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.