WAYNESBURG – The 36th Annual Miss Rain Day scholarship pageant was held Sunday in the Stanley Fowler Auditorium at Jefferson-Morgan Junior-Senior High School, and Morgan Voithofer, 15, of Carmichaels Area Junior Senior High School, took the title. Voithofer is a daughter of Jason Voithofer and Heather Tokarcik, both of Carmichaels.
This is the third year in a row a Carmichaels student has worn the crown. Voithofer follows in the footsteps of 2013 Miss Rain Day Stephanie Mitchell and 2012 Miss Rain Day Kendall Lewis, both of Carmichaels.
Voithofer was selected by her fellow contestants as their choice for Miss Personality. She also received the top scores for interview, evening gown, sportswear, scholastic achievement and received the John O’Hara Award for best essay.
Voithofer performed a musical theater selection to “Don’t Rain on my Parade.”
The person selected as the first runner-up for 2014 was Nina Rivera, 17, of Waynesburg Central High School. Rivera was also named Miss Photogenic and received top talent honors. Rivera is a daughter of Chad and Eryan Coss of Waynesburg. Rivera performed a tap dance routine to the music titled “Mercy.”
Second runner-up for 2014 Miss Rain Day was Caitlyn Ricco, 15, of Carmichaels Area Junior Senior High School. Ricco is a daughter of Tom and Carrie Ricco of Carmichaels. Ricco received the pageantry spirit honors and the Remo C. Bertugli Award. Ricco performed a lyrical acrobatic dance to the song, “When You’re Gone.”
Carly Riggi, of Jefferson-Morgan Junior Senior High School, received both the annual Rain Maker Award for the contestant who collected the most sponsors, and the Kelly Smotzer Memorial Award. Riggi is a daughter of John and Josey Riggi of Rices Landing.
Miss Rain Day and her court will perform at 6:30 p.m. today on the lower stage in front of the Greene County Courthouse.