Pottstown’s Fourth of July Homecoming Queen competition has kicked off. The four area high school students participating this year are: Megan Remick of Pottstown High School, Dana Landes of Pottsgrove High School, Sarah Maloney of Owen J. Roberts High School and Danielle Croner of Boyertown Area High School.
Several of the Fourth of July Queen contestants were on hand at the Pottstown Classics Car Club Nostalgia Night Car Show to meet supporters and try win votes on Saturday, June 7.
Tony Ziemba, president of the Classic Car Club, says these car shows are held the first Saturday of each month beginning in May and running until September. This is the first year that the homecoming festivities found joined the car show. “It’s good for both parties; a win-win situation for everyone,” Ziemba said, adding that it’s nice to see the queen out to get donations.
The car show was set up on High Street between Evans and York streets.
According to Fourth of July Committee Chairperson Marcia Levengood, Boyertown was invited to join in the competition to replace St. Pius, a school which closed a few years back.
The girls are raising money for the Fourth of July parade in Pottstown this year.
Each penny is a vote closer for them to become the 2014 Pottstown July Fourth Queen.
Megan Remick is Pottstown’s 2013 homecoming queen. Remick served as a Class of 2014 Officer and a Student government Officer and she is a member of the school’s Relay for Life Team, “Trojans for a Cure.” This summer she will attend a leadership camp sponsored by the Pottstown Rotary Club. She will be attending Moravian College in the fall where she will major in psychology with a minor in anatomy, to pursue a career in Physical Therapy.
Landes is Pottsgrove’s 2013 homecoming queen. She is involved in many activities at Pottsgrove such as soccer, lacrosse, SNAP, student government, drama club, National Honor Society, Jazz band, and DECA, for which she is a national qualifier. She has been employed at Sanatoga Thriftway since 2011. Landes plans to major in marketing this fall at James Madison University.
Moloney is Owen J. Robert’s 2013 homecoming queen. She is involved in Wildcat Ambassords, Best Buddies National Art Honor Society. Upon graduation from Owen J. Roberts High School Sarah will attend Shippensburg University where she will major in International Studies. Sarah is please and proud to be participation in the Homecoming Queen Competition.
Croner is Boyertown Senior High School’s 2013 homecoming queen and is the first Boyertown queen to compete in the Fourth July Queen Contest. Croner is State President for the Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils, and was named Berks County’s Outstanding Young Woman. She also is involved in many activities both in and out of school. Most recently, she was named as Boyertown’s Student of the Year. She will be attending Pepperdine University this fall in Malibu, California.
The contestants held their first Annual Meet of the July 4th Homecoming Queens at the McDonald’s on East High Street on May 28.
While there will be no fireworks in Pottstown this year for the Fourth of July, Levengood says the committee is in the process of revamping the festivities for the future. She also explained that more votes mean more funds for the parade and other festivities.
The parade will be held on Friday, July 4, starting at High and Keim Streets in Pottstown at 10:15 a.m.