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Miss Citrus County

MISS CITRUS COUNTY

Ashley Morgan Surkamer, 18

Central Florida Community College

HOBBIES: Dancing, choreography, working out and making scrapbooks.

ACHIEVEMENTS: 1999 Outback Bowl performance, 2000 Miss Teen first runnerup, 2001 Miss Teen, 2002 Crystal River High School Homecoming and Prom Court, 2002 Florida State Dance Champion for Senior Soloist at Showstoppers, 2002 Top Senior Soloist at Showstoppers Regionals, second Top Ten at Applause Nationals, graduate of CRHS 2002 magna cum laude, member National Honor Society, attends dance camps and workshops around U.S.

ASPIRES: To own her own dance studio.

TALENT: Tap dance performance to Speaking in Tongues.

SPONSORS: Parents Gary and Shirley Du Vall; and Dick, Paula, Jessie and Stephanie Wheeler.

FIRST RUNNER-UP

Leilani Otero, 18

Citrus High School

HOBBIES: Cheering, dancing, singing.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Three year varsity cheerleader, National Honor Society, Beta Club, Junior and Senior Homecoming Court, Honor Roll.

ASPIRES: To become a pediatrician.

TALENT: Vocal performance titled When the Lights Go Down.

SPONSORS: Citrus Tile and Marble, Tara and David Garcia, Bank of America and friends.

SECOND RUNNER-UP

Ellen King, 19

Central Florida Community College

HOBBIES: Dancing, being with family and friends, making scrapbooks.

ACHIEVEMENTS: National Dean's List, Who's Who Among American High School Students, Peer Counselor, volunteer at Citrus United Basket and Citrus Memorial Hospital, graduated high school cum laude 2001, Miss Teen 1999, first runnerup Miss Citrus 2001, accepted into Phi Theta Kappa Academic Sorority.

ASPIRES: To obtain a degree in elementary education.

TALENT: Tap performance to Ain't What You Do.

SPONSORS: Robin King, Wade Renfro and Charles Pope Cellular.

THIRD RUNNER-UP

Stephani Leigh Fohrman, 20

University of South Florida

HOBBIES: Dancing, singing, golf, shopping.

ACHIEVEMENTS: 2002 Miss Citrus first runnerup, 2000 Miss Teen second runnerup, 2002 Florida Merit Scholarship, 2001 Frank Webb Golfer of the Year, 2001 Citrus High Choral Scholarship, member of Sigma Alpha Iota, vice president of pledge class, member of the University Singers, studied dance for 11 years, studied voice for six years, currently studying music performance and dance studies.

TALENT: Vocal performance titled Quando Me'n Vo.

SPONSORS: Parents Craig & Vicki Fohrman, J.W. Morton Century 21 Real Estate.

FOURTH RUNNER-UP (TIE) AND MISS CONGENIALITY

Jennifer Renee Arnold, 18

Crystal River High School

HOBBIES: Singing, swimming, reading, being with friends and going to concerts

ACHIEVEMENTS: Girls State, National Honor Society, varsity swimming and softball, chorus, All-State Choir, Show Choir, Interact, lifeguard, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Girls Scouts for 12 years with Gold Award, student government, yearbook editor, Citrus County Proclamation, 110 community service hours, Elks Student of the Month, Superintendent's Advisory Cabinet, Who's Who Among High School Students for three years.

ASPIRES: To become an occupational therapist and work with children

TALENT: Vocal performance of Bring on the Rain

SPONSORS: Grandparents Clara and Jerome Quinn and Connie Arnold.

Tammi Lee Robinson, 17

Citrus High School

HOBBIES: Softball, cheering, coaching various children's sports.

ACHIEVEMENTS: Coach of various Razorback cheerleading squads, member of SWAT and SADD, received Sportsmanship Award in 11th grade.

ASPIRES: To become a nurse specializing in obstetrics.

TALENT: Dance performance to Fighter.

SPONSOR: Don Poss Roofing, Inc.

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