October 16, 2010
Ellen Bryan Crowned Miss Clayland 2011
Ellen Bryan, 22, of Celina was crowned Miss Clayland 2011 during the 55th annual scholarship pageant Saturday night in Claymont High at Uhrichsville.
Bryan is a student at Ball State University in Indiana. Her platform is “Promoting Lightning Awareness.”
Eight contestants competed for the title and $3,575 in scholarship money. There were five phases of competition: interview, swimsuit, talent, evening wear and onstage question.
Bryan was crowned by Miss Clayland 2010 Heather Waterman.
Information provided by The Times-Reporter
October 11, 2010
|The 55th Miss Clayland will be crowned on Saturday, October 16th at Claymont High School at 7 pm.
More than $3300 in scholarship will be awarded to the 10 contestants competing the five (5) phases of competition; interview, swimsuit, talent, eveningwear and onstage question. Those competing for the title of Miss Clayland 2011 are:
Alyssa Hanson, 21, is a vocalist of Dayton .
She attends The Ohio State University.
Her platform is Overcoming the Eating Disorder Battle.
Stephanie Beltz, 23, is a pianist from St. Clairsville.
She is a graduate of Columbia University .
Her platform is Advocacy for the Elderly.
Brandi Herceg, 22, is a tap dancer from Steubenville .
She is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville.
Her platform is Love Your Heart-Learn the Truth.
Ashley Bowman, 20, is a vocalist from North Canton .
She attends Kent State University .
Her platform is Get Up Get Out Get Going.
Alyssa Waldman, 19, is a vocalist from Defiance .
She attends Otterbein University .
Her platform is Conquering Childhood Cancer Now.
Allison Goodwin, 19, is a lyrical/modern dancer from Broadview Heights .
She attends Ohio University .
Her platform is Prevention of Childhood Obesity.
Sarah Hider, 19, is a vocalist from Wooster .
She attends Ohio University .
Her platform is HIV/Aids Awareness.
Courtney Crain, 20, is a vocalist from Bellefontaine.
She attends Indiana Wesleyan University .
Her platform is Preventing Child Abuse.
Kristen Piasecki, 20, is a vocalist from Parma .
She attends Baldwin Wallace College .
Her platform is Learning Through Literacy.
Ellen Bryan, 22, is a vocalist from Celina.
She attends Ball State University .
Her platform is Promoting Lightning Awareness.
Allie Krucek, Miss Clayland 2007, will serve as co-emcee along with Heather Waterman, Miss Clayland 2010. Waterman will be performing throughout the pageant. Members of the Little Theatre of Tuscarawas County’s summer production of “HONK” will also be performing.
The Miss Clayland Scholarship Program is a preliminary of the Miss Ohio and Miss America Scholarship Programs.
Tickets can be purchased at the Twin City Pharmacy or at the door. Doors open at 6:30 and tickets are $10.
For further information, please contact Martha Campbell at 740-922-1644 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 25, 2010
Attention applicants: The Scholarship Rules and Regulations Form has been revised. Please make sure you are using the correct form.
October 17, 2009
Heather Waterman, 22, of Celina was crowned Miss Clayland 2010 during the 54th annual scholarship pageant held Saturday night in Claymont High.
Waterman also received the Ray King Talent and Interview Awards, bringing her scholarship total to $2,130. The amount includes $500 to the Tuscarawas Campus of Kent State University.
Waterman was crowned by Miss Clayland 2009 and Miss Ohio Erica Gelhaus. Gelhaus is the second consecutive Miss Clayland to win the Miss Ohio crown, following Karissa Martin of Woodsfield. Martin opened the program by singing the national anthem and also performed a number from “The Sound of Music.”
“I was really surprised and excited,” Waterman said after her win. “This is my third title, and Erica has crowned me all three times. I was also Miss Lake Festival and Miss Northwestern.”
For her talent, Waterman performed the vocal “There You’ll Be” from the movie “Pearl Harbor.” She wore a yellow, two-piece bathing suit for the swimsuit portion of the contest and was asked her opinion about President Barack Obama’s national speech to schoolchildren for her impromptu on-stage question.
“I think anytime a president speaks to schoolchildren there is a great opportunity to learn,” Waterman said. Her platform is Ready, Set, Motivate, which focuses on setting goals for children and adults. She is attending graduate school at Wright State University to obtain a master’s degree in business education.
Waterman said she is happy to have the opportunity to go back to the Miss Ohio pageant in June and believes being Miss Clayland is an advantage.
“They have a great crew here, and I’m excited to work with them,” she added.
The first runner-up and recipient of a $300 scholarship was Kristy Moneysmith, 20, of Union City. Moneysmith sang “When a Man Loves a Woman” for her talent and wore a bright turquoise two-piece swimsuit. She was asked about how to encourage college graduates to stay in the area with the high rate of unemployment. Moneysmith believes stimulus money and Issue 3 would bring jobs to the region.
The second runner-up was Sherry El Sakr, 23, of Strongsville. She received a $200 scholarship and performed “Canon in D” on the piano for her talent. She wore an animal print two-piece bathing suit. Her impromptu question referred to the health care system.
The evening was reminiscent of the 1970s with the set featuring a psychedelic backdrop complete with disco dancers and mirrored disco ball for the first half of the program. In the second portion the stage reflected a prom that was flowing with multicolored streamers and tissue paper flowers.
Scott Robinson, director of the Tuscarawas County United Way, served as the master of ceremonies. Gelhaus served as co-host and also performed two Barbra Streisand favorites, “Evergreen” and “The Way We Were.” Clara Pearch of Uhrichsville sang ABBA’s hit “Dancing Queen” and accompanied herself on the piano while singing “Imagine” by John Lennon.
Danielle Henry, 20, of Stone Creek did not place but was awarded a Community Service Scholarship of $150. Henry is active with the American Cancer Society and is an advocate for Relay for Life. She also speaks to local, state and national representatives about her platform, which is Being a Cancer Advocate – Speak Up! She performed a self-choreographed dance to “Walking in Memphis.”
“My experience during the pageant was really good,” Henry said. “It’s a wonderful program.”
Judges for the pageant were Scott Spinner, Eric Rathburn, Chris Keppler, Julie Pearch, Roni Peterson and Joanne St. Clair. The Miss Clayland Pageant is a preliminary to the Miss America Scholarship Pageant.
Article courtesy Cindy Davis / The Times-Reporter: http://www.timesreporter.com/local_news/x185904999/Celina-woman-newest-Miss-Clayland
October 8, 2009
The 54th Miss Clayland Scholarship Program will be held October 17, 2009 at 7:30 pm at Claymont High School .
Six contestants will be vying for the title of Miss Clayland 2010 and the chance to compete for Miss Ohio in June of 2010.
Sherry El Sakr, 23, is a graduate of Cleveland State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology.
She is a piano player from Strongsville .
Her platform is Heart 101: Promoting Heart Healthy Lifestyles in Our Children.
Kristy Moneysmith, 20, is a student at Ball State University majoring in Speech Pathology and Audiology.
She is a vocalist from Union City .
Her platform is Mentoring Through Leadership and Role Modeling.
Danielle Henry, 20, is a student at Kent State University – Tuscarawas majoring in Nursing.
She is a dancer from Stone Creek.
Her platform is Being a Cancer Advocate – Speak Up! She is the daughter of Scott and Debbie Henry.
Ashley Bowman, 19, is a student at Kent State University majoring in Political Science.
She is a vocalist from Canton .
Her platform is Celebrate the Character in You.
Samantha Hartings, 18, is a student Coldwater High School .
She is a dancer from Coldwater.
Her platform is Child Literacy Awareness.
Heather Waterman, 22, is a graduate of Wright State University .
She is a vocalist from Celina.
Her platform is Ready, Set, Motivate.
The Master of Ceremonies will be Scott Robinson, director of the Tuscarawas County United Way. Erica Gelhaus, Miss Clayland 2009 and Miss Ohio 2009 will serve as co-host of the pageant and will also perform. Clara Pearch of Uhrichsville will also be performing.
The six young women will be competing in interview, talent, eveningwear, swim suit and on-stage question for over $3,200 in scholarships.
Advance sale tickets are available at the Twin City Pharmacy in Dennison for $10. Tickets will also be available at the door.
For further information contact Martha Campbell at (740) 922-1644 or email@example.com.
August 10, 2009
Back Row (l to r): Evan Blankenship, Mike Brewster, Zach Slagle, Jimmy Cordle, Scott Sika, Garrett Goebel
Front Row (l to r): Sarah Hider, Meggie Wittman, Heather Waterman, Ellen Bryan, Erica Gelhaus,
Renee Autherson Brown,Heather Wells, Ashley Warholic, Cayla Hellwarth, Whitney Fricke
On June 20, 2009, Miss Clayland 2009, Erica Gelhaus was crowned Miss Ohio 2009!
Congratulations and best wishes Erica!