Miss Pennsylvania

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Nicole Brewer, Miss Pennsylvania America 2005

The Miss Pennsylvania competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Pennsylvania in the Miss America Pageant. Pennsylvania, including early years' city representatives, has won the Miss American crown on 5 occasions.

Original held in Hershey, the Pageant moved to West Chester where pageants were held during the 1950s. The Pageant was held in Altoona from 1974. In 1994, Easton was chosen as the new venue of the Pageant and the date was shifted from June to May. In November 2008, the Pageant was moved to the Pittsburgh area.

Winners[edit]

Year Name Hometown Age Local Title Talent at Miss America Placement at Miss America Special scholarships at Miss America Notes
2014 Amanda Smith Dade City, FL 21 Miss Southwestern Pennsylvania Vocal "Music of the Night"
2013 Annie Rosellini Butler 21 Miss Greater Juniata Valley Lyrical Dance "Let It Be" Previously Miss Pennsylvania's Outstanding Teen 2005
2012 Jordyn Colao Erie 22 Miss Freedom Forge Tap Dance "Whatever Lola Wants"
2011 Juliann Sheldon Plum Borough 21 Miss Jewel of the West Lyrical Dance "I Believe"
2010 Courtney Thomas Sigel 21 Miss Jewel of the West Fiddle Solo "Orange Blossom Special" Top 10 at National Sweetheart 2009
2009 Shannon Doyle[1] Wilkes-Barre 24 Miss Armstrong County Tap Dance "A Little Polish" Miss America Dr.David Allman Medical Scholarship
2008 Kendria Perry[2] Pittsburgh 23 Miss Armstrong County Piano Non-Finalist Talent Award
2007 Rachel Brooks[3] Broomall 24 Miss River City Vocal "Summertime" Non-finalist Talent Award
2006 Emily Wills[4] Beaver 24 Miss Armstrong County Vocal "If I Ain't Got You" Top 10 Semi-finalist Miss America 2007 Preliminary Swimsuit Award 2nd runner-up to National Sweetheart 2005; Previously Pennsylvania's Junior Miss 2001
2005 Nicole Brewer[5] Philadelphia 22 Miss Allegheny Valley Vocal "The Wizard and I" from Wicked Top Ten Semi-finalist
2004 Victoria Bechtold[6] Johnstown 21 Miss Pittsburgh Classical Vocal "Je Veux Vivre" from Roméo et Juliette
2003 Candace Otto[7] Murrysville 23 Miss Three Rivers Classical Vocal "Non Ti Scordar di Me" by Ernesto De Curtis Non-Finalist Talent Award, Bernie Wayne Performing Arts Award
2002 Autumn Marisa[8] Waynesburg 22 Miss Armstrong County Lyrical Dance "The Bells of St. Paul"
2001 Rosalyn Menon[9] Hazleton 22 Miss Three Rivers Classical Piano "Piano Sonata in C Minor" by Beethoven Top 20 Quarter-finalist Preliminary Presentation & Community Achievement Winner
2000 Melissa Jeka[10] Warminster 23 Miss Allegheny Valley Ballet en Pointe "The Diamond" Top Ten Semi-finalist
1999 Susan Spafford[11] Erie 24 Miss Southwestern Pennsylvania Violin Solo "Polish Caprice" 2nd Runner-up
1998 Mayra Acosta[12] Lewistown 22 Miss Southwestern Pennsylvania Popular Vocal "To Love You More"
1997 Heather Busin[13] Grove City 20 Miss Butler County Vocal "I Will Listen"
1996 GiGi Gordon[14] Butler 23 Miss Armstrong County Lyrical Dance "When a Man Loves a Woman"
1995 Linette Mertz[15] Kutztown 23 Miss Susquehanna Valley Country Vocal "Why Haven't I Heard from You"
1994 Kirstin Border[16] Glen Rock 24 Miss State Capitol Violin Solo "Czardas with a Twist of Orange"
1993 Diane Fabiano[17] Lansdale 24 Miss Southwestern Pennsylvania Vocal "City Lights"
1992 Judy Fitch[18] Dallas 24 Miss Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Vocal "Sincerely"
1991 Linda O'Boyle[19] Dupont 23 Miss Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Technique Tap Dance "Hoofin'" Non-Finalist Talent Award, Quality of Life Award
1990 Marla Wynne[20] Easton 23 Miss Southwestern Pennsylvania Ventriloquism "Together (Wherever We Go)" Top Ten Semifinalist[21] 2nd runner-up, Quality of Life Award [22] Described by broadcaster Larry King as the "ugliest girl in the pageant.[23] King later rescinded his remarks. Marla was a phone guest on The Howard Stern Show Oct.10 1990. Her mother, Marlene Wynne, was the Executive Director of the Miss Pennsylvania Pageant until her death in June 2008.
1989 Michelle Kline[24] Easton 24 Miss Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Classical Vocal "Una Voce Poco Fa" from The Barber of Seville Top Ten Semi-finalist Quality of Life Award (first time awarded)
1988 Denise Meyer[25] Pittsburgh 21 Miss Bedford Popular Vocal "Over the Rainbow"
1987 Katarina Sitaris[26] Wilkes-Barre 24 Miss Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Classical Vocal "Quando me'n vo'" Cavalier Scholarship Winner
1986 Darlene Deeley[27] Philadelphia 25 Miss Greater Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Gymnastics / Dance Routine
1985 Lea Schiazza[28] Philadelphia 23 Miss Montgomery County Vocal "My Mammy" Non-Finalist Talent Award
1984 Gina Major[29] Huntsville 24 Miss Lehigh Valley Vocal: Judy Garland Medley
1983 Jennifer Eshelman[30] Hegins 23 Miss Pocono Classical Vocal "Adele's Laughing Song" from Die Fledermaus
1982 Laurie Ann Hixenbaugh[31] Belle Vernon 22 Miss Washington County Baton Twirling "Pop Goes to the Movies"
1981 Jill Shaffer[32] Dover 22 Miss Lebanon Piano Solo "Grieg's Piano Concerto In A Minor"
1980 Anita Ellen Patton[33] Lebanon 21 Miss Lebanon Vocal "If You Believe" from The Wiz
1979 Carolyn Louise Black[34] Elizabethtown 22 Miss Lancaster County Vocal "All the Things You Are" Top Ten Semi-finalist
1978 Charmaine Kowalski[35] State College 22 Miss Penn State Piano Solo "Warsaw Concerto" recipient of the Dr. David B. Allman Medical Scholarship
1977 Lynn Carol Grote[36] Bowmansville 22 Miss Lancaster County Piano Medley "I Got Rhythm" "The Man I Love" & "Rhapsody in Blue" Top Ten Semi-finalist Preliminary Talent Award
1976 Marie McLaughlin[37] Levittown 23 Miss Lehigh Valley Ventriloquism "Together (Wherever We Go)" Top Ten Semi-finalist
1975 Connie Harness[38] Mechanicsburg 20 Miss Cumberland Valley Classical Vocal "Romance" from The Desert Song Non-Finalist Talent Award Named All American Natural Beauty by Good Housekeeping Magazine. Still singing and acting on stage in Pennsylvania. Her two daughters, Chelsea & Cameron released their first CD two years ago. constancefaith at aol
1974 Karen Lynn Kuhn[39] Levittown 20 Miss Lower Bucks County Ballet "Shubert Alley Overture"
1973 Tina Louise Thomas[40] Lancaster 18 Miss Lancaster County Gospel Vocal "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" 4th Runner-up Preliminary Talent Award Released the sacred music album "Servant" shortly after competing for Miss America
1972 Linda Olson[41] Corry 20 Miss Indiana University of Pennsylvania Piano Solo "Gershwin Medley" 2nd Runner-up
1971 Maureen Wimmer[42] Perkasie 20 Miss Lower Bucks County Classical Vocal "Quando me'n vo" 3rd Runner-up Preliminary Talent Winner toured with Miss America USO Troupe
1970 Maggie Walker[43] Harrisburg 18 Miss York County Gymnastic Ballet on the Uneven Parallel Bars "Contessa" 4th Runner-up
1969 Trudy Lee Pedersen[44] Etters 18 Miss York County Vocal "The Sound of Music"
1968 Susan Robinson[45] Pittsburgh 22 Miss Pittsburgh Comedy Monologue "Sis Hopkins"
1967 Doris Ann Lausch[46] Lancaster 20 Miss Lancaster County Vocal "Love In a Home" from Li'l Abner Appeared as a Contestant on "MATCH GAME 76"
1966 Gale Veronica Rothwell[47] Philadelphia 21 Miss Germantown Classical Vocal "Quando me'n vo" Non-Finalist Talent Award
1965 Judith Lynn McConnell Pittsburgh 21 Miss Pittsburgh Dramatic Reading "Saint Joan" Non-Finalist Talent Award Long career as an actress, best known for her role in the Santa Barbara soap opera
1964 Marilyn Cutaiar March Havertown 19 Miss Delaware County Toe Dance Ballet "Dance of the Painted Doll"
1963 Cheryl Lynn Kegley Salisbury Miss Central Pennsylvania Classical Ballet "Ritual Fire Dance" replaced Donna Loar who relinquished her title after two months due to Mononucleosis
1962 Crystale Leigh Martin Milton 19 Miss Susquehanna Valley Dramatic Presentation with self-accompaniment on the Harp or Zither "The Mad Scene" from Hamlet
1961 E. Lynne Maloney King of Prussia 20 Miss Montgomery County Charcoal Drawing Display & Pantomime Routine
1960 Priscilla Mae Hendricks Shillington 19 Miss Reading Original Display of Art Work
1959 Lois Janet Piercy[48] Springfield 21 Miss Centre County Original Flute Solo & Art Display "Night Rain on the City" Top Ten Semi-finalist Preliminary Talent Award
1958 Rosalie Samley Bethlehem Miss Lehigh Valley Ballet "I Won't Dance"
1957 Jennie Rebecca Blatchford Hollidaysburg Miss Central Pennsylvania Baton Twirling "St. Louis Blues" & "The Stars and Stripes Forever" Preliminary Talent Award
1956 Lorna Malcomson Ringler[49] Upper Darby Miss Delaware County Vocal Non-Finalist Talent Award Niece of Miss America 1924 Ruth Malcomson
1955 Pam Ulrich[50] Sinking Spring Miss Reading Drama "Proper Recitation"
1954 Barbara Sue Nager[51] Philadelphia Miss Greater Philadelphia Egyptian Ballet Dance "Egyptian Suite" 3rd Runner-up
1953 Evelyn Margaret Ay[52] Ephrata 20 Miss Lancaster County Poetry Recitation "Footsteps" from Leaves from a Grass-House by Don Blanding Winner Preliminary Swimsuit Winner
1952 Miriam Smith[53] McAlisterville Miss Susquehanna Valley Pipe Organ "Tico Tico"
Patricia Hunt Philadelphia Drama Semi-Finalist competed as Miss Philadelphia
1951 Clare Lippert[54] Tarentum Miss Kiski Valley Vocal "Lullaby of Broadway"
Margaret Ramsdale Philadelphia Vocal "Danny Boy" competed as Miss Philadelphia
1950 Emile Longacre Phoenixville Miss Chester County Vocal "You're My Everything"
Janice Murray Philadelphia Classical Vocal "O Don Fatale" from Don Carlos Semi-Finalist competed as Miss Philadelphia
1949 Marlene Carozzo[55] Kennett Square Miss Chester County Piano "Clair de Lune"
Miriam Lopayowker Philadelphia Electric Guitar "I'm in the Mood for Love" competed as Miss Philadelphia
1948 Ruth Douglas[56] Harrisburg Vocal Medley "Let My Song Fill Your Heart" & "Lover"
Betty Jane Bruce Philadelphia Vocal "Fool That I Am" & "Mean to Me" competed as Miss Philadelphia
Sarah Cromwell Pittsburgh competed as Miss Pittsburgh
1947 Dorothy Gresh Williamsport Vocal "Lover, Come Back to Me"
Kay McClane Philadelphia Vocal "Sketching" competed as Miss Philadelphia
Lillian Handford Pittsburgh Painting Display Semi-Finalist competed as Miss Pittsburgh
1946 Eleanor Kramer Lebanon Vocal "My Hero" from The Chocolate Soldier Semi-finalist Preliminary Talent Award
Virginia Brown Philadelphia competed as Miss Philadelphia
1945 Timmy Weston Clairton
Gloria Bair Philadelphia Dance "Temptation" Semi-Finalist competed as Miss Philadelphia
1944 Margie Dorie Pittsburgh Vocal "Big Boy Blue" Semi-finalist
Itha Duerrhammer Philadelphia Vocal & Dance competed as Miss Philadelphia
1943 Betty Merle Marcus Kensington competed as Miss Eastern Pennsylvania
June McAdams Philadelphia competed as Miss Philadelphia
Emma Hammermeister Pittsburgh Dance & Baton Twirling Semi-Finalist competed as Miss Western Pennsylvania
1942 Geraldine Powell Philadelphia competed as Miss Philadelphia
Ruth Elfreda Schmidt Pittsburgh competed as Miss Western Pennsylvania
1941 Catherine Jane Albert Coatesville competed as Miss Eastern Pennsylvania
Carre DeLudo Philadelphia competed as Miss Philadelphia
Roselle Hannon Pittsburgh Vocal "Because of You" 1st runner-up Preliminary Talent Award competed as Miss Western Pennsylvania
1940 Frances Marie Burke Philadelphia Vocal / Dance "I Can't Love You Anymore" Winner *Crowned Miss America as Miss Philadelphia
Dorothy A. Wall Lansdowne competed as Miss Delaware County
Mildred Saha Secane Semi-Finalist competed as Miss Eastern Pennsylvania
Alberta Louise Carts Pittsburgh competed as Miss Western Pennsylvania
1939 Ruth Phyllis Willock Pittsburgh
Emma Louise Knoell Philadelphia competed as Miss Eastern Pennsylvania
Nancy Lee Philadelphia competed as Miss Philadelphia
1938 Wilma Kasper Rahns competed as Miss Eastern Pennsylvania
Kathryn Buckley Philadelphia Swing Vocal Semi-Finalist competed as Miss Philadelphia
Ruth Willock Pittsburgh Semi-Finalist competed as Miss Western Pennsylvania. Original winner Peggy Neenan was disqualified for having been married and divorced.
1937 Beryl Kober Chalfont competed as Miss Eastern Pennsylvania
Kathryn Crase Philadelphia competed as Miss Philadelphia
Kathryn H. Kendrick Sunnybrook competed as Miss Sunnybrook
1936 Rose Coyle Philadelphia Vocal / Tap Dance "I Can't Escape From You" & "Truckin'" Winner *crowned Miss America as Miss Philadelphia
Margie Sossong Scranton competed as Miss Anthracite
Elaine Miller Chester Semi-Finalist competed as Miss Chester
Ellen McCormick Lancaster competed as Miss Lancaster
Joan Frankenburg Miquon competed as Miss Montgomery County
Bonnie Boyle Pittsburgh Semi-Finalist competed as Miss Pittsburgh
Anna Julia Zaker Reading Semi-Finalist competed as Miss Reading
Marie Ketter Ridgway competed as Miss Western Pennsylvania
Sallie Hinton York competed as Miss York
1935 Henrietta Leaver Pittsburgh Vocal / Tap Dance "Living In a Great Big Way" Winner crowned Miss America as Miss Pittsburgh
Loretta Gale Tarle Bridgeport competed as Miss Bridgeport
Helen Rita Skelly Conshocken competed as Miss Conshocken
Florence Carman Upper Darby competed as Miss Delaware County
Margie Godwin Philadelphia competed as Miss Mayfair
Marie Baumgard Norristown competed as Miss Montgomery County
Helen Keaser Norristown Vocal Medley "Tell Me That You Love Me Tonight" & "You're a Heavenly Thing" Semi-Finalist competed as Miss Norristown
Jean McCool Philadelphia Vocal Medley "Lovely To Look At" & "Little Things You Used To Do" Semi-Finalist competed as Miss Philadelphia
Alice Brown Scranton competed as Miss Scranton
Claire Spirit Tamaqua competed as Miss Tamaqua
Lenore Pollock West Philadelphia Vocal, Piano, Banjo & Dance "Dark Eyes" & "My Man" Semi-Finalist competed as Miss West Philadelphia
Gertrude Schappert Wilkes Barre competed as Miss Wilkes Barre
1933 Geraldine Glassman 17 Semi-Finalist
1927 Florence Koons Kathleen Coyle, Miss Philadelphia was a Finalist and Dorothea Ditmer, Miss Rochester was a Semi-Finalist in the pageant. Also representing Pennsylvania were Mary Millnack, Miss Pittsburgh and Esther J. Cantor, Miss Wilkes Barre
1926 No Miss Pennsylvania Anna Mae Reefer, Miss Philadelphia was a Finalist in the pageant. Also representing Pennsylvania were: Esther Weissinger, Miss Pottsville; Illa Williams, Miss Scranton & Helen Villet Grant, Miss Wilkes Barre. There was also a Miss Lancaster whose name is not known.
1925 No Miss Pennsylvania Mildred Walker, Miss Pittsburgh was a finalist in the pageant. Also representing Pennsylvania were: Mary Ann Guth, Miss Erie; Estella Wittell, Miss Lancaster; Elsie Gallagher, Miss Pottsville; Florence Zawidski, Miss Reading; Beula Keator, Miss Scranton; Mildred Sherman, Miss Uniontown. Annette Jackson, Miss Philadelphia was disqualified for being a professional model.
1924 Ruth Malcomson[57] Philadelphia Winner *crowned Miss America representing Philadelphia, aunt of Miss Pennsylvania 1956- Lorna Malcomson Ringler and great-aunt of Miss Delaware 1981- Jodi Meade Graham
No Miss Pennsylvania Other contestants representing Pennsylvania were: Katherine Brown, Miss Altoona; Margaret McGee, Miss Delaware County; Letne von Alt, Miss Johnstown (the original winner Adeline Richardson Yeckley was disqualified for being married); Stella Springer, Miss Lancaster; Dorothy E. Gross, Miss Norristown; Helen Steubner, Miss Pittsburgh; Nellie M. Paige, Miss Reading & Theresa Matzer, Miss Wilkes Barre. Also competing were a Miss Erie and a Miss Marcus Hook whose names are not known.
1923 No Miss Pennsylvania Marion Green, Miss Philadelphia was 4th runner-up; Betty Grening, Miss Johnstown & Jane Ondeck, Miss Reading were Semi-Finalists. Also representing Pennsylvania were: Helen Noble, Miss Allentown; Margaret Lillian Ross, Miss Altoona; Agnes Connelly, Miss Erie; Helen R. Knisely, Miss Harrisburg; Cora Frey, Miss Lancaster; Grace Kohr, Miss Lebanon; Mildred Maconachy, Miss Norristown; Isabel Lynch, Miss Pottsville & Mary Botto, Miss Sunbury. There was also a Miss Easton who competed but her name is not known.
1922 No Miss Pennsylvania Representing Pennsylvania were: Ellen Sherr, Miss Allentown; Anna Maria Burke, Miss Chester; Dorothy Haupt, Miss Easton; Thera McDonnel, Miss Erie; Gertrude Shoemack, Miss Harrisburg; Velma Zeigler, Miss Johnstown; Elsie Blumenstock, Miss Lancaster; Kitty Molineaux, Miss Philadelphia; Rae Bennett, Miss Pittsburgh; Leah Knapp, Miss Pottstown & Evelyn Renninger, Miss Reading
1921 No Miss Pennsylvania Representing Pennsylvania were: Emma Pharo, Miss Harrisburg; Nellie Orr, Miss Philadelphia & Thelma Matthews, Miss Pittsburgh

References[edit]

  1. ^ Associated Press (2009-06-29). "Crowning triumph for W-B native". The Times Leader. p. B1. 
  2. ^ Associated Press (2008-07-13). "Pittsburgh woman wins Miss Pennsylvania title". Reading Eagle. p. 11. 
  3. ^ "Grad Student’s the new Miss Pennsylvania". Philadelphia Daily News. 2007-06-25. p. 5. 
  4. ^ "Swimsuits to the Super Bowl to hotdogs". Beaver Country Times. 2007-02-07. p. B1. 
  5. ^ "Millersville student wins Miss Pennsylvania crown". Allentown Morning Call. 2005-07-03. p. B3. 
  6. ^ Associated Press (2004-06-27). "New Miss Pennsylvania Crowned". Allentown Morning Call. p. B3. 
  7. ^ Associated Press (2003-07-13). "Westmoreland County woman wins Miss PA crown". Allentown Morning Call. p. B1. 
  8. ^ "New 2002 Miss Pennsylvania is crowned". Philadelphia Inquirer. 2002-07-14. p. B4. 
  9. ^ "Hazelton woman crowned Miss Pa.". Philadelphia Inqurier. 2001-06-03. p. B3. 
  10. ^ "Miss Pennsylvania begins her duties". Allentown Morning Call. 2000-06-05. p. B1. 
  11. ^ "Erie woman named Miss Pennsylvania". Allentown Morning Call. 1999-06-06. p. 1. 
  12. ^ "Acosta Dazzles in Allentown". Morning Call. 1998-08-24. p. B1. 
  13. ^ "Grove City student named Miss Pa". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 1997-06-09. p. A15. 
  14. ^ Associated Press (1996-05-26). "New Miss Pa is crowned". Allentown Morning Call. p. 1. 
  15. ^ Associated Press (1993-06-05). "Winner touts plan on literacy". The Harrisburg Patriot. p. B1. 
  16. ^ "Two crowns placed on York County heads Kirstin Deliz Border of Glen Rock is selected as 1994's Miss Pennsylvania". York Daily Record. 1993-05-23. p. 01. 
  17. ^ Associated Press (1993-06-23). "Miss Pa. states pageant's case". The Harrisburg Patriot. p. B7. 
  18. ^ Associated Press (1992-06-15). "Miss Pennsylvania picked". The Sunday Patriot-News Harrisburg. p. C2. 
  19. ^ Associated Press (1991-06-16). "Luzerne County woman named Miss Pennsylvania". The Sunday Patriot-News Harrisburg. p. B8. 
  20. ^ Associated Press (1990-06-17). "Easton woman wins crown as 1990 Miss Pennsylvania". The Sunday Patriot-News Harrisburg. p. A18. 
  21. ^ "Miss Pennsylvania ranks in top 10" (Press release). Associated Press. 1990-09-05. 
  22. ^ "Miss Texas wins Fruit of the Loom Quality of Life Award". The Sunday Patriot-News Harrisburg. 1990-09-09. p. A2. 
  23. ^ The People Column, Roanoke Times, September 15, 1990
  24. ^ Associated Press (1989-06-18). "Easton woman wins state pageant crown". The Sunday Patriot-News Harrisburg. p. B1. 
  25. ^ Associated Press (1988-06-12). "Miss Bedford takes state crown \ Greater Harrisburg entrant is fourth runner-up". The Sunday Patriot-News Harrisburg. p. B1. 
  26. ^ Associated Press (1987-06-14). "Upstate woman wins Miss Pennsylvania title". The Sunday Patriot-News Harrisburg. p. B1. 
  27. ^ Associated Press (1986-06-16). "Scranton-Wilkes-Barre entry named Miss Pennsylvania". Reading Eagle. p. 27. 
  28. ^ Associated Press (1985-06-17). "Philadelphian named Miss Pennsylvania". Gettysburg Times. p. 3. 
  29. ^ Associated Press (1984-06-18). "Miss Pennsylvania Crowned Saturday". Gettysburg Times. p. 4. 
  30. ^ Associated Press (1983-06-16). "Miss Pennsylvania Selected". Gettysburg Times. p. 42. 
  31. ^ "A Town’s Hope For Miss America". Philadelphia Inquirer. 1982-09-10. p. D1. 
  32. ^ Associated Press (1981-06-21). "Altoona Native Pageant Winner". Reading Eagle. p. 85. 
  33. ^ "Miss Pennsylvania Weighs In With Big Dose Of Confidence". Pittsburgh Press. 1980-07-17. p. 11. 
  34. ^ Associated Press (1979-06-18). "Granddaughter of Countian is Miss Pennsylvania". Gettysburg Times. p. 1. 
  35. ^ Associated Press (1983-08-04). "Miss Pennsylvania says beauty pageants helped raise money for medical school". Bowling Green Daily News. p. 41. 
  36. ^ Associated Press (1977-09-11). "Miss America". Reading Eagle. p. 1. 
  37. ^ United Press International (1976-06-13). "Leigh Woman Wins Pageant". Pittsburgh Press. p. 10. 
  38. ^ Associated Press (1975-09-02). "Pageant Time in Atlantic City". Milwaukee Journal. p. 11. 
  39. ^ Associated Press (1974-06-17). "Bucks County Beauty Wins State Pageant". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 8. 
  40. ^ Associated Press (1973-06-18). "Tina Thomas Of Lancaster Wins Crown At Hershey". Gettysburg Times. p. 7. 
  41. ^ United Press International (1972-06-19). "Indiana U Co-ed Is Miss Pennsylvania". Beaver County Times. p. 7. 
  42. ^ Associated Press (1971-09-09). "Miss Pennsylvania in Talent Tie". Gettysburg Times. p. 6. 
  43. ^ Associated Press (1970-06-14). "York Entry Wins State Pageant". Reading Eagle. p. 1. 
  44. ^ Associated Press (1969-06-17). "York County Miss Wins State Title". Gettysburg Times. p. 1. 
  45. ^ Associated Press (1993-06-05). "Winner touts plan on literacy". The Harrisburg Patriot. p. B1. 
  46. ^ Associated Press (1967-06-20). "Doris Lausch is entry for Miss America". Gettysburg Times. p. 9. 
  47. ^ Associated Press (1966-07-10). "Miss Pennsylvania Crowned". Reading Eagle. p. 12. 
  48. ^ Associated Press (1959-09-10). "Three Beauties In Talent Tie". Florence Times Daily. p. 5. 
  49. ^ Associated Press (1956-07-16). "Pam Ulrich Crowns Miss Pennsylvania". Reading Eagle. p. 3. 
  50. ^ "Miss Pennsylvania grooms for chance at national title". Reading Eagle. 1955-09-30. p. 27. 
  51. ^ "Miss Pennsylvania grooms for chance at national title". Reading Eagle. 1955-09-30. p. 27. 
  52. ^ Associated Press (1953-09-30). "Miss America Given Welcome Home Party". Reading Eagle. p. 18. 
  53. ^ Associated Press (1952-08-14). "Miss Pennsylvania Crowned". Reading Eagle. p. 22. 
  54. ^ Associated Press (1952-08-14). "Miss Pennsylvania Crowned". Reading Eagle. p. 22. 
  55. ^ "Queen Crowned at West Chester Celebration". Reading Eagle. 1949-09-28. p. 49. 
  56. ^ "Miss Pennsylvania is voice student". Gettysburg Times. 1948-08-09. p. 3. 
  57. ^ "Ruth Schaubel, Miss America of 1924". Philadelphia Daily News. 1988-05-27. p. 24. 

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