Vote for Your Favorite Candidate for the Miss Ohio 2019
Graham Chevrolet People’s Choice Award

The winner will compete in the top ten on finals night!

Miss Akron Canton: Emeila Sherin

 

  • Hometown: Warren, Ohio
  • Education: Kent State University – Public Relations
  • Talent: Monologue
  • Hobbies: Singing classic rock and show tunes, writing plays and short stories, and dancing. 
  • Social Impact Initiative: We Are Only Human 

We Are Only Human focuses on addiction education and awareness by becoming independent and learning from your mistakes.



Miss Capital City: Autumn Kessler

  • Hometown: Bethesda, Ohio
  • Education: Muskingum University – Public Health
  • Talent: Tap Dance
  • Hobbies: Dancing, singing, crafting, photography, traveling & spending time with friends and family. 
  • Social Impact Initiative: They Are AUsome: Accepting Those with Autism  

Autism is the fastest growing neurological and developmental disorder in the United States. My platform aims to increase awareness and promote acceptance of all individuals with Autism. 



Miss Clayland: Rachel Gombosch

  • Hometown: Ontario, Ohio
  • Education: Graduate of University of Cincinnati
  • Talent: Vocal
  • Hobbies: Reading personal development books, podcasting, collecting sand from different areas I visited and exercise.
  • Social Impact Initiative: I Choose Joy Movement 

Showing society through education and action that the joy we seek daily is based on our principles, values and identity; not on circumstances. 

 


Miss Cuyahoga Valley: Megan Riehle

 

  • Hometown: Edgerton, Ohio
  • Education: Indiana University Fort Wayne – Nursing
  • Talent: Vocal
  • Hobbies: Baking cookies with my Grandpa, hunting with my Dad, trap shooting, yoga, watching baseball, and rooting for the Cubs. 
  • Social Impact Initiative: Serving Those Who Served for u.S. Proudly Supporting Our Local Veterans 

Raising awareness about giving our veterans the thank you and respect they deserve. 



Miss Franklin County: Mara Mason

 

  • Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
  • Education: The Ohio State University – Public Affairs Journalism 
  • Talent: Vocal
  • Hobbies: Baking, reading, weightlifting, politics, public speaking, lobbying and volunteering.
  • Social Impact Initiative: One in Five: Empowering Women, Ending Sexual Violence

Educating the community members about sexual violence, being a social and policy advocate, and working towards making positive legislative and cultural change. 


 


Miss Greater Cleveland: Emma Rose Lewis

 

  • Hometown: Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Education: Baldwin Wallace University – Broadcasting and Mass Communications 
  • Talent: Classical Vocal
  • Hobbies: Musical Theater, playing the ukulele, producing documentaries and travel.
  • Social Impact Initiative: Put It to Bed: End Binge Eating Disorder & More

Speaking about Binge Eating Disorder and other mental illnesses to get help early.

 


Miss Heart of Ohio: Monique Booher 

 

  • Hometown: Sidney, Ohio
  • Education: Miami University – Biology, Pre-Medical Studies
  • Talent: Vocal
  • Hobbies: Painting with acrylics, riding horses, international travel, and learning to ice skate.
  • Social Impact Initiative: Global Brigade: Empowering Communities to Reduce Inequalities in Healthcare 

Global Brigades resolves health & economic disparities by changing lives, bettering lives & saving lives through a holistic model empowered by a community of change-makers. 

 


Miss Lake Festival: Cami Mohler 

 

  • Hometown: Celina, Ohio
  • Education: Otterbein University – Nursing
  • Talent: Vocal
  • Hobbies: Running, singing, shopping, socializing, taking walks, and graphic design.
  • Social Impact Initiative: You Matter|Make Your Impact  

Encouraging and inspiring people of all ages to use their lives to make a positive impact on others. We can change the world. 

 


Miss Maple City: Alli Lange

 

  • Hometown: Mansfield, Ohio
  • Education: Ashland University – Music Education
  • Talent: Vocal
  • Hobbies: Playing piano, songwriting and performing, playing board games with friends and family, travel and polka dancing.
  • Social Impact Initiative: Not Yours to Take  

Shedding a light on the issues of human trafficking to inspire awareness, activism and freedom.

 


Miss Miami Valley: Rosie Westerbeck 

  • Hometown: Minster, Ohio
  • Education: Northern Kentucky University – Marketing
  • Talent: Dance
  • Hobbies: Watching baseball and cheering on the Cincinnati Reds, hiking, traveling, reading and journaling, spending time with my nephew Olen and playing basketball. 
  • Social Impact Initiative: Rosie’s Red Wagon Campaign  

Working directly with the Cincinnati Reds, schools, civic groups and businesses to collect wagons and toys for the children’s hospitals.

 


Miss Mohican Valley: Amanda Freel

 

  • Hometown: Reading, Ohio
  • Education: Graduate from University of Cincinnati – Material Science & Engineering
  • Talent: Musical Ventriloquism
  • Hobbies: Boating, traveling, hiking, and volleyball.
  • Social Impact Initiative: Overcome the Odds! Inspiring Young Women into Engineering Careers!  

Sharing my story and talking about exciting and innovative opportunities in the engineering to spark an interest in young girls to enter the engineering field.

 


Miss Montgomery County: Caroline Grace Williams 

 

  • Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Education: Miami University – Theatre and Music
  • Talent: Opera
  • Hobbies: Cake decorating, Orange Theory Fitness, canvas painting, performing in the Cincinnati area, Junior League of Cincinnati.
  • Social Impact Initiative: Caroline’s Crisis Call  

Know the F.A.C.T.S. of Calling 911



Miss North Coast: Jordan Meyer

 

  • Hometown: Medina, Ohio
  • Education: University of Pittsburgh, Case Western Reserve University – Speech-Language Pathology
  • Talent: Vocal
  • Hobbies: Crocheting, running, and singing for nursing home residents. 
  • Social Impact Initiative: Graying with Pride  

Promoting a positive outlook on aging to increase the quality of life, and to decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. 

 


Miss Northeastern Ohio: Brooke Howard 

 

  • Hometown: New Albany, Ohio
  • Education: Miami University – Political Science
  • Talent: Irish Dance
  • Hobbies: Reading and Cooking 
  • Social Impact Initiative: Creating a Vision  

Creating a Vision spreads awareness for the visually impaired through various service events across the nation.

 


Miss Northern Ohio: Mackenzie Perry

 

  • Hometown: Nelsonville, Ohio
  • Education: Ohio University – International Business, Business Pre-Law, Art History
  • Talent: Vocal
  • Hobbies: Community theatre, singing, violin, reading, juggling, and hiking.
  • Social Impact Initiative: Home Is Where The Heart Is: Helping The Homeless

 


Miss Northwestern Ohio: Emily Legenza 

 

  • Hometown: Wauseon, Ohio
  • Education: Ohio University – Music Education-Choral Emphasi
  • Talent: Vocal
  • Hobbies: Knitting, cross stitch, sewing, revamping old furniture, scrapbooking and flea markets.
  • Social Impact Initiative: Teaching Gratitude: Giving back to Teachers who Make an Impact

Raising awareness of teachers who fund their own classrooms, donating items teachers need in their classrooms, and thanking the impactful teachers in our lives! 


Miss Oxford: Caitlin Seifert 

 

  • Hometown: Niles, Ohio
  • Education: Kent State University – Fashion Merchandising
  • Talent: Baton
  • Hobbies: Puzzles, traveling, shopping, and hanging out with friends
  • Social Impact Initiative: Unity in the Community: Making Your Community a Better Home through Volunteerism  

Encouraging people to get out in their community, get involved and volunteer. 


Miss Portsmouth: Baylee Joy Martin  

 

  • Hometown: South Webster, Ohio
  • Education: Wilmington College – Communication Arts
  • Talent: Vocal
  • Hobbies: Musical theatre, showing Tennessee Walking Horses, Cross-fit, and volunteering in my community
  • Social Impact Initiative: You Will Be Found  

There is so much potential for change that comes with inspiring “finders”, rejecting the stigma of depression, and reinforcing the idea that there is hope. 


Miss River Days: Ally Smith   

 

  • Hometown: Portsmouth, Ohio
  • Education: Northern Kentucky University – Psychological Science
  • Talent: Dance
  • Hobbies: Dance Competitions, camping and hiking with my family, and photography
  • Social Impact Initiative: Nobody Sits Alone-Be A Friend, Not A Bully 

An anti-bullying campaign focusing on bullying awareness and prevention using my experiences, along with others to empower students to be a friend, not a bully.   


Miss Shawnee: Grace Brown   

 

  • Hometown: Heath, Ohio
  • Education: The Ohio State University – Pre-professional Biology
  • Talent: Tap Dance
  • Hobbies: Modeling, dancing, working out, reading, Netflixing, and shopping.
  • Social Impact Initiative: Girl2Girl: Inspiring Future STEM Leaders  

Girl2Girl is a middle school STEM program designed to educate, motivate and inspire girls to pursue their interests in STEM and choose STEM fields as a career path.  


Miss South Central: Danielle Vivcharenko 

 

  • Hometown: North Royalton, Ohio
  • Education: Kent State University – Musical Theatre
  • Talent: Vocal/Dance
  • Hobbies: Aerial yoga, figure skating, composing music, and writing poetry.
  • Social Impact Initiative: stART-Art Education Advocacy 

Supporting accessible arts education for every child throughout the State of Ohio.


Miss Tallawanda: Riley Post

 

  • Hometown: Saint Henry, Ohio
  • Education: Bowling Green State University – Integrated Language Arts Education
  • Talent: Vocal/ASL
  • Hobbies: Running, drawing, singing, reading, coffee, and naming inanimate objects 
  • Social Impact Initiative: The “Write” Mindset

The “Write” Mindset focuses on fostering student’s creativity and confidence by guiding them towards creative writing experiences and initiating open discussion with educators.