Brianna Marie Briggs, 17, of Strasburg, was crowned the 2012 First Town Days Festival Queen on Friday evening in the Welty Middle School Auditorium.
The daughter of Eric and Michele Briggs will be a senior at Strasburg High School this fall. She received a tiara, bouquet, trophy and sash, presented by 2011 Queen Amanda Guzik. Briggs also receives a $1,000 scholarship.
“This is a good opportunity to just make a difference,” Briggs said. “I’ve always attended the Family Day at the festival and looked up to the queens. This is my chance to be a role model for others.”
Briggs sang “American Honey” by Lady Antebellum for the talent portion of the contest. In the evening gown competition, she wore a princess-style dress with varigated shades of peach and pink.
Her school activities include cheerleading, volleyball, drama club, student council and National Honor Society.//////
The first runner-up was Emma Mulvaney, 17, daughter of Michael and Jennifer Mulvaney of New Philadelphia.
She will be a senior at New Philadelphia High. She sang “1, 2, 3, 4” by Feist and tapped a tamborine along
with the beat of the music. She wore an aqua gown. She received a $300 scholarship.//// Serving as second runner-up is Richelle Aksterowicz, 15, daughter of Mark and Sandy Aksterowicz of Dover. A sophomore at New Philadelphia High,
she performed a musical number on the ukulele during the talent portion of the program. She received a $200 scholarship, with all scholarships
presented by Philadelphia VFW Post 1445.”