Marla Peiffer, Miss Red Rose City 2017, was named first runner-up in the Miss Pennsylvania Scholarship Pageant in Pittsburgh Saturday night.
Peiffer, who graduated from Solanco High School in 2011, is the daughter of Scott and Mary Peiffer of Quarryville. She is a graduate of Elizabethtown College, and is an occupational therapist at Austill’s Rehabilitation Services Inc. in Exton.
She wins a $2,000 scholarship as first runner-up.
Peiffer previously competed at the Miss Pennsylvania Scholarship Pageant as Miss Neshaminy Velly, Miss Greater Juniata Valley, Miss York County and Miss MidState.
Katie Schreckengast, a Palmyra High School graduate and Penn State student, was crowned Miss Pennsylvania Saturday night at the Hillman Center for the Performing Arts in Pittsburgh.
Schreckengast, who was previously crowned Miss Central Pennsylvania 2017, will compete in the Miss America Scholarship Pageant in September.
Miss Lancaster County Page Weinstein, a Pittsburgh native who is a student at the University of Alabama, also competed in Saturday night's Miss Pennsylvania pageant.
Others with Lancaster County ties competing in the pageant preliminaries and final, held Thursday through Saturday, included Solanco High School graduates Tiffany Shrom, Donna Montgomery and Kayla Schneider.
Shrom, a 2016 Solanco grad, is the daughter of Tim and Debbie Shrom of Quarryville. She competed as Miss White Rose City. She is a student at Point Park University in Pittsburgh.
Montgomery is a 2015 Solanco grad and the daughter of David and Meg Montgomery of Nottingham. A student at Temple University, she is Miss Keystone 2017.
Schneider, a 2016 Solanco graduate, is the daughter of Joel and Christine Schneider of Quarryville. She is Miss Pocono 2017, and a student at Lock Haven University.
Also this weekend, Noelle Schneider, a rising junior at Solanco High School, competed in the Miss Pennsylvania's Outstanding Young Teen pageant. Schneider, daughter of Joel and Christine Schneider of Quarryville, is this year’s Miss Lancaster County Outstanding Young Teen.
The teen pageant is also part of the Miss America Scholarship Pageant organization.
On Friday night in Pittsburgh, Madison Dompkosky, Miss Wilkes-Barre/Scranton's Outstanding Teen, was crowned the winner of the Outstanding Teen contest.
Other Lancaster County teens competing in the Outstanding Teen pageant were Jordan Fritsch of Lancaster, a Lancaster Catholic High School student competing as Miss Bucks County Outstanding Teen, and Allison Gress of Reinholds, a Conrad Weiser High School student competing at large.
Gress is the daughter of Carl and Beth Gress of Reinholds.
Other finalists at Saturday night’s Miss Pennsylvania pageant were: fourth runner-up, Katie Carlson, Miss Northeast PA; third runner-up, Cassie Cerulli, Miss Wilkes-Barre/Scranton; and second runner-up, Carolyn Brady, Miss Liberty Bell.