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Service Scholarship Style Success


A Miss America Local Pageant

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Service Scholarship Style Success


A Miss America Local Pageant

 

A Lifestyle

The Miss Laurel Highlands Scholarship Pageant is a service driven scholarship award given to young women between the ages of 13 and 25. Contestants have the opportunity to; earn scholarship awards for college, gain community service experience, create a platform to exhibit your personal views on a critical issue, exercise their public speaking and interviewing skills, and most of all gain self confidence. 

 
Former Local Executive Director Kathy Smartnick, now Miss Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Teen Executive Director.    Meghan Sinisi-Miss Laurelwood 2019, Theresa Dickerson-Miss Laurel Highlands, Bryn Patton-Miss Laurel Highlands’ Outstanding Teen    Executive Director Melanie Smartnick

Former Local Executive Director Kathy Smartnick, now Miss Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Teen Executive Director.

Meghan Sinisi-Miss Laurelwood 2019, Theresa Dickerson-Miss Laurel Highlands, Bryn Patton-Miss Laurel Highlands’ Outstanding Teen

Executive Director Melanie Smartnick

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It's not a competition. It's a family.


By participating in the Miss Laurel Highlands Scholarship Pageant,  

you are making Memories that last a Lifetime 

It's not a competition. It's a family.


By participating in the Miss Laurel Highlands Scholarship Pageant,  

you are making Memories that last a Lifetime 

Kathy Smartnick

Melanie Smartnick

          Kathy & Melanie are the Miss America Local Directors for Miss Laurel Highlands Scholarship Pageant since 2009.  During that time, they have worked diligently preparing their titleholders (Their Girls) for the state competition and being nationally ready for Miss America and Miss America's Outstanding Teen.   Kathy is now Miss Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Teen Executive Director. As a state Executive Director, we are sorry to say the Miss Laurel Highlands Scholarship Organization Competitions will not be held in the future.

The new Miss Laurelwood, Tiffany Seitz, was crowned Miss Pennsylvania 2019. She makes the 5th state titleholder for these directors. Tiffany also won the Evening Gown/Social Impact Initiative Preliminary Award. Tiffany will now compete in the Miss America Competition.

Miss Laurel Highland's Outstanding Teen - Cecilia Petrush was crowned Miss Pennsylvania's Outstanding Teen 2018. At MPOT, Ceci won the Interview Award. In Florida, Ceci was awarded 1st Runner Up (Second in the Country) to Miss America’s Outstanding Teen. Other awards include: Preliminary Talent Winner (Pa’s First), Overall Vocal Performance Award, 2nd Place CMNH Miracle Maker Award, Ad Sales Award and over $20,000 in Scholarship Assistance.

          In 2016, their very first Miss Pennsylvania was crowned.  Samantha Lambert held the Miss Laurelwood title. At Miss Pennsylvania, she won the Preliminary Talent and Preliminary Swimsuit Awards.   Miss Laurel Highlands' Outstanding Teen 2014, Page Weinstein, won Miss Pennsylvania's Outstanding Teen and went on to be in the Top 8 at Miss America's Outstanding Teen National Pageant. She also won the CMNH Miracle Maker Award, and Ad Sales. Page now sponsors the Page Weinstein Teen Talent Sparkle Award for the Laurel Highlands Pageant.

          In 2011, Miss Laurel Highlands' Outstanding Teen, Kaitlynne Kline, was crowned Miss Pennsylvania's Outstanding Teen.  At the national level, she was awarded the Miss America's Outstanding Teen Honors - Outstanding Achievement in Academic Life Award. 

         

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Kathy Smartnick - Former Local Executive Director and now Miss Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Teen Executive Director

Brianna Workman - Miss 2nd Runner Up

Tiffany Seitz - Miss Laurelwood 2019 as of April 2019.

Meghan Sinisi - Miss Laurelwood 2019 - Resigned due to Graduate School

Theresa Dickerson - Miss Laurel Highlands 2019

Bryn Patton - Miss Laurel Highlands’ Outstanding Teen 2019

Olivia Jesse - Teen 1st Runner Up

Melanie Smartnick - Executive Director

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All areas of competition for Tiffany Seitz, Miss Pennsylvania 2019

All areas of competition for Tiffany Seitz, Miss Pennsylvania 2019

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Riley Evans is Miss Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Teen 2019.  Kathy is now her Executive Director.

Riley Evans is Miss Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Teen 2019. Kathy is now her Executive Director.