New Castle News


September 6, 2011


NEW CASTLE — Miss Maryland?

A Neshannock High graduate could be the next Miss Maryland USA.

Brittany Barclay will compete for that title Oct. 28-30 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & conference Center. The pageant winner will represent Maryland at next year’s nationally televised  Miss USA Pageant.

Brittany, a 2007 Neshannock High graduate, is a daughter of former Neshannock Township residents Dr. Timothy H. and Lynn Barclay. She is a graduate of Liberty University and holds a bachelor of science degree in communications/journalism. She is completing her master of business administration.

She is a granddaughter of Diane Esposito, Domenick Esposito and the Rev. and Mrs. Donald Barclay.

The Miss Maryland USA pageant is the official preliminary to the Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants and are a Donald J. Trump and NBC Universal Inc. joint venture.

The Miss USA pageant began in 1952. It is part of the Miss Universe organization which produces the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA competitions.

East Brook reunion

Flo and George McConahy were the longest-married couple at a reunion of East Brook High School graduates from 1935 through 1955.

Overall, 146 alumni and friends gathered for the event at the Scott Township Fire Hall.

Eastbrook closed in 1955 when consolidation created the Laurel School District.

Jim Robinson was recognized for having received his diploma 75 years ago, in 1936. Doris Pattterson Nene had the youngest descendant, a child born the morning of the reunion.

Barbara Buchanan of California was the grad who came the farthest distance to attend, although others came from Utah, Florida, Ohio, Illinois and Michigan as well as Pennsylvania.

The reunion committee was comprised of Saundra Wettich Boyle, Eleanor Patterson Boyles, Joseph and Marian Booher Fennick, David Kennaday, Wayne Patterson and Bill and Carol Patterson Sickafuse.

KidShape starts

A nine-week interactive program for children ages 6 to 14 and their families gets underway soon.

Jameson KidShape classes start Sept. 19 at the Jameson South conference center.

The classes focus on behavior modification, peer discussion, group support, exercise and other activities that promote wellness and self-esteem.

They are sponsored by Jameson Hospital’s community and staff education department, and the Highmark Foundation.

Classes are 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19, Oct. 3, Oct. 10, Oct. 17 and Oct. 24; and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, Oct. 8 and Oct. 29.

For more information or to register, call (724) 656-4094.

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