1 - Group Photo

Rehearsal Photo 2 - Group Photo

Rehearsal Photo 3 - Newspaper Photo of Makini Aziza Young

Rehearsal Photo 4 - Newspaper Photo of Elaina Henry

Rehearsal Photo 5 - Newspaper Photo of Alicia French

Rehearsal Photo 6 - Newspaper Photo of Amy Nicole Koren

Rehearsal Photo 7 - Newspaper Photo of Andrea Renee Dempsey

Rehearsal Photo 8 - Newspaper Photo of Brandy Lee Gill

Rehearsal Photo 9 - Newspaper Photo of Brooke Ellen O'Donnell


2002 Miss Central Pennsylvania/Miss Greater Juniata Valley Contestants

NAME - EDUCATION - HOMETOWN - TALENT - PLATFORM

  • Kristen Jeanne Buben - The Pennsylvania State University (Sophomore) - Cairnbrook, PA - Piano - "Promoting Children's Literacy"

  • Aimee Elizabeth Cassel - Annville-Cleona High School (Senior) - Palmyra, PA - Baton - "Abuse Toward Women"

  • Anjelique Da Costa - The Pennsylvania State University (Sophomore) - Jamaica, NY - Monologue - "Helping and Educating the Youth"

  • Andrea Renee Dempsey - The Pennsylvania State University (Sophomore) - Boalsburg, PA - Vocal - "The Importance of Teaching American Sign Language in our Schools"

  • Stephanie Falcone - The Pennsylvania State University (Junior) - Metamoras, PA - Vocal - "Prevention of Strokes"

  • Alicia French - Huntingdon Area High School (Senior) - Allensville, PA - Piano - "Needy Children in Third World Countries"

  • Brandy Lee Gill - The Pennsylvania State University (Graduate) - Julian, PA - Piano - "Geriatrics"

  • Tiffany Hawbaker - Messiah College (Senior) - Greencastle, PA - Vocal - "I'm Worth Waiting For - An Abstinence Education Program"

  • Elaina Henry - The Pennsylvania State University (Senior) - Port Matilda, PA - Dance - "Volunteerism"

  • Melinda L. Hill - Bloomsburg University (Junior) - Bloomsburg, PA - Piano - "Promotion of Mental Health"

  • Brooke Kokoszka - Lock Haven University (Senior) - New London, PA - Modern Dance - "The Second Mile Program"

  • Amy Nicole Koren - Bishop Carroll High School (Senior) - Ebensburg, PA - Aerobic Dance - "Physical Health and Fitness in Today's Youth"

  • Lauren Jane Krystofolski - Art Institute of Philadelphia - Sunbury, PA - Oral Presentation of an Original Writing - "Providing Adequate Help for Learning Disabled Children"

  • Lacey M. McCauslin - Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Sophomore) - Harrisburg, PA - Dramatic Reading - "Equal Rights for the Homosexual Community"

  • Libby Montiel - The Pennsylvania State University (Senior) - Sewaren, NJ - Piano - "Developing an Effective Music Education Curriculum in the Public Schools"

  • Kelly Elizabeth Moreth - The Pennsylvania State University - Altoona Campus (Sophomore) - Pittsburgh, PA - Vocal - "Once Upon a Time: Helping Children Love and Learn to Read"
  • Brooke Ellen O'Donnell - Harrisburg Area Community College (Sophomore) - Lewistown, PA - Dance - "Making Children and Teenagers Aware of Each Others Feelings"

  • Sarah A. Oblender - Chatham College (Graduate Student) - Lititz, PA - Vocal - "Smoking Cessation in Children and Teens"

  • Melanie Jo Smartnick - University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (Sophomore) - Mount Pleasant, PA - Lyrical-Acro Dance - "Heart Attack Awareness"

  • Shelleen Stively - Lancaster School of Cosmetology (Junior) - Lititz, PA - Modern Dance - "The Victory Junction Gang Camp"

  • Kimberly Monique-Shardya Stowe - Millersville University (Graduate Student) - Lancaster, PA - Tap Dance - "School Violence, Drugs and Poverty"

  • Kaelie Layel Taylor - Lock Haven University (Senior) - Linden, PA - Vocal - "Parental Responsibility and their Influence on their Children"

  • Denise Nichole Yarbough - Millersville University (Graduate) - Camp Hill, PA - Vocal - "Feed a Friend"

  • Makini Aziza Young - The Pennsylvania State University (Senior) - Herndon, VA - West African Dance - "Big Brothers Big Sisters and Community Enrichment"


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