Vanessa Van Deusen, 10, of Carbondale, recently competed in a baton twirling competition in Rahway New Jersey. She was awarded the Miss Shamrock title in 10-12 beginners age division, which is a combination of three events: modeling, strut and solo twirling. Van Deusen also won first place in open advanced modeling and basic strut. She is a member of Lynnette’s Twirlerettes and a private twirling student of Gino Cicerella, Temperance, Michigan. Her parents are Jesse and Lynnette Van Deusen Carbondale.