CANTON, OH (May 14, 2010)
– Alexandria Worstell
, 18, of Canton, Ohio, was crowned the 2010 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Queen from a field of 46 contestants. The 2010 Enshrinement Festival Queen Pageant was held Thursday, May 13, at The Canton Palace Theatre in downtown Canton. Contestants were judged on the basis of personality, poise, beauty, communication skills, academic achievement and service to community.
Seven Court members also were selected, including Alissa Brumbaugh
, 19, of North Canton, Ohio, Jeannette Elum
, 19, of Massillon, Ohio, Madison Gesiotto
, 18, of Massillon, Ohio, Alexis Giua
, 18, of North Canton, Ohio, Elizabeth Harter
, 19, of Massillon, Ohio, Taylor McLaughlin
, 18, of Massillon, Ohio, and Kelsey Richardson
, 20, of Canton, Ohio.
, the daughter of Rick and Luann Worstell, will graduate from Canton Central Catholic High School and will attend John Carroll University. Brumbaugh
, the daughter of Greg Brumbaugh and Joy Kearley, is a graduate of Louisville High School and attends The Ohio State University. Elum
, the daughter of Edward and Margaret Elum, is a graduate of Canton Central Catholic High School and attends Miami University. Gesiotto
, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. James Gesiotto, will graduate from Jackson High School and will attend The Ohio State University. Giua
, the daughter of John and Diane Giua, will graduate from GlenOak High School and will attend Penn State University. Harter
, the daughter of John and Kathy Harter, is a graduate of Jackson High School and attends The Ohio State University. McLaughlin
, the daughter of Steven and Dena McLaughlin, will graduate from Perry High School and will attend Bowling Green State University. Richardson
, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Gary Richardson, is a graduate of Jackson High School and attends The Ohio State University.
, mid-day personality and FM music director of WHBC Mix 94.1, and Ron Ponder
, host of Points to Ponder on News-Talk 1480 WHBC, were masters of ceremonies, and Tonya Hodgson Stuck
, Enshrinement Festival Queen Pageant event manager, was choreographer. Daniel Fuline
, 2010 general chairman of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival’s Chamber committees, crowned the new queen and seven court members, and Bob Hill Quartet
, Ryan Humbert
and RELM, comprised of: Raegan, Evan, Logan and Macy DeBord
provided entertainment throughout the Pageant.
Judges for the event included Cathy Durant
, president and associate publisher for TRAVELHOST of Cleveland, Akron/Canton & Amish Country, Ohio; Tanisha Rush
, vice president of community development for Fifth Third Bank; Georgia Paxos
, executive director, The Canton Palace Theatre; and Robert Timken
, managing partner for Cormony Development LLC and 2010 general vice chairman of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival’s Chamber committees.
, 2010 Queen Pageant chairman, vice chairman Kara Abbott
, and the members of the Queen Committee will work with Enshrinement Festival staff to coordinate all activities relating to the Queen and Court during their service as goodwill ambassadors and positive role models throughout the summer.
At the Enshrinees Dinner, the Court will serve as escorts to the 2010 Class of Enshrinees, including: guard Russ Grimm
, linebacker Rickey Jackson
, cornerback Dick LeBeau,
running back Floyd Little
, defensive tackle John Randle
, wide receiver Jerry Rice
, and running back Emmitt Smith
. Further, the Queen and Court will represent the community at all Enshrinement Festival activities, happening from Thursday, July 29 through Sunday, Aug. 8.
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2010 Queen Pageant Sponsors: (Bottom Row, L to R) Ernie Schott, Taggart's Ice Cream and Kennedy's BBQ; Julie McAbee, Malone University; Mrs. Dana Foltz, Dr. R. Scott Foltz, D.D.S.; Sheila Ritchie, Gasser Fine Jewelers (Middle Row L to R) Kara Abbott, Abbott Electric, Inc.; Susan Durbin, Siegfried Enterprises/McDonald's; Clara Conley, Troup & Pluto; Robin Tyler, Stark State College; C.C. Childs, Gaslite Villa Health Care; Tim Maloney, Canton Chair Rental (Top Row L to R) Barb Schloneger, AultCare; Susan Patton, Fashion Bug