Miss Central Pennsylvania Scholarship Pageant

Photo by Brooke Ernest for the Lewistown Sentinel

The 2003 Miss Central Pennsylvania Scholarship Pageant, "Soak Up the Sun," Was Held on Saturday, February 22, 2003 at the Lewistown Area High School


Mistress of Ceremonies

Kirstin Border Snow

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

Miss Pennsylvania 1994 - 1995

Master of Ceremonies

Rocco Pallotto

MERF Radio Morning Show Host
Rocco Pallotto

Miss Pennsylvania 1994 - 1995

2003 Miss Central Pennsylvania/Miss Greater Juniata Valley Results



First Runner-Up - Dana Anderson

Second Runner-Up - Linda Luong

Jacqui Yanoshik Memorial Interview Award - Alison Irwin

Special Evening Wear Award - Lena Galicki

Shannon Lloyd Memorial Dance Award - Amy Anderson

Swimsuit Award - Alison Irwin

Non-Finalist Interview Award - Laura King

Non-Finalist Talent Award - Amy Anderson

Encouragement Award - Amy Anderson

We are Proud to Announce Our

2003 Scholarships and Awards

Thanks to all our Award Contributors! You will all be

listed on our Scholarships and Awards Pages Following the Pageant.


Photos of the 2003 Miss Central Pennsylvania Pageant

Photos Courtesy of Dennis Baker, Matt Stricker

and Brooke Ernest of the Lewistown Sentinel


2003 Miss Central Pennsylvania/Miss Greater Juniata Valley Contestants


Click on the Contestant Name for a Photo and Additional Information

  • Amy Elizabeth Anderson - The Pennsylvania State University (Freshman) - Northampton, PA - Pointe Dance - "Ribbons for Robbie: Domestic Violence Awareness"

  • Dana J. Anderson - The Pennsylvania State University-DuBois Campus (Sophomore) - Kersey, PA - Lyrical Dance -"Character Education"

  • Darcie Faye Bell - University of Pittsburgh (Senior) - East Brady, PA - Vocal - "The Need for the Sequential Study of Music in Pennsylvania's Public Schools"

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

  • Aimee Elizabeth Cassel - Shippensburg University (Freshman) - Palmyra, PA - Baton - "Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America Youth Mentoring Program: Strengthening the Future of our Children"

  • Heather Rose Chapman - Allegheny College (Graduate) - Conneautville, PA - Lyrical Dance - "Juvenile Diabetes Education"

  • Heather Chernich - Lebanon Area High School (Senior) - Lebanon, PA - Baton - "American Cancer Society"

  • Lena Galicki - Lock Haven University (Junior) - Mocanaqua, PA - Tap Dance - "Helping Our Children Suceed with After-School Programs"

  • Rachel Henry - West Virginia University (Freshman) - Hanover, PA - Vocal - "Literacy for the Growth and Development of Our Youth"

  • Alison Kemerer Irwin - University of Pittsburgh (Graduate) - Meadville, PA - Lyrical Dance - "Hands United Against Domestic Violence"

  • Laura Celeste King - Clarion University of Pennsylvania (Senior) - East Brady, PA - Jazz Vocal - "Community Service Awareness"

  • Linsey Leska - California University of Pennsylvania (Junior) - Belle Vernon, PA - Operatic Vocal - "Promoting Positive Self-Esteem, Community Involvement and Volunteerism to Young Women"

  • Amy Liszka - The Pennsylvania State University-Altoona Campus (Junior) - Altoona, PA - Ballet Dance - "Toxic Waste Disposal"

  • Linda H. Luong - Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (Graduate) - Bethlehem, PA - Vocal - "Promoting Awareness Among Youths About STD's and HIV/AIDS"

  • MiaLisa McFarland - Cedar Crest College (Graduate) - Canadensis, PA - Vocal - "Multicultural Education"

  • Erin Kelly Pearce - DeSales University (Sophomore) - Hellertown, PA - Acrobatic Jazz Dance - "FACE It: Showing the World the Inner You"

  • Beth Peters - Cedar Crest College (Graduate) - Tatamy, PA - Vocal - "Rape Prevention, Awareness and Education"

  • Jana D. Sandel - Milton Area Senior High School (Graduate) - Montandon, PA - Signing - "Today's Children Need Hope"

  • J. S. - Bryn Mawr College (Sophomore) - Burnham, PA - Flute - "Empowering Youth Through Volunteerism"