Local Girls Shine at Miss Shining Star Pageant - WICU12 HD WSEE Erie, PA News, Sports, Weather and Events

Local Girls Shine at Miss Shining Star Pageant

Posted: Updated:

 

There was plenty of singing, dancing and even joke telling on stage in the Harbor Creek High School auditorium as friends and family came out to cheer the participants in the annual Miss Shining Star Pageant.

Nearly 30 girls and women with special needs took the stage by themselves or with a group, to showcase their talents. Organizers say Miss Shining Star began when Harbor Creek student became frustrated that people with special needs aren't always accepted, and she wanted a night that would be all about the girls.

The pageant is now in it's fourth year, and put on my the Harbor Creek High School debate team. They say the girls talk about this pageant all year long. And seeing them perform, is makes all the hard work, well worth it.

"It's the excitement of the girls that just spur us onto finish all the little last minute details that we have to do," said Julie Gillespie, a Harbor Creek High School teacher. "So its really their joy and their infectious love that we just keep doing what we're doing. They're awesome."

This year, the competition was so stiff, that judges couldn't narrow it down to one winner and all the girls were crowned Miss Shining Star 2013. 

Gillespie said the girls are already looking forward to doing this again next November.

 

Submit your event now
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Shipyard Preparing for Major Construction Project

    Shipyard Preparing for Major Construction Project

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:33:23 GMT
    Shipyard Gearing Up For Major Construction ProjectMore >>
    Shipyard Gearing Up For Major Construction ProjectMore >>
  • Local Bank Employee Helps Bust National ID Theft Ring

    Local Bank Employee Helps Bust National ID Theft Ring

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:48:56 GMT
    A employee of a local financial institution is being credited by federal law enforcement for helping to break-up a national identity theft ring. Officials from the U.S. Attorney's Office, the FBI, and the IRS, announced the bust today in Pittsburgh. They said an employee at the Widget Financial office on East Lake Road in Erie noticed something wrong with a application to open a bank account. She took the information to the company CEO, who contacted the FBI. That action led to the arrest ...More >>
    A employee of a local financial institution is being credited by federal law enforcement for helping to break-up a national identity theft ring. Officials from the U.S. Attorney's Office, the FBI, and the IRS, announced the bust today in Pittsburgh. They said an employee at the Widget Financial office on East Lake Road in Erie noticed something wrong with a application to open a bank account. She took the information to the company CEO, who contacted the FBI. That action led to the arrest ...More >>
  • Allen Guilty in Shooting Death of Haggerty

    Allen Guilty in Shooting Death of Haggerty

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:23:57 GMT
    Dean Haggerty in a portrait provided by familyDean Haggerty in a portrait provided by family
     An Erie County jury says that the shooting death of 26-year old Dean Haggerty was not an accident. They have convicted his girlfriend of 3rd degree homicide and more.More >>
     An Erie County jury says that the shooting death of 26-year old Dean Haggerty was not an accident. They have convicted his girlfriend of 3rd degree homicide and more.More >>
  • Bald Eagle Under Treatment at Area Wildlife Center

    Bald Eagle Under Treatment at Area Wildlife Center

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:16:31 GMT
    Eagle Injured in Bird Fight?Eagle Injured in Bird Fight?
    A bald eagle is now under treatment at Crawford County's Tamarack Wildlife Center.More >>
    A bald eagle is now under treatment at Crawford County's Tamarack Wildlife Center. More >>
  • Famous Forensic Pathologist, Cyril Wecht, Speaks in Erie

    Famous Forensic Pathologist, Cyril Wecht, Speaks in Erie

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:33:09 GMT
    A man who's become world famous for his involvement in high profile murder trials is in Erie. The acclaimed Dr. Cyril Wecht spoke for UPMC Hamot's "Research Days" series to a full house at the Blasco Library on Wednesday night.More >>
    A man who's become world famous for his involvement in high profile murder trials is in Erie. The acclaimed Dr. Cyril Wecht spoke for UPMC Hamot's "Research Days" series to a full house at the Blasco Library on Wednesday night. More >>
  • Millcreek Man Arraigned For Bank Robbery Inside Mall

    Millcreek Man Arraigned For Bank Robbery Inside Mall

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:09 AM EDT2014-04-23 09:09:57 GMT
    A Millcreek man is charged with robbing a bank inside the Millcreek Mall Monday afternoon. The suspect was placed in jail with a pretty hefty bond, after a bold bank robbery Monday afternoon.More >>
    A Millcreek man is charged with robbing a bank inside the Millcreek Mall Monday afternoon. The suspect was placed in jail with a pretty hefty bond, after a bold bank robbery Monday afternoon.
    More >>
  • Waterford Snack Plant Looking to Triple in Size

    Waterford Snack Plant Looking to Triple in Size

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:03:36 GMT
    Expansion plans are already in the works, for "KLN Family Brands," the Minnesota company that bought "Troyer Farms" in Waterford this January. It all could mean even more jobs added to the area.More >>
    Expansion plans are already in the works, for "KLN Family Brands," the Minnesota company that bought "Troyer Farms" in Waterford this January. It all could mean even more jobs added to the area.
    More >>
  • 5 Charged In Massive Wire Fraud Scheme, Case Broke In Erie

    5 Charged In Massive Wire Fraud Scheme, Case Broke In Erie

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:54:48 GMT
    5 New York men are indicted in a massive wire fraud scheme, that targeted thousands of victims... And netted millions of dollars.More >>
    5 New York men are indicted in a massive wire fraud scheme, that targeted thousands of victims... And netted millions of dollars.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
3514 State St. Erie, PA 16508
Newsroom: (814)454-8812
Toll Free: 1(800)454-8812
Business offices: (814)454-5201
WICU FCC Filing
WSEE FCC Filing
Share:
Share Stories
Submit your stories to our site!
Share Photos
Share your photos in our community galleries
Mobile:
Mobile Site
Be sure to stay constantly updated with the power of WICU12 and WSEE at your fingertips
Free Android App
Free iPhone App
Free iPad App
Storm Tracker App
Droid
iPhone
iPad
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WICU. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
                   WICU/WSEE - 3514 State Street Erie, PA 16508 - (814) 454-5201 - info@wicu12.com