Lower Dauphin High School junior was crowned Miss Hummelstown 2015, besting 17 others during the 40th annual Miss Hummelstown Pageant on Saturday, Oct. 13.
Patty Wylie, daughter of Bill and Sherie Wylie, won the title in Hummelstown, besting other contestants in the competition, which included essay writing and an interview with a panel of judges.
Wylie is involved in the school’s fall play, spring musical, National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Chamber Singers, Future Educators of America, Mini-THON, Class Council and BIG. She is a member of the Lower Dauphin Communities that Care’s Club Ophelia program and is active in her church.
Wylie was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Hummelstown.
Other award-winners, and their sponsors, include the following:
• Jordan Schaefer, first runner-up, sponsored by Lower Dauphin Communities That Care.
• Jennifer Abraham, second runner-up, sponsored by the Hummelstown Area Historical Society.
• Ellerie Krot, third runner-up, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.
Samantha Markley, sponsored by the South Hanover Lions Club, was voted Miss Congeniality by the other contestants.
The Paul Baker Essay Award winner was Sarah Jo Gibbs. She was sponsored by the Marine Corps League.
The Jerry Kling Leadership Award-winner was Gabrielle James. She was sponsored by American Legion Post 265.
Other contestants and their sponsors were: Natalie Balmer, FFO; Rachel Green, Sons of the American Legion; Alex Leader, Hummelstown Women’s Club; Madison Lilliock, East Hanover Lions Club; Brooke Lomis, Swatara Home Association; Emily McKissick, Hummelstown Area Historical Society; Sarah Parmer, Hummelstown Lions Club; Lierin Randall, Hummelstown Baseball-Softball Association; Katherine Spanos, Good Time Pearls Red Hat Society; Jenifer Ray, Hummelstown Business & Professional Association; and Amanda Walton, Hummelstown Optimist Club.
The pageant is sponsored annually by the Hummelstown Community Foundation.
The judges for the pageant were Lois Baker, Kathy Baker O’Day, Robert and Marge Cutright, and Bill and Rosemary Jackson.