Jade Kenny is still in shock at becoming Miss Maryland.
"I honestly never really thought it would happen," said Kenny, 23, who will go on to compete in the 88th Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, N.J., on Sept. 14.
Competing in the Miss Maryland pageant for the fourth time, Kenny won the evening gown and interview portions of the pageant and tied for first place in the talent portion, during which she did a ballet routine set to C+C Music Factory's "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)."
Kenny grew up on the Eastern Shore in Madison and began competing in pageants when she was 13 to earn scholarship money for college. She graduated from...