2021 Queen of Tolerance is: Miss Leric Scriber
Leric is a senior at Leonardtown High school and holds a 4.2 GPA while also taking courses at the College of Southern Maryland. Her parents are Tiffany Thompson and Eric Scriber. She is sponsored by the Leonardtown High School Chapter of the National Honor Society and holds office as the National Honor Society President. Miss Scriber is the Captain of the Varsity Cheerleading Team and is involved in clubs such as Black Student Union and the Superintendent Student Leadership Advisory Council. She graduated from the Dr. James A. Forrest Career & Technology Center with a Certificate of Achievement in Dental Assisting and is also the recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution Citizenship Award.
Leric is coming up on her fifth year as a competitive cheerleader and loves giving back to her community through volunteerism. Two organizations that Miss Scriber is very fond of include the ARC of Southern Maryland, earning Leonardtown High School National Honor Society the 2021 Chapter Volunteer of the year award, and Sleep in Heavenly Peace, an organization that makes beds for children in need.
In her free time, Leric loves to eat Maryland blue crabs, enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, traveling abroad, and learning American Sign Language. This is Miss Scriber’s second time winning at the St. Mary’s County Fair, her first being in the baby show.
The 2021 Queen of Tolerance, 1st runner up: Miss Riley Edgar
Riley is a senior at Great Mills High School and her parents are George and Kathryn Edgar. At Great Mills, Riley has a 4.29 GPA and is concurrently enrolled at the College of Southern Maryland and Anne Arundel Community College. At Great Mills, Miss Edgar is a board member of the National Honors Society and a member of the varsity girls’ soccer and track and field teams. Outside of school Riley works as a lifeguard, participates in a local travel soccer team, and was previously a member of a local 4-H club where she showed dairy goats. Miss Edgar prefers to be physically and mentally challenged and is pursuing a private pilot’s license in her free time.
The 2021 Queen of Tolerance, 2nd runner up: Miss Jillian Waxman.
Jillian is a senior at Great Mills High School and her parents are Debbie and Paul Waxman. She has been in the STEM Academy for nine years and has a cumulative GPA of 3.9. She is a leader in school spirit at Great Mills High School as a leader on the varsity cheerleading team. Jillian participates in the theatre program as an actress as well as costume manager and designer. She is also president of the International Thespian Society. Miss Waxman participates in other clubs at Great Mills High School including Student Government Association, Pre-Med Club, Mini-thon (which raises money for pediatric cancer), and the Ski and Snowboard Club. Over the summer, Jillian completed an internship with a psychologist which resulted in volunteering to help run a Children in Change group for children going through difficult family issues. Miss Waxman loves being involved in her community and being a leader at her school. She is very passionate about women in STEM, traveling, fashion design, and the arts.