Norwalk to be represented at Miss Ohio and Miss Ohio Outstanding Teen Pageant

Miss Maple City Sarah Clapper will vie for the Miss Ohio title this week in Mansfield.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jun 16, 2014


   Norwalk will be represented by two young women at the Miss Ohio/Miss Ohio Outstanding Teen Pageant this week at the Renaissance Theater.

   Miss Maple City 2014 Sarah Clapper, 19, is the daughter of Jackie and Frank Clapper of Louisville. She attends The Ohio State University. Clapper will per form a lyrical dance to “Concrete Angel” by Martina McBride. Her platform is giving young athletes a voice against sexual abuse.

   Miss Maple City Outstanding Teen 2014 Abbey Hitchens, 16, is the daughter of Gina and Greg Hitchens of Newark. She attends Newark Catholic High School. Hitchens will perform “I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5 on the piano. Her platform is “Dream Big,” pos itive self image.

   Clapper will have her interview on Wednesday afternoon and compete in talent and on-stage question on Wednesday. She will compete in swimsuit and evening wear on Thursday.

   Hitchens will compete for the title of Miss Ohio Outstanding Teen 2014 on Tuesday.

   EDITOR'S NOTE: A preview story about the pageants, written by Reflector Correspondent Dolly Ruffing, was published in Saturday's Norwalk Reflector.


Kobayashi Maru

Is Norwalk really represented when these two live hours away? The Miss Maple City pageant is represented, but these two don't really mean anything to Norwalk.

Maybe it's time the winners of Miss Maple City do some things in Norwalk - read at the library, tutor children, volunteer at various places, etc.


I wondered the same thing....why is Miss Maple City NOT from the area? Even if not from the city, at least the area, the tri-county, or the northern half of the state. Does she know anything about the area or Northern Ohio?


I think there ought to be a rule that the contestant must come from the city she is competing in. I'm sure there are plenty of Norwalk girls who could represent the Maple City just fine.