Scenes From the Miss Greater Rockville Pageant

A total of 17 contestants competed for the crown.

The state's first Miss Greater Rockville Scholarship Competition welcomed contestants from around Connecticut on Saturday evening in the Rockville High School auditorium.

Judges were given the difficult task of choosing the first Miss Greater Rockville (for ages 17 to 24), Miss Greater Rockville’s Outstanding Teen (for ages 14 to 17) and Miss Tolland County.

Seventeen contestants competed in four phases of competition during the pageant, including talent, interview, bathing suit and evening gown. Contestants also discussed their chosen platforms, which included speeches about the importance of fine arts in education, overcoming child abuse, self esteem, programs for special needs children and health care for the underprivileged.

Each contestant presented compelling topics, often speaking from the heart and adding her own personal experiences, making it clear to judges and audience members alike that she would be well-suited as a role model for young women should she win the crown.

While the social significance of their interviews may have impressed the audience, the fun of their talents delighted it, as contestants took to the stage with dance performances, singing, guitar and piano playing and baton twirling.

When all was said and done, awards were given to these lucky ladies:

  • Katlyn Lewicke of Milford – Miss Greater Rockville 2012.
  • Cassia Alessandra Shoaf of North Granby – Miss Greater Rockville’s Outstanding Teen 2012.
  • Kaitlyn Bogue of Oxford – Miss Tolland County 2012.
  • Jeanette Marie Porcello of South Windsor – Teen, Miss Congeniality 2012.

People's Choice winners were: 

  • Chloe Victoria Shoaf of North Granby – Teen People’s Choice.
  • Sarah Elizabeth Browning of Rockville – Miss People’s Choice.

Prizes, savings bonds and scholarships from $200 to $500 were awarded to the winners.

During her year of service, Lewicke will travel across Connecticut, speaking to government officials, business leaders, community groups and citizens about her platform issue – the RAINmakers program – and encouraging them to become involved in her cause. Lewicke will also be eligible to compete for the Miss Connecticut title in June.

William Francis March 19, 2012 at 11:12 AM
Kudos to the organizers of this wonderful event. However, if someone from Oxford can win " Greater Tolland county", can someone from Idaho win Miss Connecticut?? I dont get it.
Rena March 19, 2012 at 01:23 PM
The seventh photo is of Kim Raymond.
Sarah Summers March 19, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Hi there, just wanted to let you know that the picture in which you tag 22 year old Sarah Darling of Stamford is actually a picture of 17 year old Kimberly Raymond of Vernon. Thanks!
Cliff Edwards March 19, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Were there any contestants actually from "Greater Rockville" ???? Would have been a nice touch!
Tom DiDio March 21, 2012 at 04:45 PM
The committee spent a considerable amount of time recruiting contestants at Rockville High School, advertised extensively in the local & social media and placed signs and posters throughout the town. We did everything we could to attract local participants. About 25% were in fact local. It is our hope that the success of the scholarship pageant this year will inspire much more local contestants next year. It is our desire to keep it as "local" as possible.


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