Six young ladies will compete for the title of Miss Johnstown 2008 during the annual pageant scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10, in the Performing Arts Center.

Six young ladies will compete for the title of Miss Johnstown 2008 during the annual pageant scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10, in the Performing Arts Center.

Pageant director Christy Bailey said contestants are expected to conduct themselves in a proper manor and portray high moral standards during all pageant events and while representing themselves as a Miss Johnstown contestant or queen.

Miss Johnstown 2007 Cyndole Jeffrey has been very busy during her senior year at Johnstown-Monroe High School, where she's involved in basketball, track, Principal's Advisory Committee and as senior class president.

Being crowned Miss Johnstown has been one of the most exciting things to happen in her life, she said. "The whole experience has been unforgettable," Jeffrey added.

In her role as Miss Johnstown, she spoke to youth groups at local churches. She said her favorite moments have been spending time with Johnstown's Little Miss Firecracker 2007 Alisha Sloan and being a role model for other little girls. Her favorite event this year was the Millersport Sweet Corn pageant, where she had the opportunity to meet other queens from the area and be in the parade with the Big Red Band.

She is employed with Abercrombie and Fitch and Johnstown's Twister's.

Jeffrey will be traveling to Lesotho, South Africa, at the end of June on her second international mission trip.

Later this fall, she plans to attend Mount Vernon Nazarene University, where she will major in nursing.

Jeffrey said she is thankful for the support from her mom and dad during her reign as Miss Johnstown, and she wishes the best of luck to this year's contestants: Brianna Warner, Lindsey Mallett, Kim Adams, Caitlyn Dever, Nikki Decker and Ashley Ross.

Warner, 15, is the daughter of Brian and Beth Warner.

This fall, she will be a junior at J-M, where her school activities include being a member of the Big Red Band, Chorale, pep band, symphonic band, Apogee and school musicals. She was also a member of student council this year and she participates in solo and ensemble contests for choir and band.

Outside of school, Warner keeps busy with church, dance, piano and 4-H activities. She has been dancing for 13 years with the Dollenmayer Dance Studio, where she has studied ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and hip-hop.

At church, she enjoys helping with the music and skits for vacation bible school and being a part of the youth group. Warner is in her ninth year of piano instruction with the Bruce Piper Studio.

She has also been a member of the Buttons-n-Bakers 4-H Club for seven years, and she will show her sixth steer in the steer pool show at the Hartford Fair.

Her future plans include earning a degree in music education and musical theater.

Mallett, 18, is the daughter of Rick and Tammy Mallett.

She is a senior at J-M. Mallett's senior year has included cheering for the varsity football and basketball teams. She has received recognition for her cheering by being named "most dedicated" and captain of the squad as well as receiving the scholar athlete award.

Mallett has served as senior class secretary, student council representative and danced in the recent musical "Anything Goes."

After graduation, Mallett plans to continue her education by studying dentistry.

Adams is the daughter of Thomas and Patricia Adams of Johnstown.

She said she has enjoyed being in the architectural and engineering design program at CTEC.

Adams is involved with Campus Life and also helps teach the middle school Campus Life and is a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Johnstown. She is also involved in the Monroe Township Explorer program and enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

Dever, 17, is the daughter of Dave and Monica Dever.

This fall, she will be a senior at J-M, where she's in student council, symphonic choir, Apogee, principal's committee, stand committee, prom committee and many other organizations.

Dever is also active in her FFA chapter, which she will serve as president next year.

She also participates with the Hartford Fair's Junior Fair Board, where she serves as the swine chair and the FFA building chair. She is also very active in Church at Faith Fellowship.

Her future plans include attending The Ohio State University to major in agriculture.

Decker, 16, is the daughter of Michael and Brenda Decker.

She will be a senior this fall at J-M, where she's involved in sports, music and various clubs.

Decker has participated in track and field and cheerleading for three years. She has also participated in the Johnstown choir program since the sixth grade and has met her goals of being part of the specialty groups Jazzy Johnnies, Chorale, and Apogee.

Decker has also played roles in five musicals during her time in the music program. She is also involved in Spanish Club and Wellness Club at the high school.

Outside of school, Decker enjoys working at New Albany's The Chocolate Octopus and attending weekly karate classes at the Shorin Ryu Karate Club.

She plans to attend college after high school to pursue a career nursing.

Ross, 16, is the daughter of Kimberly and Rick Ross.

She will be a senior this fall at J-M, where she was a cheerleader this past year. In her spare time, she enjoys competition dancing and spending time with her family and friends.

The annual Miss Johnstown Pageant kicks off the Johnstown Fireman's Festival that will be held June 11-14. The pageant is sponsored by the Johnstown Fireman's Association Inc. Admission to the pageant is $2 at the door. Children age 10 and younger will be admitted free.