Archive for Wednesday, September 13, 2000

Two local girls make finals

Tonganoxie teens shine at pageant

September 13, 2000

Two local teen-agers, Lisa Theno and Adria Lenon, were among the 12 finalists named during the Miss Kansas Teen USA portion of the 2001 Miss Kansas USA pageant held last weekend in Maize.

Lisa Theno, entering as Miss Douglas County Teen, is the daughter of Russell Theno, Charlotte, N.C., and Brenda Jones, Lawrence. Theno represented Douglas County.

Adria Lenon, entering as Miss Leavenworth County Teen, is the daughter of Walter Lenon and Lou Dabill, Tonganoxie. In the Kansas pageant, Lenon represented Leavenworth County.

Theno, who was named third runner-up out of 30 contestants, also was selected Miss Congeni-ality. She described the final moments of the pageant:

"When the top five were announced, I thought I would cry when they said 'The fifth and final spot goes to Miss Douglas County Teen, Lisa Theno."

Theno and Lenon are both seniors this year at Tonganoxie High School.

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