Miss Maryland

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For the state pageant affiliated with Miss USA, see Miss Maryland USA.
Brooke Poklemba, Miss Maryland 2009

The Miss Maryland competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Maryland in the Miss America pageant. Hannah Brewer is the reigning Miss Maryland 2016.[1]

Results Summary[edit]

The year in parentheses indicates the year of the Miss America competition the award/placement was garnered.


  • Miss Americas: N/A
  • 1st runners-up: Virginia Cha (1990)
  • 2nd runners-up: N/A
  • 3rd runners-up: Keri L. Schrader (2000), Marina Harrison (2004)
  • 4th runners-up: Camille Lewis (2003)
  • Semi-finalists: Frances Stine (1935), Virginia Lee Van Sant (1945), Georgia Reed (1952), Ingrid Christine Larson (1968), Kathleen Louise Neff (1973), Barbara Jean Jennings (1977), Tamara Alaine Walker (1988), Kelly Glorioso (2002), Joanna Guy (2013), Christina Denny (2014), Hannah Brewer (2017)


Preliminary Awards[edit]

Non-finalist Awards[edit]

  • Non-finalist Talent: Linda Rita Peluzzo (1967), Veronica Marie Clarke (1976), Lisa Marie Daska (1981), Debra Renea Fries (1992), Heather Noelle Davis (1999), Destiny Clark (2016)


  • Miss Congeniality: N/A
  • Dr. David B. Allman Medical Scholarship: Barbara Jean Jennings (1977)
  • Charles and Theresa Brown Scholarship: Joanna Guy (2013)
  • Quality of Life Winner: Heather Noelle Davis (1999)
  • Quality of Life 1st runner-up: Joanna Guy (2013)
  • Quality of Life 2nd runner-up: Jade Kenny (2015), Hannah Brewer (2017)
  • Quality of Life Finalist: Lindsay Staniszewski (2011)


Year Name Hometown Age Local Title Miss America Talent Placement at Miss America Special scholarships at Miss America Notes
2016 Hannah Brewer Manchester 18 Miss Rocky Gap Vocal "God Bless America" Top 7 Preliminary Swimsuit Award

Quality of Life Award 2nd runner-up
Previously Miss Maryland Teen USA 2013

Top 16 finish at Miss Teen USA 2013

Sister of Miss Pennsylvania 2005 Nicole Brewer
2015 Destiny Clark[2] Gaithersburg 23 Miss Anne Arundel County Original vocal w/ Guitar accompaniment, "Everything Happens For a Reason" Non-finalist Talent Award 4th runner up at Miss Maryland USA 2015
2014 Jade Kenny Madison 23 Miss Allegany County Contemporary Ballet en Pointe "Everybody Dance Now" Preliminary Swimsuit Award

Quality of Life Award 2nd runner-up
2013 Christina Denny Owings Mills 22 Miss Western Maryland Vocal "For Good" Top 10 Included on Miss America interview DVD featuring top 5 interviews

Later Miss Maryland USA 2016.
2012 Joanna Guy Swanton 20 Miss Queen State Vocal "I Dreamed a Dream" Top 10 Preliminary Talent Award

Quality of Life 1st runner-up

Charles and Theresa Brown Scholarship
Miss Maryland's Outstanding Teen 2008

3rd runner-up at Miss America's Outstanding Teen, winning Outstanding Achievement in Academic Life and Preliminary Lifestyle & Fitness Awards
2011 Carlie Colella[3][4] Hagerstown 20 Miss Central Maryland Contemporary Dance "The Edge of Glory"
2010 Lindsay Staniszewski Baltimore 22 Miss Montgomery County Vocal "A Change In Me" from Beauty and the Beast Quality of Life Finalist 2nd runner-up at Miss Maryland USA 2010

Sister of Miss Maryland's Outstanding Teen 2007 & Miss Maryland Teen USA 2009 Kasey Staniszewski
2009 Brooke Poklemba Westminster 20 Miss University City Vocal "A Broken Wing" Maryland's Junior Miss 2004
2008 Louise Schlegel Silver Spring 20 Miss Allegany County Vocal "If I Had My Way"
2007 Shana Powell[5] Bowie 22 Miss Allegany County Classical Vocal "Glitter and Be Gay" from Candide Sister of Miss Maryland Teen USA 2000 Niambi Powell[6]
2006 Brittany Lietz Edgewater 21 Miss Tidewater Lyrical Dance "The Gold"
2005 Rachel Ellsworth Fort Ashby, WV 21 Miss Western Maryland Tap Dance "Do Your Thing" Qualified to compete as Miss Maryland as a student at Allegany College
2004 Tiffany L. Jenkins Silver Spring 24 Miss Gaithersburg Vocal "Take My Breath Away"
2003 Marina Harrison Severn 22 Miss Burtonsville Vocal "Fallin'" 3rd runner-up Casual Wear Award Miss Maryland USA 2005 and Finalist at Miss USA 2005
2002 Camille Lewis Silver Spring 23 Miss College Park Crossover Classical Violin "Victory" 4th runner-up Preliminary Talent Award

Preliminary Evening Wear Award

Overall Talent Award
Top 10 at National Sweetheart 1999 & 2001
2001 Kelly Glorioso Fallston 21 Miss Free State Vocal "I'm Afraid This Must Be Love" Top 20
2000 Sonia Maria Amir Beltsville 24 Miss Bethesda Classical Piano "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2"
1999 Keri L. Schrader Rockville 24 Miss College Park Ballet en Pointe "The Stars and Stripes Forever" 3rd runner-up National Sweetheart 1998 as Miss Florida
1998 Heather Noelle Davis Severna Park 23 Miss Southern Maryland Classical Piano Medley "Flight of the Bumblebee" & "Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum" Quality of Life Award

Non-finalist Talent Award

Steinway Piano Performance Award
Miss Maryland Top Interview Award
1997 Jaime Fox Frederick 21 Miss Prince George's County Vocal "With One Look" from Sunset Boulevard
1996 Susan Elizabeth Alexander Silver Spring 24 Miss Lanham Vocal "Sing Me"
1995 Marcia M. Griffith Fort Washington 23 Miss Federal City Lyrical Ballet "Somewhere"
1994 Karissa Brooke Jones Hagerstown 23 Miss Western Maryland Ballet en Pointe "The Can-Can"
1993 Renee Cole Bowie 22 Miss Northwest Maryland Patriotic Vocal "The Star-Spangled Banner"
1992 Tammy Wyatt Clinton 26 Miss Towson Vocal "Stuff Like That There"
1991 Debra Renea Fries Waldorf 26 Miss Tidewater Baton Twirling "Hooked on America" Preliminary Talent Award

Non-finalist Talent Award
1990 Kimberly Ann Grimm Mountain Lake Park 20 Miss Allegany County Vocal "One, Two, Three Say You Love Me"
1989 Virginia Cha Frederick 25 Miss Frederick Classical Piano "Étude Op. 25, No. 1" 1st runner-up Maryland's Junior Miss 1982

News anchor for CNN Headline News
1988 Lori Ann Windsor Mount Airy 20 Miss Bel Air Dance / Baton Twirling
1987 Tamara Alaine Walker Kingsville 21 Miss Montgomery County Vocal "Don't Rain on My Parade" Top 10
1986 Katrina Lynn Owens Pikesville 24 Miss Prince George's County Jazz Dance
1985 Jennifer Louise Charlton Bethesda 22 Miss Montgomery County Vocal / Dance "Last Blues Song"
1984 Mary Elizabeth Haroth Towson 25 Miss Towson Vocal "Memory"
1983 Amy Elizabeth Keys Lanham 26 Miss Howard County Popular Vocal "I'll Never Love This Way Again"
1982 Lynne Carol Graham Bethesda 23 Miss Lanham Popular Vocal "Alfie" Mother of Miss Kentucky 2007 Kaitlynne Postel
1981 Robin Harmon[7] Hagerstown 24 Miss Washington County Greek Drama "Antigone"
1980 Lisa Marie Daskal[8] Cumberland 18 Miss Allegany County Vocal & Dance Non-finalist Talent Award Toured with Miss America USO Troupe
1979 Shelly Meg Peiken Greenbelt 22 Miss Anne Arundel Self-Composed Vocal Performance "Carry Me Home" Preliminary Swimsuit Award
1978 Caroline JoAnn Donnelly College Park 21 Miss Lanham Classical Piano "Khachaturian's Toccata"
1977 Donna Marie Silvestri Catonsville 18 Miss Baltimore Modern Jazz Dance / Baton Twirling "Gonna Fly Now"
1976 Barbara Jean Jennings Greenbelt 25 Miss Prince George's County Piano "Rachmaninoff's Polichinelle" Top 10 Dr. David B. Allman Medical Scholarship
1975 Veronica Marie Clarke[9] Bel Air 21 Miss Greater Hartford County Popular Vocal "Don't Rain On My Parade" Non-finalist Talent Award
1974 Susan Jane Wohlfarth Potomac 21 Miss Olney Classical Ballet "Giselle" Contestant at Miss Teenage America 1969
1973 Kristi Maurine Reindl LaVale 19 Miss Frostburg State College Tympani Solo "The Champ" Former mayor of O'Fallon, Illinois
1972 Kathleen Louise Neff Cumberland 21 Miss Frostburg State College Dramatic Sliloquy "Shall I Tell You What I Think of You" from The King and I Top 10 Toured with Miss America USO Troupe
1971 Joan Michele Ehrgott Avondale 21 Miss Prince George's County Vocal / Dance "If My Friends Could See Me Now"
1970 Sharon Anne Cannon Salisbury 21 Miss Annendale Piano "Elephant Walk"
1969 Margaret Elaine Mackle Cecilton 21 Miss Beltsville Dramatic Monologue
1968 Karen Anne Hansen College Park 20 Miss University of Maryland Vocal "Just You Wait from My Fair Lady
1967 Ingrid Christine Larson Ellicott City 20 Miss North Carroll County Piano Solo "Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum" Top 10
1966 Linda Rita Peluzzo Oxon Hill 19 Miss Clinton-Camp Springs/Crescent City Original Monologue & Accordion Solo Non-finalist Talent Award
1965 Barbara Lynn Hamilton College Park 19 Miss Prince George's County Vocal "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man"
1964 Sharon Rae Burlington[10] Aberdeen Miss Harford County Assumed title when Donna McCauley resigned
Donna Marie McCauley Rockville 19 Miss Montgomery County Interpretive Ballet
1963 Carolyn Bond Wright Forest Hill Miss Harford County Sketch / Ballet / Modern Jazz Dance
1962 Beverly Ann Smith Essex 18 Miss Baltimore Area Organ & Piano Solo "Warsaw Concerto" Contestant at Miss Dixie 1963
1961 Patricia Ann Moon Bethesda 18 Miss Bethesda Modern Jazz Dance
1960 Robin Carole Davis Hyattsville 18 Miss Prince George's County Vocal "I Cain't Say No" Contestant at Miss Dixie 1961
1959 Marie Lorraine True Phoenix 19 Vocal / Tap Dance "The Best Things In Life Are Free"' Contestant at Miss Dixie 1960
1958 Mary Roberta Page Bethesda Chalk Sketch
1957 Nancy Elizabeth Norris Silver Spring Drama "A Letter To My Parents"
1956 Jeanette Louise Rosensteel Timonium Vocal Contestant at Miss Dixie 1957
1955 Carol Jennette Westminster Fashion Display & Speech "How To Pack a Suitcase"
1954 Phyllis Yvonne Leftwich Dundalk Vocal
1953 Meta Frances Justice Crisfield Vocal "Ave Maria"
1952 Shirley Virginia Harrison Baltimore Drama "Tom Sawyer"
1951 Georgia Reed Baltimore Vocal "Love Is Where You Find It" from The Kissing Bandit Top 10
1950 Ann Uri Baltimore Vocal / Piano
1949 Jean Crow Baltimore Fashion Design
1948 Juanita Melrose Lookabaugh Cumberland Hawaiian Hula Dance & Dress Design
1947 Carolyn Jean Dixon Cumberland Vocal "It Had to Be You"
1946 Dorothy C. Crockett Baltimore Original Poetry Recitation
1945 Virginia Lee Van Sant Cumberland Vocal "Ain't Misbehavin'" Top 13
1944 Audrey Klingenberg Baltimore
1943 Lillian Marlene Huber Baltimore
Shirlee O'Connell Baltimore Miss Baltimore
1942 Bettye Mitchell Baltimore
1941 Penny Malone Baltimore
1940 Marie Beiser Baltimore
1939 Elaine Pasqualla Crisfield
1938 Yolanda Ugarte Baltimore
1937 May Vivian Miller Baltimore Miss Baltimore
Margaret Myers Rock Hall Miss Eastern Shores
1936 Ethel Holland Berlin
Anne Margaret Kane Baltimore Miss Baltimore
1935 Frances Stine Baltimore Miss Baltimore Top 12
No pageant was held
1933 Dorothy Dennis 16
No pageants were held
1927 Beulah Goldsborough Miss Baltimore No Miss Maryland
1926 Mildred Adam Miss Baltimore No Miss Maryland
1925 Thelma Krakan Miss Baltimore Multiple Maryland representatives
Mildred Lee Purdy Miss Frederick Multiple Maryland representatives
Aleda Bradford Cook Miss Hagerstown Multiple Maryland representatives
1924 Mary Rose Kenny Miss Baltimore Multiple Maryland representatives
Gretchen Carney Miss Cumberland Multiple Maryland representatives
1923 Billie Muller Miss Baltimore Multiple Maryland representatives
Elizabeth Steele Miss Cumberland Multiple Maryland representatives
1922 Ernestine Campbell Miss Baltimore No Miss Maryland
1921 Hazel Harris Miss Ocean City No Miss Maryland


  1. ^ "Hannah Brewer Crowned Miss Maryland 2016". 
  2. ^ Calhoun, Caleb (June 27, 2015). "Miss Anne Arundel County crowned Miss Maryland". The Herald-Mail. Hagerstown, MD: Schurz Communications. Retrieved June 28, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Hagerstown resident Carlie Colella crowned Miss Maryland 2011". Herald-Mail. June 25, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Miss D.C., Maryland and Virginia vie for Miss America crown — and big scholarship money". The Washington Post. Washington, D.C.: Nash Holdings. July 17, 2011. Retrieved June 21, 2015. 
  5. ^ Associated Press (2007-07-01). "Miss Allegany County crowned Miss Maryland". WMDT. Retrieved 2007-07-01. [dead link]
  6. ^ Keels, Heather (2008-01-14). "In reality, Miss Maryland inspires and glitters". The Herald-Mail. 
  7. ^ "Robin Harmon Wins Pageant". Frederick News Post. 1981-06-29. 
  8. ^ "Lisa Daskal New Miss Maryland". Frederick News Post. 1980-06-24. 
  9. ^ "Veronica Clarke From Hartford County Wins Title of Miss Maryland 1975". Hagerstown Daily Mail. 1975-06-23. 
  10. ^ "Our Miss Marylands" (PDF). Miss Maryland. 

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