September 22, 2010

Potomac resident returns home after winning Miss Teen USA

Just over a month after graduating from Winston Churchill High School, with a 4.0 GPA none the less, Kamie Crawford of Potomac has something else to add to her resume — being crowned Miss Teen USA. Crawford, 17, will return to her alma mater Friday for a home football game as part of her own homecoming celebration and to hopefully see a few friends.

"Most of them have already gone off to college but some of them are coming back to see me," said Crawford, a former varsity cheerleading captain.

After she won Miss Maryland Teen USA in November while a student at Churchill, she made history as the first contestant from Maryland to win Miss Teen USA on July 24 in the Bahamas. She has since been attending the New York Film Academy in New York City on scholarship as part of her prize. During her homecoming celebration this weekend, Crawford is scheduled to meet Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, visit children at Children's National Medical Center in Washington D.C., participate in events for Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day, help hand out food to those in need, and meet this year's contestants for Miss Maryland Teen USA.

Crawford will be driven onto the field at Winston Churchill's football game in an antique convertible as part of a halftime celebration that the school is planning, said varsity cheerleading coach Brandi Richardson. The varsity cheerleading squad will also perform a special tribute to their former captain.

"When this happened to her I personally saw that it couldn't have happened to a better person," Richardson said. She was in the audience supporting Crawford when she was crowned Miss Teen Maryland last year.

PICTURE: Kamie Crawford of Potomac reacts after being crowned Miss Teen USA 2010 by Stormi Bree Henley, Miss Teen USA 2009, in the Bahamas on July 24. SOURCE: Gazette

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