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Bryn Harvey, current titleholder of the official local Miss America Foundation crown, Miss Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, will compete for the Miss Pennsylvania title June 10-14 in Pittsburgh.


She is the daughter of Judy and Jay Harvey of Trucksville, a 2008 graduate of Wyoming Seminary, and a 2012 BFA graduate of Shenandoah Conservatory, now enrolled to begin a Master’s program at Marywood University.


In 2007 she was named Queen of the Pittston Tomato Festival.


If she is successful on June 14, Harvey will be the sixth young woman born and raised in Northeastern Pennsylvania to wear the Miss Pennstlvania crown and earn the chance to compete in the Miss America Pageant.


The first young woman to win the Miss Pa/America title from NE PA, was in fact Harvey’s unt, Gina Major in 1984, then of Huntsville. Katerina Sitaris of Wilkes-Barre won the title in 1987, Linda O’Boyle of Dupont won Miss Pennsylvania in 1991, Judy Fitch of Dallas in 1992, and Shannon Doyle of Wilkes-Barre in 2009.


Harvey has worked since October to promote the message of the largest scholarship foundation for women in the world, the Miss America scholarship foundation, which gives $45 million in scholarships to young women each year.


Harvey’s local Executive Directors are Charlie Kasko and Dawn Cinti.


Harvey spent her childhood years in Pittston studying dance, voice and being active in youth theatre, dating back to 1992, at Pittston’s Major Performing Arts Center/David Blight School, on Main Street.


Harvey speaks and appears regularly on behalf of Courage Beyond Cancer: educating children and adults of all ages with Cancer Support, Awareness, and Prevention. She recently shared the podium with Dr Richard Wender, Medical Chief for the Global direction of the American Cancer Society.


She is a weekly volunteer at Candy’s Place-Cancer Wellness Center, Forty-Fort, hosted events for the Breast Cancer Coalition, Lash Out at Breast Cancer, “Party in Pink” Zumbathon, Childrens Miracle Network and more.


She serves on WBRE-TV call in shows during “Buddy Check” events, and if you are a Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins fan, you may have seen her hosting live audience games on the ice during The Pens games.


Harvey has been on staff at Wyoming Seminary since 2012 teaching dance and choreographing events, as well as choreograping and appearing in local community theatre.


She holds a Musical Theatre BFA degree from Shenandoah Conservatory.


To she Bryn has appeared in well over50 main stage musical theatre productions, with some of her favorites being Shiela in Chorus Line, Nancy in Oliver, Vivienne in Legally Blond, and Reno in Anything Goes.


Those interested may follow her accomplishments on Facebook: Bryn Harvey.


To book Miss WilkesBarre/Scranton for an event or community service project, send a request to judyharvey5@gmail.com


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