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.

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.

Results summary[edit]

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


  • 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)
  • 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), 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)


Preliminary awards

  • Preliminary Talent: Roselle Hannon (1941), Eleanor Kramer (1946), Jennie Rebecca Blatchford (1958), Lois Janet Piercy (1960), Maureen Wimmer (1972), Tina Louise Thomas (1974), Lynn Carol Grote (1978), Amanda Smith (2015)
  • Preliminary Presentation: Rosalyn Menon (2002)

Non-finalist awards

  • 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)

Quality of Life award

  • Winners: Michelle Kline (1990)
  • 2nd runners-up: Marla Wynne (1991)

Other awards

  • Dr. David B. Allman Medical Scholarship: Charmaine Kowalski (1979), Shannon Doyle (2010)
  • Cavalier Scholarship: Katarina Sitaris (1988)
  • Community Achievement Award: Rosalyn Menon (2002)
  • Bernie Wayne Performing Arts Award: Candace Otto (2004)


Year Name Hometown Age Local Title Miss America Talent Placement at Miss America Special scholarships at Miss America Notes
2017 Katie Schreckengast Palmyra 20 Miss Central Pennsylvania Saxophone Previously Miss Pennsylvania's Outstanding Teen 2013
2016 Samantha Lambert Mequon, Wisconsin 22 Miss Laurelwood Acrobatic Dance Eligible as a student at the University of Pittsburgh
2015 Ashley Schmider South Fayette 23 Miss Neshaminy Valley Tap Dance "Feel This Moment" Contestant at National Sweetheart 2012

Miss United States Continental 2014[1]
2014 Amanda Smith 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
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[2] Wilkes-Barre 24 Miss Armstrong County Tap Dance "A Little Polish" Dr.David B. Allman Medical Scholarship
2008 Kendria Perry[3] Pittsburgh/Raleigh, NC 23 Miss Armstrong County Piano "Ballade No. 1" by F. Chopin Non-finalist Talent Award
2007 Rachel Brooks[4] Broomall 24 Miss River City Vocal "Summertime" Non-finalist Talent Award
2006 Emily Wills[5] Beaver 24 Miss Armstrong County Vocal "If I Ain't Got You" Top 10 Preliminary Swimsuit Award Previously Pennsylvania's Junior Miss 2001

2nd runner-up at National Sweetheart 2005
2005 Nicole Brewer[6] Philadelphia 22 Miss Allegheny Valley Vocal "The Wizard and I" from Wicked Top 10 Sister of Miss Maryland 2016, Hannah Brewer
2004 Victoria Bechtold[7] Johnstown 21 Miss Pittsburgh Classical Vocal "Je Veux Vivre" from Roméo et Juliette
2003 Candace Otto[8] 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][9] Waynesburg 22 Miss Armstrong County Lyrical Dance "The Bells of St. Paul"
2001 Rosalyn Menon[10] 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[11] Warminster 23 Miss Allegheny Valley Ballet en Pointe "The Diamond" Top 10
1999 Susan Spafford[12] Erie 24 Miss Southwestern Pennsylvania Violin Solo "Polish Caprice" 2nd runner-up
1998 Mayra Acosta[13] Lewistown 22 Miss Southwestern Pennsylvania Popular Vocal "To Love You More"
1997 Heather Busin[14] Grove City 20 Miss Butler County Vocal "I Will Listen"
1996 GiGi Gordon[15] Butler 23 Miss Armstrong County Lyrical Dance "When a Man Loves a Woman"
1995 Linette Mertz[16] Kutztown 23 Miss Susquehanna Valley Country Vocal "Why Haven't I Heard from You"
1994 Kirstin Border[17] Glen Rock 24 Miss State Capitol Violin Solo "Czardas with a Twist of Orange"
1993 Diane Fabiano[18] Lansdale 24 Miss Southwestern Pennsylvania Vocal "City Lights"
1992 Judy Fitch[19] Dallas 24 Miss Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Vocal "Sincerely"
1991 Linda O'Boyle[20] Dupont 23 Miss Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Technique Tap Dance "Hoofin'" Non-finalist Talent Award
1990 Marla Wynne[21] Easton 23 Miss Southwestern Pennsylvania Ventriloquism "Together (Wherever We Go)" Top 10[22] Quality of Life Award 2nd runner-up[23] Described by broadcaster Larry King as the "ugliest girl" in the pageant.[24] King later rescinded his remarks.

Later was a phone guest on The Howard Stern Show[citation needed]

Mother, Marlene Wynne, was the Executive Director of the Miss Pennsylvania pageant until death in June 2008[citation needed]
1989 Michelle Kline[25] 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[26] Pittsburgh 21 Miss Bedford Popular Vocal "Over the Rainbow"
1987 Katarina Sitaris[27] Wilkes-Barre 24 Miss Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Classical Vocal "Quando me'n vo'" Cavalier Scholarship
1986 Darlene Deeley[28] Philadelphia 25 Miss Greater Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Gymnastics / Dance Routine
1985 Lea Schiazza[29] Philadelphia 23 Miss Montgomery County Vocal "My Mammy" Non-finalist Talent Award
1984 Gina Major[30] Huntsville 24 Miss Lehigh Valley Vocal: Judy Garland Medley
1983 Jennifer Eshelman[31] Hegins 23 Miss Pocono Classical Vocal "Adele's Laughing Song" from Die Fledermaus
1982 Laurie Ann Hixenbaugh[32] Belle Vernon 22 Miss Washington County Baton Twirling, "Pop Goes to the Movies"
1981 Jill Shaffer[33] Dover 22 Miss Lebanon Piano Solo "Grieg's Piano Concerto In A Minor"
1980 Anita Ellen Patton[34] Lebanon 21 Miss Lebanon Vocal "If You Believe" from The Wiz
1979 Carolyn Louise Black[35] Elizabethtown 22 Miss Lancaster County Vocal "All the Things You Are" Top 10
1978 Charmaine Kowalski[36] State College 22 Miss Penn State Piano Solo "Warsaw Concerto" Dr. David B. Allman Medical Scholarship
1977 Lynn Carol Grote[37] 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[38] Levittown 23 Miss Lehigh Valley Ventriloquism "Together (Wherever We Go)" Top 10
1975 Connie Harness[39] 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[citation needed]
Still singing and acting on stage in Pennsylvania[citation needed]
Her two daughters, Chelsea and Cameron, released their first CD two years ago[citation needed]
1974 Karen Lynn Kuhn[40] Levittown 20 Miss Lower Bucks County Ballet "Shubert Alley Overture"
1973 Tina Louise Thomas[41] 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[citation needed]
1972 Linda Olson[42] Corry 20 Miss Indiana University of Pennsylvania Piano Solo "Gershwin Medley" 2nd runner-up
1971 Maureen Wimmer[43] 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[44] Harrisburg 18 Miss York County Gymnastic Ballet on the Uneven Parallel Bars "Contessa" 4th runner-up
1969 Trudy Lee Pedersen[45] Etters 18 Miss York County Vocal "The Sound of Music"
1968 Susan Robinson[46] Pittsburgh 22 Miss Pittsburgh Comedy Monologue "Sis Hopkins"
1967 Doris Ann Lausch[47] Lancaster 20 Miss Lancaster County Vocal "Love In a Home" from Li'l Abner Appeared as a Contestant on "MATCH GAME 76"[citation needed]
1966 Gale Veronica Rothwell[48] 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[49] 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[50] Upper Darby Miss Delaware County Vocal Non-finalist Talent Award Niece of Miss America 1924, Ruth Malcomson
1955 Pam Ulrich[51] Sinking Spring Miss Reading Drama "Proper Recitation"
1954 Barbara Sue Nager[52] Philadelphia Miss Greater Philadelphia Egyptian Ballet Dance "Egyptian Suite" 3rd runner-up
1953 Evelyn Margaret Ay[53] Ephrata 20 Miss Lancaster County Poetry Recitation "Footsteps" from Leaves from a Grass-House by Don Blanding Winner Preliminary Swimsuit Award
1952 Miriam Smith[54] McAlisterville Miss Susquehanna Valley Pipe Organ "Tico Tico"
Patricia Hunt Philadelphia Drama Top 10 Competed as Miss Philadelphia
1951 Clare Lippert[55] 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 Top 16 Competed as Miss Philadelphia
1949 Marlene Carozzo[56] 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[57] 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 Top 15 Competed as Miss Pittsburgh
1946 Eleanor Kramer Lebanon Vocal "My Hero" from The Chocolate Soldier Top 16 Preliminary Talent Award
Virginia Brown Philadelphia Competed as Miss Philadelphia
1945 Timmy Weston Clairton
Gloria Bair Philadelphia Dance "Temptation" Top 13 Competed as Miss Philadelphia
1944 Margie Dorie Pittsburgh Vocal "Big Boy Blue" Top 12
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 Top 10 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 Top 15 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 Top 15 Competed as Miss Philadelphia
Ruth Willock Pittsburgh 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 Top 15 Competed as Miss Chester
Ellen McCormick Lancaster Competed as Miss Lancaster
Joan Frankenburg Miquon Competed as Miss Montgomery County
Bonnie Boyle Pittsburgh Top 15 Competed as Miss Pittsburgh
Anna Julia Zaker Reading Top 15 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 Conshohocken
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" Top 12 Competed as Miss Norristown
Jean McCool Philadelphia Vocal Medley "Lovely To Look At" & "Little Things You Used To Do" Top 12 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" Top 12 Competed as Miss West Philadelphia
Gertrude Schappert Wilkes Barre Competed as Miss Wilkes Barre
1933 Geraldine Glassman 17 Top 18
1927 Florence Koons Kathleen Coyle, Miss Philadelphia was a Top 5 and Dorothea Ditmer, Miss Rochester was a Top 10. 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 Top 15. Also representing Pennsylvania were: Esther Weissinger, Miss Pottsville; Illa Williams, Miss Scranton; and Helen Villet Grant, Miss Wilkes Barre. There was also a Miss Lancaster, Ruth S. Pickel.
1925 No Miss Pennsylvania Mildred Walker, Miss Pittsburgh was a Top 15. 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; and Mildred Sherman, Miss Uniontown. Annette Jackson, Miss Philadelphia was disqualified for being a professional model.
1924 No Miss Pennsylvania Ruth Malcomson,[58] Miss Philadelphia was Winner. She is aunt of Miss Pennsylvania 1956 Lorna Malcomson Ringler and great-aunt of Miss Delaware 1981 Jodi Meade Graham. 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; and Theresa Matzer, Miss Wilkes Barre. Also competing were a Miss Erie and a Miss Marcus Hook whose names are not known.
1923 Helen Noble Allentown Miss Allentown Multiple Pennsylvania representatives
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
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
Nellie Orr Philadelphia Miss Philadelphia
Thelma Matthews Pittsburgh Miss Pittsburgh


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  4. ^ "Grad Student’s the new Miss Pennsylvania". Philadelphia Daily News. 2007-06-25. p. 5. 
  5. ^ "Swimsuits to the Super Bowl to hotdogs". Beaver Country Times. 2007-02-07. p. B1. 
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  10. ^ "Hazelton woman crowned Miss Pa.". Philadelphia Inqurier. 2001-06-03. p. B3. 
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  12. ^ "Erie woman named Miss Pennsylvania". Allentown Morning Call. 1999-06-06. p. 1. 
  13. ^ "Acosta Dazzles in Allentown". Morning Call. 1998-08-24. p. B1. 
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  16. ^ Associated Press (1993-06-05). "Winner touts plan on literacy". The Harrisburg Patriot. p. B1. 
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  22. ^ "Miss Pennsylvania ranks in top 10" (Press release). Associated Press. 1990-09-05. 
  23. ^ "Miss Texas wins Fruit of the Loom Quality of Life Award". The Sunday Patriot-News Harrisburg. 1990-09-09. p. A2. 
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  39. ^ Associated Press (1975-09-02). "Pageant Time in Atlantic City". Milwaukee Journal. p. 11. 
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  41. ^ Associated Press (1973-06-18). "Tina Thomas Of Lancaster Wins Crown At Hershey". Gettysburg Times. p. 7. 
  42. ^ United Press International (1972-06-19). "Indiana U Co-ed Is Miss Pennsylvania". Beaver County Times. p. 7. 
  43. ^ Associated Press (1971-09-09). "Miss Pennsylvania in Talent Tie". Gettysburg Times. p. 6. 
  44. ^ Associated Press (1970-06-14). "York Entry Wins State Pageant". Reading Eagle. p. 1. 
  45. ^ Associated Press (1969-06-17). "York County Miss Wins State Title". Gettysburg Times. p. 1. 
  46. ^ Associated Press (1993-06-05). "Winner touts plan on literacy". The Harrisburg Patriot. p. B1. 
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  49. ^ Associated Press (1959-09-10). "Three Beauties In Talent Tie". Florence Times Daily. p. 5. 
  50. ^ Associated Press (1956-07-16). "Pam Ulrich Crowns Miss Pennsylvania". Reading Eagle. p. 3. 
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