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Ciara Scanlon Crossey, 19, of Crafton will serve as Miss Smiling Irish Eyes Queen for Pittsburgh's 2014 St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 11:39 p.m.

Noteworthy: Crossey will serve as Miss Smiling Irish Eyes Queen for Pittsburgh's 2014 St. Patrick's Day Parade and festivities sponsored by The Irish Society for Education & Charity Inc.

Age: 19

Residence: Crafton

Family: Parents, Gregory and Mary Crossey; brothers, Liam, 20, Aidan, 17, Finn. 14, and Nevan, 11.

Education: Crossey is a Dean's List freshman at John Carroll University in Cleveland.

Background: She graduated in the top 10 of her class at Bishop Canevin High School, where she was president of her Junior Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians (LAOH) division and served as community relations director of the school's St. Ignatius Program. A fourth-generation Irish-American, she is of Irish descent on both sides of her family. Her immediate and extended family are active in a number of Irish organizations including the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Jr. Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Knights of Equity and the Daughters of Erin. She began Irish dancing with the Pittsburgh Irish Reelers organization at age 6.

Quote: “For as long as I can remember, the parade, Irish dancing and celebrating my Irish heritage has been part of my life. So this is such an honor.”

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