Newcastle’s Mandy Schendel places in top 10 at Miss America

January 12, 2013

By Christina Corrales-ToyMandy Schendel, Miss Washington 2012, addresses supporters at a party held in her honor Aug. 25.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Mandy Schendel, Miss Washington 2012, addresses supporters at a party held in her honor Aug. 25.

NEW — 10:50 p.m. Jan. 12, 2013

When the semifinalists were announced at the 2013 Miss America pageant in Las Vegas, cutting down the field of 53 to just 15, it appeared that Mandy Schendel’s night was over.

But a surprise twist on the night gave new life to Schendel’s run in the competition, when judges were given the opportunity to add one more semifinalist. Read more