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Penn State Berks Alumnus to Compete for Title of Mrs. Pennsylvania International

Story written by Emily Kenniston

Jan 23, 2020

Emily (Fitzpatrick) Kenniston, a graduate of Penn State Berks (Class of 2010), will compete against candidates from all over the state for the title of Mrs. Pennsylvania International 2020 on April 4, 2020 in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

Ms. Kenniston, who has lived in Bucks County for the last three years and currently holds the local title of Mrs. Doylestown International, is spending her time leading up the competition promoting her chosen platform of the Princess for a Day program ( In 2015, she founded The Pennsylvania Princess Project, a volunteer group of actors who portrayed beloved princess characters at local hospitals, parties, and events. It is through this volunteer work that Ms. Kenniston first performed for the PFAD program in 2017, and she is delighted to be officially representing the program this year as a pageant contestant.

Princess for a Day, an outreach of Building Hope INC., is a platform dedicated to empowering our youth and reminding them that they are unique, special, and wonderful just the way they are. PFAD’s vision is to bring together children ages 3-16 to provide a comprehensive program providing lesson on etiquette and poise, which culminates in a red carpet event where they are crowned by local pageant winners. While PFAD operates primarily in the Washington DC Metro area, founder Coressa Williams and Ms. Kenniston are in the process of bringing the program to Pennsylvania in the near future.

Ms. Kenniston, who married her college sweetheart, is proud to be a Penn State Berks alumnus, and is deeply looking forward to representing both Doylestown and her beloved PSU Berks community in the upcoming pageant.

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