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Four awarded during Miss South Carolina Pageant

Miss Walterboro 2013 Donna Tillis

Miss Colleton County Rice Festival Teen Annsley Judy

Miss Walterboro Teen
Gracen Gantt

Miss Colleton County Rice Festival Keri Sanborn

The Miss South Carolina Pageant and Miss South Carolina Teen Pageant were held at the Township Auditorium in Columbia from July 9-13.

Walterboro had four representatives competing for the coveted titles; Miss Walterboro 2013 Donna Tillis, Miss Walterboro Teen Gracen Gantt, Miss Colleton County Rice Festival Keri Sanborn, and Miss Colleton County Rice Festival Teen Annsley Judy.

Donna Tillis won the July 9 Preliminary Talent competition after performing a piano rendition of “Summertime,” and received a $750 scholarship, as well as a $600 scholarship for being selected as a top 15 finalist out of 49 contestants. She also was the Bronze Medal recipient of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Gracen Gantt was a top five finalist for Children’s Miracle Network fundraising; a Bronze Medal Duke of Edinburgh Award recipient; received a Silver Medal for Presidential Service hours; and selected as Miss S.C. Teen Congeniality and received a $500 scholarship.

Keri Sanborn won a $600 Scholarship, and was a Bronze Medal recipient of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Annsley Judy won the Joel Connable Memorial Scholarship, and won a $500 scholarship. She was also a Gold Sponsor for the Miss S.C. Organization, and a Bronze Medal recipient of the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

“We are all very proud of our girls,” said Ann Drawdy, local executive director for the Miss Walterboro and Miss Walterboro Teen Scholarship Pageant. Teresa Baker, co-local executive also attended the pageant to help with the organization process of the pageant. Ann is also the local executive director for the Miss Colleton County Rice Festival Pageant.

The Miss Walterboro and Miss Walterboro Teen Pageants will be held in October. Contact Ann at (843) 893-3984, or Teresa at (843) 252-9507 for further information.

Rick Tobin, Editor (434 Posts)