Miss Rain Day Pageant 2014
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Morgan Voithofer - Miss Rain Day 2014
Morgan is the 15-year-old daughter of Jason Voithofer and Heather Tokarcik, both of Carmichaels. She is a sophomore at Carmichaels High School where she is a highest honors student, maintains a 4.0 GPA, is treasurer of the Junior High National Honor Society, and was chosen as Outstanding Scholar of the Year. She is currently at the top of her class. She is a member of the Sr. High Chorus, Ladies Ensemble Choir, Drama Club, and is captain of the Junior Varsity Cheerleading Squad. Outside of school, Morgan takes voice and piano lessons, is a member of St. Hugh’s Catholic Church Choir where she performs various solos in Sunday Mass, volunteers at Golden Living Center in Waynesburg, and sings the National Anthem at many local events. She is also a member of the Center for Performing Arts Senior Company Theatre Program. Morgan has been awarded many vocal solos for CAHS Chorus competitions at Kennywood Park and King’s island. Morgan’s hobbies include singing, acting, shopping, cooking, reading, and spending time with her brother, Hunter, and her dogs, Minty and Pedro. Her current ambition is to attend Point Park University and major in theatre and minor in business.
2015 Miss Rain Day Applications are now available!
Gifts for Golden Living Service Project - December 20, 2014
Rotary Appearance - December 8, 2104
Waynesburg COC Christmas Parade - December 6, 2014
Waynesburg Holiday Open House - December 5, 2014
Veteran's Day Parade Appearance - November 8, 2014
King Coal Parade Appearance - August 23, 2014
Miss Rain Day Morgan Voithofer at the Greene County Fair
Miss Rain Day Morgan Voithofer Crowns Senior Miss Rain Day at Golden Living Center
RAIN DAY! MIss Rain Day 2013 - Stephanie Mitchell &
Miss Rain Day 2014 Morgan Voithofer
RAIN DAY! Carly, Miss Rain Day 2014 - Morgan Voithofer, Nina, Caitlyn, Kaya
Rain Day News
Miss Rain Day Crowned!
Miss Rain Day 2014 – Morgan Voithofer
First Runner Up - Nina Rivera
Second Runner Up - Caitlyn Ricco
Top Interview, Sportswear & Gown - Morgan Voithofer
Top Talent - Nina Rivera
Scholastic Achievement - Morgan Voithofer
Rain Maker - Carly Riggi
John O'Hara Essay Award - Morgan Voithofer
Miss Photogenic - Nina Rivera
Pageantry Spirit - Caitlyn Ricco
Miss Personality - Morgan Voithofer
Kelly Smotzer Memorial Award - Carly Riggi
Remo C. Bertugli Memorial Award - Caitlyn Ricco
2014 WANB Miss Rain Day Radio Interviews
The 2014 Miss Rain Day Contestants competing for the title and the schools they attend are as follows:
Kayla Pendland, the 16 year old daughter of Kalem and Melinda Pendland of Clarksville; Junior at Jefferson-Morgan Junior Senior High School.
Nina Rivera, the 16 year old daughter of Chad and Eryan Coss of Waynesburg; Senior at Waynesburg Central High School.
Caitlyn Ricco, the 14 year of daughter of Tom and Carrie Ricco of Carmichaels; sophomore at Carmichaels Area Junior Senior High School.
Carly Riggi, the 15 year old daughter of John and Josey Riggi of Rices Landing; Junior Jefferson Morgan Junior Senior High School.
Morgan Voithofer, the 14 year old daughter of Jason Voithofer and Heather Tokarcik, both of Carmichaels; sophomore at Carmichaels Area Junior Senior High School.
Professional Photos courtesy of Bruno & Bruno © 2014
Bailey Barnyak - 2014 Crownbearer
Bailey is the 6 year old daughter of Nikki Gasti of Carmichaels and Jeff Barnyak of Clarksville. She will attend 1st grade at Carmichaels Area Elementary School in the fall. Bailey studies dance at the Tricia Ricco Dance Studio. She attends Gymnastics classes at the West Virginia Gymnastics Training Center. Bailey enjoys participating in local pageants and has held the titles of Tiny Miss Greene County, Tiny Miss Riverfest and currently holds the title of Petite Miss Greene County. Bailey also enjoys playing t-ball. During her free time Bailey loves to swim, play American Girl dolls and visit the beach with her family. In the future Bailey would like to attend Waynesburg University to study Math and hopes to one day be a beauty shop girl. Photo courtesy of Bruno & Bruno.
2014 Miss Rain Day Pageant Kick Off Pageant
Five young women from throughout Greene County gathered recently at the Glass Room in the Benedum Hall on the Waynesburg University campus to officially kick off their quest for the Miss Rain Day title.
Distinguished guests for the evening were Miss Stephanie Mitchell, 2013 Miss Rain Day and Miss Bailey Barnyak, 2014 Crown Bearer. Bailey is the 6 year old daughter of Nikki Gasti of Carmichaels and Jeff Barnyak of Clarksville; Stephanie is the 17-year old daughter of Becky and Jim Mitchell of Carmichaels.
Westmoreland County Community College is again offering of a tuition scholarship to Miss Rain Day 2014. The scholarship may be applied to any of Westmoreland County Community College’s 65 associate degree programs that prepare students for careers or provide the first two years of the bachelor’s degree. Westmoreland County Community College President Daniel Obara noted “On behalf of our Greene County Education Center, Westmoreland County Community College is pleased to offer a tuition scholarship to this year’s Miss Rain Day Pageant winner.”
The contestants have had their portrait taken courtesy of Bruno and Bruno photography, held interviews with WANB Radio and “Crazy Dougie Wilson”, and attended a special dinner and performance of “Legally Blonde” at the Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, PA.
The contestants also spent an evening at the ball game watching the Washington Wild Things, and will volunteer their time at the Greene County Memorial Hospital Foundation Golf Outing and Habitat for Humanity Rain Day 5K race.
After the pageant, Miss Rain Day 2014, her court and the contestants will participate in the Rain Day Festival on July 29, and the winners will perform for the festivalgoers.
Miss Rain Day 2013 Stephanie Mitchell is guiding the 2014 contestants through their quest for the title and will relinquish the crown to one of this year’s contestant. In her remarks to the 2014 Contestants, Stephanie stated, “The title of Miss Rain Day 2013 has enabled me to represent Rain Day Scholarship Inc. on many different occasions. I have grown as an individual, met many new people, and mostly importantly been given the opportunity to give back to my community.”
Those competing for the title and the schools they attend are as follows:
· Kayla Pendland, the 16 year old daughter of Kalem and Melinda Pendland of Clarksville; Junior at Jefferson-Morgan Junior Senior High School
· Nina Rivera, the 16 year old daughter of Chad and Eryan Coss of Waynesburg; Senior at Waynesburg Central High School
· Caitlyn Ricco, the 14 year of daughter of Tom and Carrie Ricco of Carmichaels; sophomore at Carmichaels Area Junior Senior High School
· Carly Riggi, the 15 year old daughter of John and Josey Riggi of Rices Landing; Junior Jefferson Morgan Junior Senior High School
· Morgan Voithofer, the 14 year old daughter of Jason Voithofer and Heather Tokarcik, both of Carmichaels; sophomore at Carmichaels Area Junior Senior High School
Front Row: Bailey Barnyak – Crown Bearer
2nd Row: Carly Riggi, Stephanie Mitchell – Miss Rain Day, Morgan Voithofer, Kayla Pendland
3rd Row: Caitlyn Ricco, Nina Rivera
Bailey Barnyak – Crown Bearer, Stephanie Mitchell – Miss Rain Day, Nina Rivera, Caitlyn Ricco, Morgan Voithofer, Carly Riggi, Kayla Pendlan