The Mrs. Maryland America Pageant is proudly partnered with the Blue Rose Project to help magnify fundraising efforts for the expansion of Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies at Arnold Palmer Medical Center in Orlando, Florida. We are impressed with the work accomplished through the neonatal intensive care units for over 35 years to care for babies, women and children, and to comfort families through difficult health challenges. Utilizing the beautiful Blue Rose song, we are able to reach out to improve the lives of others while creating a ripple effect of charity, compassion, hope and promise.
Exec. Producer, Mrs. Maryland America Pageant
Director, PR & Social Media
Heather Ziehl crowned Mrs. Maryland America 2013
- Heather Ziehl
- November 4, 2012
- By: Tamika Hall, examiner.com
Heather Ziehl was crowned Mrs. Maryland America 2013, Saturday, November 3, 2012 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. Heather competed as Mrs. Northern Chesapeake Maryland America 2012 against four other contestants. The remaining finalists were: First Runner-Up, Alyssa Brooks, and Second Runner-Up, Laurena Bell. In addition to taking home the crown, Heather also won the Fitness competition and Entourage Award.
"I'm honored to be amongst such an amazing group of women; all vying for the opportunity to be a part of the Mrs. Maryland America organization,” said Zihel on her Facebook event page. “Thank you to my family, friends and sponsors for your unwavering support, encouragement and generosity. I'm truly grateful for this opportunity.”
Heather serves as Marketing and Events Coordinator for the Northern Chesapeake Region Chapter (www.arcncr.org) of The Arc, the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc is dear to Heather and her husband’s heart, as their daughter was born with Down Syndrome. She is excited to take her platform of promoting inclusion for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to the ultimate level of awareness and looks forward to continuing support of all community non-profit organizations and causes especially, The Blue Rose Project.
Heather is also the founder of the award winning organization, True Housewives. True Housewives is a group of dedicated women working together to improve communities and enhance awareness for charitable, non-profit and small business organizations.
As Mrs. Maryland America 2013, Heather will represent the state of Maryland at the Mrs. America pageant next year.
Other awards given during the pageant were: The Miss Congeniality and Promotion awards were won by Laurena Bell. Ashlee Johnston took home the Fashionista Award, and Deborah Flickinger Augustin won the Photogenic Award.
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See Teresa on the front page of the Blue Rose website! Teresa Scanlon's favorite quote is from Ralph Waldo Emerson. "The first wealth is health". In August 2010, Teresa was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor. In a recent interview with FOX 45 she said "I've had two brain surgeries and dealt with numerous health challenges over the past 20 months, but with the strength of my faith in GOD, the expertise and commitment of my incredible surgeon and the enduring support of my family and friends, I am better than ever. Today, at the age of 52, I am proud and humbled to represent Maryland at the Mrs. America pageant."