Miss Pennsylvania

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Nicole Brewer, Miss Pennsylvania 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 America crown on 5 occasions.

Originally 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.

Kayla Repasky of Gettysburg was crowned Miss Pennsylvania 2018 on June 23, 2018 at The Hillman Center for the Performing Arts in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She will compete for the title of Miss America 2019 on September 9, 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Results summary[edit]

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

Placements[edit]

  • Miss Americas: Ruth Malcomson (1924), Henrietta Leaver (1935), Rose Coyle (1936), Frances Marie Burke (1940), Evelyn Margaret Ay (1954)
  • 1st runners-up: Roselle Hannon (1941)
  • 2nd runners-up: Linda Olson (1973), Susan Spafford (2000)
  • 3rd runners-up: Barbara Sue Nager (1955), Maureen Wimmer (1972)
  • 4th runners-up: Marion Green (1923), Maggie Walker (1971), Tina Louise Thomas (1974)
  • Top 5: Kathleen Coyle (1927)
  • Top 10: Dorothea Ditmer (1927), Emma Hammermeister (1943), Patricia Hunt (1953), Lois Janet Piercy (1960), Marie McLaughlin (1977), Lynn Carol Grote (1978), Carolyn Louise Black (1980), Michelle Kline (1990), Marla Wynne (1991), Melissa Jeka (2001), Nicole Brewer (2006), Emily Wills (2007), Katie Schreckengast (2018)
  • Top 12: Lenore Pollock (1935), Jean McCool (1935), Helen Keaser (1935), Margie Dorie (1944)
  • Top 13: Gloria Bair (1945)
  • Top 15: Mildred Walker (1925), Anna Mae Reefer (1926), Anna Julia Zaker (1936), Bonnie Boyle (1936), Elaine Miller (1936), Kathryn Buckley (1938), Alberta Louise Carts (1940), Mildred Saha (1940), Lillian Handford (1947)
  • Top 16: Eleanor Kramer (1946), Janice Murray (1951)
  • Top 18: Geraldine Glassman (1933)
  • Top 20: Rosalyn Menon (2002)
  • Top 23: Jane Ondeck (1923), Betty Grening (1923), Helen R. Knisely (1923)

Awards[edit]

Preliminary awards[edit]

Non-finalist awards[edit]

  • Non-finalist Talent: Lorna Malcomson Ringler (1957), Judith Lynn McConnell (1966), Gale Veronica Rothwell (1967), Connie Harness (1976), Lea Schiazza (1986), Linda O'Boyle (1992), Candace Otto (2004), Rachel Brooks (2008), Kendria Percy (2009), Amanda Smith (2015)

Other awards[edit]

  • Miss Congeniality: N/A
  • Bernie Wayne Performing Arts Award: Candace Otto (2004)
  • Cavalier Scholarship: Katarina Sitaris (1988)
  • Community Achievement Award: Rosalyn Menon (2002)
  • Dr. David B. Allman Medical Scholarship: Charmaine Kowalski (1979), Shannon Doyle (2010)
  • Quality of Life Award Winners: Michelle Kline (1990)
  • Quality of Life Award 2nd runners-up: Marla Wynne (1991)

Winners[edit]

Year Name Hometown Age Local Title Miss America Talent Placement at Miss America Special scholarships at Miss America Notes
2018 Kayla Repasky[1] Gettysburg 22 Miss Greater Carlisle Contemporary Dance, "Every Breath You Take" Miss America State Community Service Award[citation needed]
2017 Katie Schreckengast[2] Palmyra 20 Miss Central Pennsylvania Alto Saxophone, “Listen” from Dreamgirls Top 10[3] Previously Miss Pennsylvania's Outstanding Teen 2013[4]
2016 Samantha Lambert Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 22 Miss Laurelwood Acrobatic Dance, "Game of Shadows"
2015 Ashley Schmider[5] South Fayette 23 Miss Neshaminy Valley Tap Dance, "Feel This Moment" Contestant at National Sweetheart 2012
2014 Amanda Smith[6] Dade City, Florida 21 Miss Southwestern Pennsylvania Vocal, "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again" from The Phantom of the Opera Non-finalist Talent Award

Preliminary Talent Award[7]
2013 Annie Rosellini[8] Butler 21 Miss Greater Juniata Valley Lyrical Dance, "Let It Be" Previously Miss Pennsylvania's Outstanding Teen 2005[9]
2012 Jordyn Colao[10] Erie 22 Miss Freedom Forge Tap Dance, "Whatever Lola Wants" from Damn Yankees
2011 Juliann Sheldon Plum Borough 21 Miss Jewel of the West Lyrical Dance "I Believe" 2017 Carolina Panthers TopCat Cheerleader
2010 Courtney Thomas[11] Sigel 21 Miss Jewel of the West Fiddle Solo "Orange Blossom Special" Top 10 at National Sweetheart 2009
2009 Shannon Doyle[12] Wilkes-Barre 24 Miss Armstrong County Tap Dance "A Little Polish" Dr. David B. Allman Medical Scholarship
2008 Kendria Perry[13] Pittsburgh/Raleigh, NC 23 Miss Armstrong County Piano "Ballade No. 1" by F. Chopin Non-finalist Talent Award
2007 Rachel Brooks[14] Broomall 24 Miss River City Vocal "Summertime" Non-finalist Talent Award
2006 Emily Wills[15] Beaver 24 Miss Armstrong County Vocal "If I Ain't Got You" Top 10 Preliminary Swimsuit Award 2nd runner-up at National Sweetheart 2005
2005 Nicole Brewer[16] Philadelphia 22 Miss Allegheny Valley Vocal "The Wizard and I" from Wicked Top 10 Sister of Miss Maryland 2016, Hannah Brewer
2004 Victoria Bechtold[17] Johnstown 21 Miss Pittsburgh Classical Vocal "Je Veux Vivre" from Roméo et Juliette
2003 Candace Otto[18] Murrysville 23 Miss Three Rivers Classical Vocal "Non Ti Scordar di Me" by Ernesto De Curtis Bernie Wayne Performing Arts Award

Non-finalist Talent Award
2002 Autumn Marisa[19] Waynesburg 22 Miss Armstrong County Lyrical Dance "The Bells of St. Paul"
2001 Rosalyn Menon[20] Hazleton 22 Miss Three Rivers Classical Piano "Piano Sonata in C Minor" by Beethoven Top 20 Community Achievement Award

Preliminary Presentation Award
2000 Melissa Jeka[21] Warminster 23 Miss Allegheny Valley Ballet en Pointe "The Diamond" Top 10
1999 Susan Spafford[22] Erie 24 Miss Southwestern Pennsylvania Violin Solo "Polish Caprice" 2nd runner-up
1998 Mayra Acosta[23] Lewistown 22 Miss Southwestern Pennsylvania Popular Vocal "To Love You More"
1997 Heather Busin[24] Grove City 20 Miss Butler County Vocal "I Will Listen"
1996 GiGi Gordon[25] Butler 23 Miss Armstrong County Lyrical Dance "When a Man Loves a Woman"
1995 Linette Mertz[26] Kutztown 23 Miss Susquehanna Valley Country Vocal "Why Haven't I Heard from You"
1994 Kirstin Border[27] Glen Rock 24 Miss State Capitol Violin Solo "Czardas with a Twist of Orange"
1993 Diane Fabiano[28] Lansdale 24 Miss Southwestern Pennsylvania Vocal "City Lights"
1992 Judy Fitch[29] Dallas 24 Miss Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Vocal "Sincerely"
1991 Linda O'Boyle[30] Dupont 23 Miss Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Technique Tap Dance "Hoofin'" Non-finalist Talent Award
1990 Marla Wynne[31] Easton 23 Miss Southwestern Pennsylvania Ventriloquism "Together (Wherever We Go)" Top 10[32] Quality of Life Award 2nd runner-up[33] Described by broadcaster Larry King as the "ugliest girl" in the pageant.[34] King later rescinded his remarks.
Mother, Marlene Wynne, was the Executive Director of the Miss Pennsylvania pageant until death in June 2008[citation needed]
1989 Michelle Kline[35] Easton 24 Miss Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Classical Vocal "Una Voce Poco Fa" from The Barber of Seville Top 10 Quality of Life Award Winner
1988 Denise Meyer[36] Pittsburgh 21 Miss Bedford Popular Vocal "Over the Rainbow"
1987 Katarina Sitaris[37] Wilkes-Barre 24 Miss Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Classical Vocal "Quando me'n vo'" Cavalier Scholarship
1986 Darlene Deeley[38] Philadelphia 25 Miss Greater Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Gymnastics / Dance Routine
1985 Lea Schiazza[39] Philadelphia 23 Miss Montgomery County Vocal "My Mammy" Non-finalist Talent Award
1984 Gina Major[40] Huntsville 24 Miss Lehigh Valley Vocal: Judy Garland Medley
1983 Jennifer Eshelman[41] Hegins 23 Miss Pocono Classical Vocal "Adele's Laughing Song" from Die Fledermaus
1982 Laurie Ann Hixenbaugh[42] Belle Vernon 22 Miss Washington County Baton Twirling, "Pop Goes to the Movies"
1981 Jill Shaffer[43] Dover 22 Miss Lebanon Piano Solo "Grieg's Piano Concerto In A Minor"
1980 Anita Ellen Patton[44] Lebanon 21 Miss Lebanon Vocal "If You Believe" from The Wiz
1979 Carolyn Louise Black[45] Elizabethtown 22 Miss Lancaster County Vocal "All the Things You Are" Top 10
1978 Charmaine Kowalski[46] State College 22 Miss Penn State Piano Solo "Warsaw Concerto" Dr. David B. Allman Medical Scholarship
1977 Lynn Carol Grote[47] Bowmansville 22 Miss Lancaster County Piano Medley "I Got Rhythm" "The Man I Love" & "Rhapsody in Blue" Top 10 Preliminary Talent Award
1976 Marie McLaughlin[48] Levittown 23 Miss Lehigh Valley Ventriloquism "Together (Wherever We Go)" Top 10
1975 Connie Harness[49] Mechanicsburg 20 Miss Cumberland Valley Classical Vocal "Romance" from The Desert Song Non-finalist Talent Award
1974 Karen Lynn Kuhn[50] Levittown 20 Miss Lower Bucks County Ballet "Shubert Alley Overture"
1973 Tina Louise Thomas[51] Lancaster 18 Miss Lancaster County Gospel Vocal "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" 4th runner-up Preliminary Talent Award
1972 Linda Olson[52] Corry 20 Miss Indiana University of Pennsylvania Piano Solo "Gershwin Medley" 2nd runner-up
1971 Maureen Wimmer[53] Perkasie 20 Miss Bucks County Classical Vocal "Quando me'n vo" 3rd runner-up Preliminary Talent Award Toured with Miss America USO Troupe
1970 Maggie Walker[54] Harrisburg 18 Miss York County Gymnastic Ballet on the Uneven Parallel Bars "Contessa" 4th runner-up
1969 Trudy Lee Pedersen[55] Etters 18 Miss York County Vocal "The Sound of Music"
1968 Susan Robinson[56] Pittsburgh 22 Miss Pittsburgh Comedy Monologue "Sis Hopkins"
1967 Doris Ann Lausch[57] Lancaster 20 Miss Lancaster County Vocal "Love In a Home" from Li'l Abner
1966 Gale Veronica Rothwell[58] 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 Best known for her role in the Santa Barbara soap opera[citation needed]
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 her having 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[59] Springfield 21 Miss Centre County Original Flute Solo & Art Display "Night Rain on the City" Top 10 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[60] Upper Darby Miss Delaware County Vocal Non-finalist Talent Award Niece of Miss America 1924, Ruth Malcomson
1955 Pam Ulrich[61] Sinking Spring Miss Reading Drama "Proper Recitation"
1954 Barbara Sue Nager[62] Philadelphia Miss Greater Philadelphia Egyptian Ballet Dance "Egyptian Suite" 3rd runner-up
1953 Evelyn Margaret Ay[63] Ephrata 20 Miss Lancaster County Poetry Recitation "Footsteps" from Leaves from a Grass-House by Don Blanding Winner Preliminary Swimsuit Award
1952 Patricia Hunt Philadelphia Miss Greater Philadelphia Drama Top 10 Multiple Pennsylvania representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Miriam Smith[64] McAlisterville Miss Pennsylvania Pipe Organ "Tico Tico"
1951 Margaret Ramsdale Philadelphia Miss Greater Philadelphia Vocal "Danny Boy" Multiple Pennsylvania representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Clare Lippert[65] Tarentum Miss Pennsylvania Vocal "Lullaby of Broadway"
1950 Janice Murray Philadelphia Miss Greater Philadelphia Classical Vocal "O Don Fatale" from Don Carlos Top 16 Multiple Pennsylvania representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Emilie Longacre Phoenixville Miss Pennsylvania Vocal "You're My Everything"
1949 Miriam Lopayowker Philadelphia Miss Greater Philadelphia Electric Guitar "I'm in the Mood for Love" Multiple Pennsylvania representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Marlene Carozzo[66] Kennett Square Miss Pennsylvania Piano "Clair de Lune"
1948 Betty Jane Bruce Philadelphia Miss Greater Philadelphia Vocal "Fool That I Am" & "Mean to Me" Multiple Pennsylvania representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Ruth Douglas[67] Harrisburg Miss Pennsylvania Vocal Medley "Let My Song Fill Your Heart" & "Lover"
Sarah Cromwell Pittsburgh Miss Pittsburgh
1947 Kay McClane Philadelphia Miss Greater Philadelphia Vocal "Sketching" Multiple Pennsylvania representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Dorothy Gresh Williamsport Miss Pennsylvania Vocal "Lover, Come Back to Me"
Lillian Handford Pittsburgh Miss Pittsburgh Painting Display Top 15
1946 Virginia Brown Philadelphia Miss Greater Philadelphia Multiple Pennsylvania representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Eleanor Kramer Lebanon Miss Pennsylvania Vocal "My Hero" from The Chocolate Soldier Top 16 Preliminary Talent Award
1945 Timmie Weston Clairton Miss Pennsylvania Multiple Pennsylvania representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Gloria Bair Philadelphia Miss Philadelphia Dance "Temptation" Top 13
1944 Margie Dorie Pittsburgh Miss Pennsylvania Vocal "Big Boy Blue" Top 12 Multiple Pennsylvania representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Itha Duerrhammer Philadelphia Miss Philadelphia Vocal & Dance
1943 Betty Marie Marcus Kensington Miss Eastern Pennsylvania Multiple Pennsylvania representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
June McAdams Philadelphia Miss Philadelphia
Emma Hammermeister Pittsburgh Miss Western Pennsylvania Dance & Baton Twirling Top 10
1942 Geraldine Powell Philadelphia Miss Philadelphia Multiple Pennsylvania representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Ruth Elfreda Schmidt Pittsburgh Miss Western Pennsylvania
1941 Catherine Jane Albert Coatesville Miss Eastern Pennsylvania Multiple Pennsylvania representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Carrie de Ludo Philadelphia Miss Philadelphia
Roselle Hannon Pittsburgh Miss Western Pennsylvania Vocal "Because of You" 1st runner-up Preliminary Talent Award
1940 Dorothy A. Wall Lansdowne Miss Delaware County Multiple Pennsylvania representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Mildred Saha Secane Miss Eastern Pennsylvania Top 15
Frances Marie Burke Philadelphia Miss Philadelphia Vocal / Dance "I Can't Love You Anymore" Winner
Alberta Louise Carts Pittsburgh Miss Western Pennsylvania Top 15
1939 Emma Louise Knoell Philadelphia Miss Eastern Pennsylvania Multiple Pennsylvania representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Ruth Phyllis Willock Pittsburgh Miss Pennsylvania
Nancy Lee Philadelphia Miss Philadelphia
1938 Wilma Kaspar Rahns Miss Eastern Pennsylvania Multiple Pennsylvania representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Kathryn “Kay” Buckley Philadelphia Miss Philadelphia Swing Vocal Top 15
Ruth Willock Pittsburgh Miss Western Pennsylvania
1937 Beryl Kober Chalfont Miss Eastern Pennsylvania Multiple Pennsylvania representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Kathryn Crase Philadelphia Miss Philadelphia
Kathryn H. Kendrick Sunnybrook Miss Sunnybrook
1936 Margie Sossong Scranton Miss Anthracite Multiple Pennsylvania representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Elaine Miller Chester Miss Chester Top 15
Ellen McCormick Lancaster Miss Lancaster
Joan Frankenburg Miquon Miss Montgomery County
Rose Coyle Philadelphia Miss Philadelphia Vocal / Tap Dance "I Can't Escape From You" & "Truckin'" Winner
Bonnie Boyle Pittsburgh Miss Pittsburgh Top 15
Anna Julia Zaker Reading Miss Reading Top 15
Marie Ketter Ridgway Miss Western Pennsylvania
Sallie Hinton York Miss York
1935 Loretta Gale Tarle Bridgeport Miss Bridgeport Multiple Pennsylvania representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Helen Rita Skelly Conshocken Miss Conshohocken
Florence Carman Upper Darby Miss Delaware County
Margie Godwin Philadelphia Miss Mayfair
Marie Baumgard Norristown Miss Montgomery County
Helen Keaser Norristown Miss Norristown Vocal Medley "Tell Me That You Love Me Tonight" & "You're a Heavenly Thing" Top 12
Jean McCool Philadelphia Miss Philadelphia Vocal Medley "Lovely To Look At" & "Little Things You Used To Do" Top 12
Henrietta Leaver[68] Pittsburgh 19 Miss Pittsburgh Vocal / Tap Dance "Living In a Great Big Way" Winner
Alice Brown Scranton Miss Scranton
Claire Spirit Tamaqua Miss Tamaqua
Lenore Pollock West Philadelphia Miss West Philadelphia Vocal, Piano, Banjo & Dance "Dark Eyes" & "My Man" Top 12
Gertrude Schappert Wilkes Barre Miss Wilkes Barre
1934
No pageant was held
1933 Geraldine Glassman 17 Top 18
1932
No pageants were held
1931
1930
1929
1928
1927 Florence Koons Miss Pennsylvania Multiple Pennsylvania representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Kathleen Coyle Miss Philadelphia Top 5
Mary Millnack Miss Pittsburgh
Dorothea Ditmer Miss Rochester Top 10
Esther J. Cantor Miss Wilkes Barre
1926 Name unknown Miss Lancaster Multiple Pennsylvania representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Anna Mae Reefer Miss Philadelphia Top 15
Thelma Williams Miss Pittsburgh
Esther Weissinger Miss Pottsville
Illa Williams Miss Scranton
Helen Villet Grant Miss Wilkes Barre
Name unknown Miss Williamsport
1925
Annette Jackson Miss Philadelphia
N/A
Disqualified for being a professional model
Mary Ann Guth Miss Erie Multiple Pennsylvania representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Estella Wittell Miss Lancaster
Mildred Walker Miss Pittsburgh Top 15
Elsie Gallagher Miss Pottsville
Florence Zawidski Miss Reading
Beula Keator Miss Scranton
Mildred Sherman Miss Uniontown
1924
Ruth Malcomson[69] Philadelphia Miss Philadelphia Winner Aunt of Miss Pennsylvania 1956, Lorna Malcomson Ringler, and great-aunt of Miss Delaware 1981, Jodi Meade Graham
Katherine Brown Miss Altoona Multiple Pennsylvania representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Margaret McGee Miss Delaware County
Name unknown Miss Erie
Letne von Alt Johnstown Miss Johnstown
Stella Springer Lancaster Miss Lancaster
Name unknown Miss Marcus Hook
Dorothy E. Gross Norristown Miss Norristown
Helen Steubne Pittsburgh Miss Pittsburgh
Nellie M. Paige Reading Miss Reading
Theresa Matzer Miss Wilkes Barre
1923 Helen Noble Allentown Miss Allentown Multiple Pennsylvania representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Margaret Lillian Ross Miss Altoona
Agnes Connelly Erie Miss Erie
Helen R. Knisely Harrisburg Miss Harrisburg Top 23
Betty Grening Johnstown Miss Johnstown Top 23
Cora Frey Lancaster Miss Lancaster
Grace Kohr Lebanon Miss Lebanon
Mildred Maconachy Norristown Miss Norristown
Marion Green Philadelphia Miss Philadelphia 4th runner-up
Isabel Lynch Miss Pottsville
Jane Ondeck Reading Miss Reading Top 23
Mary Botto Miss Sunbury
1922 Ellen Sherr Allentown Miss Allentown Multiple Pennsylvania representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Anna Maria Burke Miss Chester
Dorothy Haupt Easton Miss Easton
Thera McDonnel Erie Miss Erie
Gertrude Shoemack Harrisburg Miss Harrisburg
Velma Zeigler Johnstown Miss Johnstown
Elsie Blumenstock Lancaster Miss Lancaster
Kitty Molineaux Philadelphia Miss Philadelphia
Rae Bennett Pittsburgh Miss Pittsburgh
Leah Knapp Miss Pottstown
Evelyn Renninger Reading Miss Reading
Gladys Greenmeyer West Philadelphia Miss West Philadelphia Amateur Division Winner
1921 Emma Pharo Harrisburg Miss Harrisburg Multiple Pennsylvania representatives

Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant
Nellie Orr Philadelphia Miss Philadelphia
Thelma Matthews Pittsburgh Miss Pittsburgh

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