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Pageant contestants headed to state event

Submitted photo Pictured left to right are Frankie Scott, Marissa Bailey, Toriane Graal, Michael Garcia (interview moderator), Emily Broughton and Brittany White.

ELKINS — A send-off reception for the local representatives of the Miss Elkins Area Scholarship Program was held on June 24 in the Appalachian Room of the Isaac Jackson Inn.

The representatives will be competing for the titles of Miss West Virginia and Miss West Virginia’s Outstanding Teen 2019. Both state competitions are official preliminaries to the nationally televised Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant in Orlando, Florida. The contestants earned their local titles by competing in the Miss Elkins Area Scholarship Pageant on March 9.

Frankie Scott, Miss Elkins Area’s Outstanding Teen, and Brittany White, Miss Potomac Highlands’ Outstanding Teen, will be competing for Miss West Virginia’s Outstanding Teen 2019. Scott is a student at Tygarts Valley High School and will be performing a gymnastics routine for her talent. Her social impact initiative is Scoliosis Awareness. Brittany is a student at Elkins High School. Her social impact initiative is improving animal shelters,and her talent is baton twirling.

Toriane Graal, Miss Tygart Valley, Marissa Bailey, Miss Elkins Area and Emily Broughton, Miss Potomac Highlands will all be competing for the title of Miss West Virginia 2019. Graal’s social impact initiative is Let’s Be Clear, Children’s Leukemia, and her talent is dance/twirl. Bailey’s talent will be performing an opera selection for her talent, and her social impact initiative is A.R.T.S. Education for Success. Broughton will also be performing an opera selection for talent and her social impact initiative is Promoting Trade and Vocational Training.

The state competition begins on Friday and concludes on Saturday at the Airborne Church in Martinsburg.

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