Galloway Contestants Compete in Miss New Jersey Pageant Next Week

The pageant is June 12-14. The annual Miss New Jersey Parade on the Boardwalk precedes the festivities on June 11.

Miss Eastern Shores Devon Vanderslice represents Ocean City in next week's Miss New Jersey Pageant. (Photo provided by Mark Soifer)
Miss Eastern Shores Devon Vanderslice represents Ocean City in next week's Miss New Jersey Pageant. (Photo provided by Mark Soifer)
Two Galloway natives will compete in next week's Miss New Jersey Pageant in Ocean City.

Miss Coastal Shore Cierra Kaler-Jones is a Rutgers University student. She's a dancer and her platform is "Empowering Today's Youth Through Arts."

Miss South Shore Area Amanda Ross is a Montclair State University student. She is also a dancer and her platform is "Autism Awareness."

The pageant will be held in Ocean City for the 18th time on June 12-14. The annual parade on the boardwalk kicks off the festivities on Wednesday night, June 11, 7 p.m.

All 24 contestants will dress to replicate this year’s theme, “The Red Carpet on the Ocean City Boardwalk,” and will be “Showing Their Shoes” as is the custom in Miss America sponsored parades.

For information, call Parade Director Karen Mahar at 609-626-1176.

The preliminary round will be held June 12-13, and the finals are set for June 14 at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.

All programs begin at 7:30 p.m. and the winner advances to the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City.

The other participants in this year’s pageant include:

·       Miss Atlantic County Courtney Fairfield, of Egg Harbor Township

·       Miss Atlantic Shore Melissa Hoffman, of Cranford

·       Miss Avalon Kaitlyn Schoeffel, of Egg Harbor Township

·       Miss Bergen County Area Alicia Blanks, of Newark

·       Miss Cape May County Sarah Ford, of Seaville

·       Miss Cape Resort Ashlyn Laveson, of Ventnor

·       Miss Cape Shores Olivia Michael, of Tenafly

·       Miss Central Coast Anna Negron, of Vineland

·       Miss Coastal Shore Cierra Kaler-Jones, of Galloway

·       Miss Columbus Day Lindsay Giannini, of Hammonton

·       Miss Cumberland County Kellie Santoro, of Millville

·      Miss Eastern Shores Devon Vanderslice, of Ocean City

·       Miss Gateway Angie Abdelrehim, of Verona

·       Miss Gloucester County Melissa Holtzhauser, of Mullica Hill

·       Miss Island Resort Ayla Gentiletti, of Vineland

·       Miss Monmouth County Victoria Slinger, of Oakhurst

·       Miss Northern Lakes Samantha Rossi, of Nutley

·       Miss Ramapo Valley Alyssa Clements, of Atco

·       Miss Salem County Leevon Lacy, of Woodstown

·       Miss Seashore Line Brenna Weick, of Mantua

·       Miss South Shore Area Amanda Ross, of Galloway

·       Miss Southern Counties Sandra Okuboyejo, of Vineland

·       Miss Stars and Stripes Amy Kao, of Edison

·       Miss Tri-County Ellen Chu, of Park Ridge

Profiles for each contestant are posted on missnewjersey.net.

Tickets Prices are $35 for Thursday and Friday, and $50 for the Saturday final. A package price for all three shows is $110. For tickets, call 609-315-1423.


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