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There She Is

Congratulations to ONU pharmacy student Elissa McCracken, Miss Ohio 2012!

Mansfield, OH – On Saturday evening June 23, 2012, Elissa McCracken, Miss West Central Ohio, a 20-year-old from Ada was chosen Miss Ohio 2012, which was held at the Renaissance Theater in Mansfield, OH. The competition featured 25 contestants from around the State of Ohio.

McCracken's piano talent dazzled the crowd.

Moments after being selected, McCracken shared her excitement about winning the title “I am really looking forward to my duties this year, traveling, meeting new people and getting the word out about my platform which is “Stop Cyber Bullying!”. “I am excited to spread my message and represent this program to the best of my ability”

As Miss Ohio, McCracken received a $10,000 scholarship sponsored by Newman Technology. For the talent portion of competition, McCracken dazzled the crowd with her dynamic piano arrangement to “Cumana”. McCracken will represent the State of Ohio at the Miss America Pageant on January 12, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV. McCracken is a fourth-year pharmacy student at Ohio Northern University in Ada.

The first runner up was Miss Montgomery County, Alissa Brumbaugh of North Canton, OH, and was also the recipient of Thursday’s preliminary swimsuit award. Second runner-up was Miss Greater Butler County, Anjelica Francisco of Cincinnati. Third runner-up was Miss Maple City; Kristen Free of Frankfort, OH and the Fourth runner-up was Miss All American City, Mahogany Fleming of Toledo, OH and was also the recipient of Friday’s preliminary talent award.

The Miss Ohio Scholarship Program is an official Miss America State competition. The Miss America Organization is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance.

This story was provided by the Miss Ohio Scholarship Program