From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
July 5, 2012
The Miss Wantagh Pageant has been a tradition here on Long Island, New York, since 1956.
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Soon after yesterday’s Wantagh July 4th Parade, a large crowd gathered on the front lawn of the Wantagh Elementary School on Beech Street to find out the results of this year’s Miss Wantagh Pageant:
- HAILEY ORGASS – Miss Wantagh 2012
- ALYSSA KELLY – 1st Runner Up
- PAULINA RENDA – 2nd Runner Up
- ALYSON HOPKINS – 3rd Runner Up
Miss Wantagh 2011, KARA ARENA, sang two patriotic songs in such a lovely voice it was easy to mistakenly assume artistic talent is one of the qualities contestants are judged on. In fact, the Miss Wantagh Pageant, which is not a beauty pageant, crowns a high school student based mainly on her academic excellence and community service.
Other participants in the ceremony included former Miss Wantaghs KELLY GARLAND (2010) and EDEN HELD (2009); ELLA STEVENS, the Coordinator of Miss Wantagh Pageant; Nassau County Legislator DAVE DENENBERG, who announced the 1st Runner Up; and Nassau County Clerk MAUREEN O’CONNELL, who announced Miss Wantagh 2012.
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