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Ms. Delaware, Sherri McGhie CONGRATULATIONS to SHERRI McGHIE, Ms Delaware Senior America 2021!

Sherri McGhie, Ms. Delaware Senior America 2021, was born and raised in New York City. She is single and resides in Leisure Village West, an active adult community in Manchester Township.

Sherri attended Marymount Manhattan College, studying history and political science, and, later The Katharine Gibbs School. She enjoyed a long career as a legal and executive assistant working in various fields, including publishing, accounting and law firms. Sherri ran a small business for 12 years, as the owner and Executive Director of the Miss Big Apple Pageant in New York.

Sherri firmly believes that learning should be a life-long pursuit. She recently became a certified personal trainer and plans to make fitness and health coaching a second career after retiring.

Sherri began studying voice in 2004, and continues her studies with a voice teacher in New York. She loves belting out Broadway showtunes, oldies and country. She has appeared in Community Theater productions of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and CABARET. She is a proud winner of the Shore Senior Idol singing competition. Sherri and her mother, Norma McGhie, frequently perform a two woman show in venues around the state including 55+ communities, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Sherri sings, and Norma tells jokes and performs comedy routines.

Pageants have been a like long interest. She founded the Miss Big Apple Pageant in 1981, and served as Executive Director for 12 years. She has judged pageants in the local, state and national level. Sherri first became involved in the Ms. Senior America Pageant in 1995 when her mother competed in and won Ms. New Jersey Senior.

Photography is both a favorite hobby and an occasional sideline for Sherri. She is rarely seen at events without her camera, photographing friends, family, pageants, social and church functions. Her interests include traveling, especially cruising; cooking and watching cooking competitions; shopping and reading – “So many books; so little time” is a favorite quote.

Sherri is a member of the NJCC, IDEA Fitness, The Players Club, Footlighters, Caratis and the NSAA. “For me, being in my 60’s is a very positive experience, full of change and exciting possibilities, more so than any decade since I turned 20. There is planning to do, and decisions to be made. So, while no great changes have occurred in my life yet (beyond being eligible for half-price bus fare), I am enjoying life, and eagerly look forward to my next chapter.” Sherri is enjoying her year as Ms. Delaware Senior America and plans to make the most of this exciting time, “It goes by so fast!”

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