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25 vie for Miss Ligonier at pageant Saturday

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submitted - G. McKlveen
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submitted - K. McKlveen
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- Trzeciak
Trzeciak
submitted - Yeskey
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Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

The 53rd Miss Ligonier Scholarship Pageant is 7 p.m. Saturday in the Ligonier Valley High School auditorium.

There are 25 contestants participating in this year's pageant sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ligonier.

Last year's queen, Phebe Cornell, will present crowns to the winner and runners-up.

Miss Ligonier will receive a $2,500 college scholarship. The first runner-up will receive $750 and second runner-up will receive $500 cash awards.

The contestant who best exemplifies the community-minded spirit of the Rotary Club Rotary will receive the $250 Community Service Award.

Participants in this year's pageant are:

Rachel Allison, 16, is a junior at Ligonier Valley High School. She is the daughter of Ken and Christine Allison of Ligonier. Her sponsor is Ligonier Stone & Lime Co.

Taylor Ankney, 16, is a junior at Ligonier Valley High School. She is the daughter of Steve and Kelly Ankney of Ligonier. Her sponsor is Ankney Trucking.

Sydney Beaufort, 16, is a junior at Ligonier Valley High School. She is the daughter of Melinda Bell of Ligonier. Her sponsor is Beaufort Services.

Helene Bloom, 16, is a junior at Ligonier Valley High School. She is the daughter of Brian and Elizabeth Bloom of Ligonier. Her sponsor is Snyder Funeral Home.

Jiselle Bubin, 17, is a senior at Ligonier Valley High School. She is the daughter of Cary and Camille Tarr of Laughlintown. Her sponsor is Rolling Rock Club.

Olivia Clark, 16, is a junior at Ligonier Valley High School. She is the daughter of Rick and Michele Clark of Ligonier. Her sponsor is T & R Landscaping.

Jessica Deem, 17, is a senior at Ligonier Valley High School. She is the daughter of James and Juliette Deem of Latrobe. Her sponsor is Brigode/Willard.

Phoebe Gilmore, 17, is a senior at Ligonier Valley High School. She is the daughter of Randy and Hilary Gilmore of Ligonier. Her sponsor is Bridget Dawn's Studio of Performing Arts.

April Goodman, 17, is a senior at Ligonier Valley High School. She is the daughter of Gregory and Charlotte Goodman of Stahlstown. Her sponsor is Derry Construction Co.

Ashley Harr, 16, is a junior at Ligonier Valley High School. She is the daughter of Larry and Debbie Harr of Ligonier. Her sponsor is Mack M. Darr, Co.

Anna Hoch, 18, is a senior at Ligonier Valley High School. She is the daughter of Len and Jane Hoch of Ligonier. Her sponsor is Bethlen Communities.

Miranda Jackson, 18, is a senior at Ligonier Valley High School. She is the daughter of Russell and Sheila Jackson of Ligonier. Her sponsor is Farzati Manufacturing.

Renee Kisic, 16, is a junior at Ligonier Valley High School. She is the daughter of Eric and Suzanne Kisic of Latrobe. Her sponsor is Carmen's Culinary Creations.

Devyn Lisi, 16, is a senior at Ligonier Valley High School. She is the daughter of Michael and Bobbi Jo Lisi of Latrobe. Her sponsor is Equine Chic.

Paige Malnofsky, 17, is a senior at Ligonier Valley High School. She is the daughter of Robert and Lea Malnofsky of Bolivar. Her sponsor is Kimberly Riggs Pelger, O.D.

Emma Markle, 17, is a senior at Ligonier Valley High School. She is the daughter of Jeff and Christiana Markle of Ligonier. Her sponsor is Post & Rail Men's Shop.

Heather McCreery, 17, is a senior at Ligonier Valley High School. She is the daughter of Michael and Dana McCreery of Bolivar. Her sponsor is The Finishing Touch.

Gina McKlveen, 17, is a senior at Ligonier Valley High School. She is the daughter of Mark and Belva McKlveen of Stahlstown. Her sponsor is Monticue Sales & Service.

Kaelyn McKlveen, 17, is a junior at Ligonier Valley High School. She is the daughter of Jason McKlveen and Missy Stahl of Ligonier. Her sponsor is Ligonier Newsstand.

Hannah Miller, 16, is a junior at Ligonier Valley High School. She is the daughter of Michael and Heidi Miller of Ligonier. Her sponsor is Ligonier Construction.

Abigail Salancy, 17, is a senior at Ligonier Valley High School. She is the daughter of Scott and Theresa Salancy of Ligonier. Her sponsor is Latrobe Dental Arts.

Ashley Smith, 17, is a senior at Ligonier Valley High School. She is the daughter of Gary and Kristine Smith of Ligonier. Her sponsor is Gary's Firewood.

Melanie Trzeciak, 16, is a junior at Bishop McCort Catholic High School. She is the daughter of Edward and Elaine Trzeciak of Ligonier. Her sponsor is A. Malinish Auto Wreckers.

Abbey Watson, 17, is a junior at Ligonier Valley High School. She is the daughter of Scott and Wendy Watson of Ligonier. Her sponsor is Watson Concrete & Excavation.

Hannah Yeskey, 16, is a junior at Ligonier Valley High School. She is the daughter of Michael and Ellen Yesky of Ligonier. Her sponsor is Ligonier Valley Real Estate.

Miss Ligonier and her court will represent Ligonier throughout the year during Fort Ligonier Days activities and parade, Halloween costume contest judging, Santa's Arrival and lighting in Ligonier, Memorial Day parade and Latrobe's Fourth of July parade.

Judges for this year's competition are Ginny Clara, Sherry Houck and Melanie-Jo Smartnick.

Clara of Hempfield is the owner of Tans To Go Mobile Airbrush Tanning. She recently was named Mrs. Greensburg International 2014.

Houck of Greensburg is an expanded functions dental assistant and has worked at Dental Care Associates for the last 17 years.

Smartnick of Pittsburgh has been involved with pageants and dance for more than 20 years. She holds the titles of Miss Keystone, Miss Greater Cranberry and Miss Steel Valley. She is a second runner-up for Miss Pennsylvania International. She is an executive director for the Miss Laurel Highlands Pageant.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for students and will be sold at the door.

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