Judges announced for pageant

GLOVERSVILLE –A panel of judges has been assembled for the 2018 Miss Fulton County and Miss Montgomery County Pageant.

The annual pageant, run by the Miss Fulton County and Miss Montgomery County Scholarship Organization will be held at Gloversville Middle School on Saturday at 7 p.m.

The five-judge panel will score the contestants in five phases of competition. The first phase is a 10-minute, press-conference style, private interview. The remaining phases take place on the stage — lifestyle and fitness in swimwear, talent, evening wear and on-stage question.

This year’s judges are as follows:

The Head judge is Theresa Tokarowski Guirola.

Tokarowski Guirola is a wife and mother of a high-energy pooch, an adventurous two-year-old son, and baby number two who will be arriving in June.

She has been involved with the Miss America Organization as a contestant and volunteer since 2002 when she won her first title, Miss Montgomery County 2002.

In the years that Tokarowski Guirola competed, she held five local titles throughout the state, won multiple talent and community service awards, the Children’s Miracle Network Miracle Maker Award and placed in the top three at Miss New York.

She runs her own business, doTERRA essential oils.

Megan Boggs graduated from Russell Sage College in 2008 with a bachelor of arts in psychology with a minor in criminal justice. She received a juris doctorate degree, cum laude from Albany Law School in 2012.

She currently practices law at Ianniello Anderson, P.C. in Saratoga. Her primary practice is real estate and banking law.

She also is a co-owner and investor of Flutter Lash Bar and Makeup Studio in Clifton Park.

Stanley Borjarski has been a member of Actors’ Equity Association, Screen Actors’ Guild, and the Federation of Television and Radio Artists for over 35 years.

His extensive theatrical experiences have ranged from Broadway, off-Broadway, Regional Theatre, Summer Stock and Dinner Theatre. He even received a Drama Desk nomination and Outer Critics’ nomination for his performance in Howard Crabtree’s “When Pigs Fly” which ran for two years.

Nationally he was seen in commercials for Ruffles, Metamucil, U.S. Cellular phones, and EDS.Com.

Upon his return to upstate New York, Stanley worked for the Gloversville Enlarged School District for 11 years. During his tenure, there he was the technical director and assistant director for 10 musicals at the middle school. Currently he is a board member at the Glove Performing Arts Center.

Jennifer Sponnable is a school counselor at HFM PTECH, an early college high school serving the region. Previously, she worked as a school counselor for the past 10 years in several area schools. She is currently enrolled in the Teacher Leadership Program at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Sponnable graduated from Sage Graduate School with her master of science in school counseling in 1999 and received her bachelor degree from SUNY Albany in 1996.

Since 2009, she has served on the Greater Johnstown School District Board of Education and has been active in Johnstown schools’ PTA organizations. She is the current president of the Knox Junior High School PTSA.

A lifelong resident of Johnstown, Sponnable lives with her husband, Bill Ackerbauer, and their sons Liam, Carter and Finnegan.

Maxwell Spritzer works in the marketing department for Stewart’s Shops at the company’s headquarters in Saratoga Springs. He is part of small team that handles corporate contributions for non-profit, charitable organizations across upstate New York and western Vermont.

Prior to his career at Stewart’s Shops, Spritzer worked in the communications department for the Baltimore Orioles professional baseball team.

He was raised and attended school in Johnstown. He earned an associate of arts degree from Fulton-Montgomery Community College and a bachelor of science degree from the State University of New York College at Oneonta.

Spritzer is a volunteer firefighter with the Meco Volunteer Fire Company and is a member of its board of directors. He is also on the board of directors for the Fulton County Public Safety Foundation and the Fulton-Montgomery Community College Foundation.

Spritzer resides in Johnstown with his wife Sarah, daughter Talia, and is expecting a son this spring.

The pageant is open to young women from Fulton and Montgomery County. The top scorers at this years’ competition will be crowed the 48th Miss Fulton County and the 10th Miss Montgomery County and will go on to compete at the Miss New York competition, which will be held in Buffalo this summer.

Tickets for this year’s show are $15.

Tickets may be purchased at the Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market and J-Fine Jewelers, both in Gloversville; Something Special, in Johnstown; June’s Boutique, in Amsterdam; and at the door.

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