On a recent Saturday, the Landis Theater, newly owned by Ray Mamrak, held the Miss Vineland Scholarship Pageant 2020. There were 11 girls competing for the crown, formally held by Miss Marissa Marchese for 2019.
It was an evening of glitz and glam, and lots of talent. Miss Heather Raguckas, a senior at CCTEC, walked away with the crown after performing a rendition of “On My Own” from Les Miserables and answering a question regarding what she thinks is a teenager’s biggest problem these days; her answer, social media. The JROTC escorted the contestants in their evening wear part of the show.
The crown of Little Miss Vineland, formally held by Jaslene Candelaria 2019, went to Morgan Williams for 2020.
Jessica Lucena was the pageant director, alongside many volunteers and sponsors, such as Friends of Historic Vineland, Douglas Author Hair Salon, and Brass Frog Photography. The show can be seen on YouTube, thanks to the VPS TV crew.