Miss Ohio 2011 Ellen Bryan Is From Celina

Published: Sunday, June 19, 2011 @ 8:17 AM
Updated: Sunday, June 19, 2011 @ 11:11 AM

For the second time in three years a Miss Ohio has come from Mercer County.

Saturday night in Mansfield, 22-year-old vocalist and Celina native Ellen Bryan was crowned Miss Ohio 2011. Ellen was Miss Lake Festival 2008 in Celina.

She is a graduate of Ball State University. Her platform issue for the pageant is lightning safety awareness.

Bryan beat out 25 pageant contestants Saturday in the statewide Miss Ohio Scholarship program. She received an awards package that includes a $10,000 scholarship from Newman Technology.

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She wore a glimmering, reddish dress as she was crowned by the outgoing Miss Ohio, Becky Minger.

In 2009, Erica Gelhaus from St. Henry was crowned Miss Ohio.

The runner-up was a fellow vocalist, 20-year-old University of Akron student Alissa Brumbaugh of North Canton.