Local contestants in Miss SC pageant

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The Journal readership area was well represented in The Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen Pageant 2013 held July 6-July 13 at the Township Auditorium in Columbia. Pictured – Miss America Outstanding Teen 2013 Rachel Wyatt made an appearance during the Miss SC Pageant. Wyatt of Piedmont, is a 2013 graduate of Wren High School.

Local contestants competing in the pageant included Miss Powdersville – Mckenzie Faulkner; Reagan Foster – Miss Piedmont Teen; Morgan Reynolds – Miss Liberty Teen; Haley Nichols – Miss Powdersville Teen and Ashlynn Storms – Miss Carolina Foothills Teen.

The local contestants were among 49 Miss contestants, 53 Teen contestants, 129 Princesses and 9 Princes participating.

Following registration and an Arrival Ceremony at the south side of the State House, rehearsals for the prestigeous pageant began Sunday, July 7.

Judge’s interviews, rehearsals and preliminary pageants were held throughout the week.

Activities also included the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Ceremony held at the Governor’s Mansion and the Miss South Carolina Gala at the Columbia Metro Convention Center.

The Final Pageant and crowning of new title-holders was held Saturday, July 13.

Miss Piedmont Teen Reagan Foster is a rising senior at Wren High School.

Miss Liberty Teen Morgan Reynolds is from Piedmont and attends Woodmont High School.

Miss Powdersville teen is Hayley Nichols.

Miss Carolina Foothills Teen is from Piedmont and attends Woodmont High School.

Brooke Mosteller won the 2013 Miss South Carolina Pageant. Mosteller competed as “Miss Mount Pleasant.”

(Miss SC Photos by Rhonda Horne)