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Article published December 19, 2012
Miss Butler County USA crowned
SVHS junior wins pageant
Kourtnie Regan was crowned Miss Butler County USA Sunday night during a pageant at the Kean Theatre in Gibsonia. She is the daughter of Kevin and Kim Regan of Seven Fields. Kourtnie is a junior at Seneca Valley High School where she is an honor roll student. She works as a hostess at Aviva Brick Oven in Warrendale. Named first runner-up was Hope Vitous, the daughter of Christine Pflugh of Butler. Second runner-up was Amanda Sybert, the daughter of Tammie Daubenspeck and Paul Sybert of Butler. Kourtnie won the $1,195 entry fee for the Miss Pennsylvania USA Pageant in 2013 and various goods and services. Kourtnie also won Miss Photogenic and McKenzie Davis, the daughter of Shawn and Gretchen Davis of Butler, won Miss Congeniality. At the beginning of the pageant, a moment of silence was taken in memory of the shooting victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Each contestant donated a gift to “Presents for Patients,” which were presented on stage during the pageant, and will be given to St. Barnabas Nursing Home patients. The pageant executive director is Marilyn E. Kane with Marilyn Kane as pageant coordinator. The competition for young women aged 17 to 25 is a preliminary to the Miss Pennsylvania USA Pageant, which leads to the nationally televised Miss USA Pageant. This pageant is part of the Miss Universe Organization, which is an NBCUniversal Media and Donald J. Trump joint venture.