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Miss Ohio: Swimsuit and Talent Winners for the First Preliminary Competition

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Mansfield, Ohio – June 17, 2010 – The Miss Ohio Scholarship Program announced today the preliminary swimsuit and talent winners for the first evening of competition at the Miss Ohio Scholarship Pageant are Nanciann Strosnider, Miss Greater Butler County, and Marisa Buchheit, Miss Maple City, respectively.  The competition continues with preliminaries on Thursday and Friday and will culminate with the crowning of Miss Ohio 2010 on Saturday, June 19, at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield, Ohio. 

Nanciann Strosnider, Miss Greater Butler County, received a $300 scholarship for the Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit award. This phase of competition focuses on maintaining a healthy, positive lifestyle.  Contestants' poise, drive, energy and charisma are factors in the judging of this category, which is worth 15 percent of the total score.  Strosnider, who also won last night's talent competition, is a 24-year-old student at Mississippi State University. She is a vocalist from Cincinnati, and her community service platform is "Reconnecting a Missing Link: Sustaining Fine Arts Education."

Marisa Buchheit, Miss Maple City, was the recipient of a $500 scholarship and the second preliminary talent award. Buchheit captivated the audience with an operatic performance of "O mio babbino caro" by Puccini.  This phase of competition is based on the contestants' preparation, performance skills and personality, as well as interpretive ability and technical excellence.  The Talent competition represents 35 percent of the contestants' total score. Buchheit is a 20-year-old student at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She is from Chicago, IL, and her community service platform is "Dream, Believe, Achieve!" 

The pageant consists of five areas of competition.  In addition to the Swimsuit and Talent categories, contestants compete in Evening Wear which accounts for 20 percent of their score and On-Stage Interview which represents five percent of their total score.  Additionally, prior to the on-stage competition, contestants met with the judges for a 10-minute private interview, which is worth 25 percent of their total scores.

This year, 26 contestants will be vying for over $44,000 in scholarships and the chance to represent Ohio at the Miss America pageant in January. 

Mansfield, Ohio – June 16, 2010 – The Miss Ohio Scholarship Program announced today the preliminary swimsuit and talent winners for the first evening of competition at the Miss Ohio Scholarship Pageant are Becky Minger, Miss All-American City, and Nanciann Strosnider, Miss Greater Butler County, respectively. 

The competition continues with preliminaries on Thursday and Friday and will culminate with the crowning of Miss Ohio 2010 on Saturday, June 19, at the Renaissance Theatre in Mansfield, Ohio. 

Becky Minger, Miss All-American City, received a $300 scholarship for the Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit award.

This phase of competition focuses on maintaining a healthy, positive lifestyle. 

Contestants' poise, drive, energy and charisma are factors in the judging of this category, which is worth 15 percent of the total score. 

Minger is a 22-year-old graduate of Bowling Green State University.  She is a vocalist from Sylvania, and her community service platform is "Discovering You, Empowering You."

Nanciann Strosnider, Miss Greater Butler County was the recipient of a $500 scholarship and the first preliminary talent award. Strosnider captured the judges' attention with a vocal rendition of "Being Alive." 

This phase of competition is based on the contestants' preparation, performance skills and personality, as well as interpretive ability and technical excellence.  The Talent competition represents 35 percent of the contestants' total score. Strosnider is a 24-year-old student at Mississippi State University. She is from Cincinnati, and her community service platform is "Reconnecting a Missing Link: Sustaining Fine Arts Education." 

The pageant consists of five areas of competition.  In addition to the Swimsuit and Talent categories, contestants compete in Evening Wear which accounts for 20 percent of their score and On-Stage Interview which represents five percent of their total score.  Additionally, prior to the on-stage competition, contestants met with the judges for a 10-minute private interview, which is worth 25 percent of their total scores.

This year, 26 contestants will be vying for over $44,000 in scholarships and the chance to represent Ohio at the Miss America pageant in January. 

Real-time competition results will be posted to Twitter at and Facebook .

The Miss Ohio Scholarship Program is part of the Miss America Organization, which is one of the nation's leading achievement programs and the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. 

 

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