Tag: Miss Connecticut

The waiting is nearly over for contestants

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The late rock singer Tom Petty sang, “The waiting is the hardest part.” For the young women competing at Waterbury’s Palace Theater to become the next Miss Connecticut and Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen on June…

Play golf, meet Miss America Cara Mund

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When local golfers come out to support the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Organization on May 15 and take their turns on the greens at Stanley Golf Course in New Britain, they will experience a special treat…

Next stop, Miss Connecticut

On Friday and Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret in Uncasville, 17 women will compete for the opportunity to be the next Miss Connecticut. When the winner is selected, she will be following in the footsteps of the reigning…

Miss America through Miss Connecticut’s eyes

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — With two nights of preliminary competitions for Miss America under her belt, and one more night looming, Miss Connecticut Colleen Ward looked well-rested and perky. And that was one of the…

Local contestants get close to pageant crowns but don’t win

        [portfolio_slideshow id=8041]   PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN by MIKE CHAIKEN The local representatives for the Miss Connecticut and Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen scholarship pageant got a glimpse of the crown. But in the end, at Saturday’s…

Central Connecticut continues success in Miss CT prelims

    Central Connecticut contestants continued their run of success in the second evening of preliminary competition for the Miss Connecticut and Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen crowns. Although the Bristol, Southington, and Plainville specific competitors did not win any preliminary…

Miss Connecticut asks residents to give blood in Feb.

American Red Cross is partnering with the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Corporation and Miss Connecticut 2013 Kaitlyn Tarpey, the former Miss Southington, to sponsor a Blood Donation Challenge during the month of February to help raise awareness about the need for…

Miss Connecticut reaches semifinals

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— For pageant aficionados, the final night of competition of Miss America is the Super Bowl of pageants. And Kaitlyn Tarpey, the former Miss Southington and the reigning Miss Connecticut, showed she could…