UNION — On March 9, 2013 the University 101 Classes at USC Union will produce the second Miss USC Union Pageant since 1978. Last year the pageant was reincarnated as a community service project. Proceeds from this pageant will benefit the local Alzheimer’s Association. Since fall 2011 the University 101 classes have raised more than $10,000 towards finding a cure for Alzheimer’s.
This year’s theme, “Carolina Girls,” will showcase 11 young women throughout the evening in casual wear, on-stage questions, talent and evening gown competition. This year each contestant has selected an escort for the opening number and evening gown portion of the pageant. The venue is the USCU Main Building Auditorium.
Last year’s Miss USC Union, Kaitlyn J. Wade will entertain the audience with her talent and crown the 2013 Miss USC Union. Admission to the pageant is by ticket only. The tickets are $5 each and can be purchased prior to the pageant from: University 101 students, contestants, the USCU Financial Aid Office (864-429-8728 or 1-800-768-5566, ext. 7724) or USC Union @ Laurens Campus. Tickets will be sold the night of the pageant.
This year’s contestants are: Erika Clayton (Jonesville), Stephanie Davis (Union), La’Kenya Dawkins (Union), Ashley Gore (Union), Katie Melton (Lockhart), Ashley Parker (Jonesville), Laytesha Porter (Union), Sade’ Sturkey (Clinton), Alexis Taylor (Buffalo), Chelsi Rist (Lockhart), Cynthia Thomas (Carlisle) and Cristen Wheatley (Buffalo).