After placing first in the worlds for Baton twirling, Allison Frances Johnson was invited to participate in the National American Miss Pageant for New York State in late September. Not only was Allison a semi-finalist in the pageant, but along with the combination of her baton and ballet routine, she placed first against the other singers, dancers and other twirlers in the talent portion of the NY State pageant. Allison (pictured left with pageant winner Ariel Struhas, right) With her victory, Allison was invited to participate in the National American Miss Pageant in California in November. Allison’s mother, Andrea, would like to thank Nina Rigas , a Rockaway resident and Michelle O’Deary, a coach for the Levittown Police Athletic League, for helping Allison to win the pageant.
The runners take off for the start of the CYO Junior Girl’s Race.