UNION — On March 4, 2017 the University of South Carolina Union hosted the Miss USC Union Pageant. The pageant is a community service project and also provides scholarships for the queen, as well as first and second runner-ups.
The USC Union University 101 classes have raised more than $16,000 towards finding a cure for Alzheimer’s since 2011. Due to the sellout crowd this year, USC Union University 101 donated $903 to Alzheimer’s Association!
This year’s theme, “Diamond and Pearls”, showcased thirteen lovely and talented contestants: Maddy Anderson (North Augusta, SC), Kelsey Boatwright (Graniteville, SC), Carly Chavis (Warrenville, SC), Savannah England (Union, SC), Azaireion “AJ” Eison (Union, S C), Satardra Hall (Union, SC), Allison Hart (Union, SC), Lea Kershaw (Union, SC), Tori Rochester (Jonesville, SC), Mary Scarborough (Jonesville, SC), Hailey Sherbert (Buffalo, SC), Kailen Wicker (Union, SC) and Delaney Wood (Union, SC).
The pageant also included princesses in the program. The princesses ranged in ages from five years old up to 12 years. The princesses were: Olivia Alovi (Union, SC), Ella Grace Boynton (Pickens, SC), Meadow Caron & Sophia Caron (Liberty, SC), Addison Cromer (Lockhart, SC ) Tamia Gordon (Union, SC), Eva Jolly & Sophia Jolly (Union, SC), Anajiah Mayfield (Union, SC), Mara Pilgrim (Greenwood, SC), Graceanna Roberson (Jonesville, SC), Isabella Sumner (Buffalo, SC) and Katie Taylor (Union, SC) .
Azaireion “AJ” Eison won Miss Photogenic; Satardra Hall was selected as Miss Congeniality; and Kailen Wicker won Highest Overall Interview Award. Lea Kershaw was announced as second runner up and recipient of a $125 scholarship. Mary Scarborough was the first runner up and recipient of a $250 scholarship. Kailen Wicker won a $500 scholarship and the Miss USC Union 2017 title.