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Shana Powell

Shana Powell, Miss Allegany Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


Shana Powell

There have been two African-American Miss Allegany Counties. The first of these was in 1994, Cumberland native, Tamela Frazier. On March 10, 2007, 21 year-old Shana Powell became the second African-American to win the title, "Miss Allegany County".

On June 30, 2007, Shana Powell became the eighth Miss Allegany County to win the title of Miss Maryland. A native of Bowie, Maryland and a student at Morgan State University, Shana's talent competition consisted of singing, "Glitter and Be Gay" from Candide.

The Miss Allegany pageant is open to all Maryland residents or students, and as Miss Allegany County, and Miss Maryland, Shana has taken her responsibilities seriously working with students, the mentally and physically disabled, and appearing at local, regional, and statewide events.


Text from "New Miss Maryland Shana Powell" newspaper article by Tai Shadrick, Cumberland Times-News, July 10, 2007

Photograph of Shana Powell at Friendsville Days, August 4, 2007 by Albert L. Feldstein

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Allegany County, Maryland

African Americans, History; Allegany County (Md.), History.

Allegany County (Md.), 1890-2008

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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