Carolyn Wright, Miss Harford County 1963, would leave her home in Forest Hill to compete for the title of Miss Maryland in Catonsville. Wright, of Grier Nursery Road, won her Miss Harford County title on May 11, 1963, when she received a $300 scholarship. Wright needed to be appropriately dressed for all of the activities of the contest. Talent was also an important part of the competition, and hers consisted of a drawing of a sophisticated lady accompanied by a ballet interpretation. During the performance, the picture changed, as did her costume, and the dance became a modern jazz number. It was hoped that because of its close location, many Harford Countians would be able to attend the pageant to show their support of Wright.