2014 Miss South Carolina Poultry Festival
Charlotte Grace Carulli, a senior at Newberry Academy, daughter of Nicole May, was crowned Miss South Carolina Poultry Festival and winner of a $1,000.00 scholarship on Saturday, March 23, at the annual Miss South Carolina Poultry Festival beauty pageant sponsored by the South Carolina Poultry Festival and hosted by the GFWCSC Women’s Society of Batesburg-Leesville. Charlotte moved to the United States from Australia making her the first International young lady to be crowned during the history of the pageant, she will represent the Festival at numerous functions during her reign.
Contestants vied for 9 titles and $1,500.00 in scholarships. The proceeds raised are awarded in scholarships each year to the Miss Division winners, community continuing education students and students of School District Three on Awards Day held in May at B&L High School.
Mrs. Lois Black, president of the Woman’s Society and vice president of Black’s Tire Service, Inc. served as chairman. Mrs. Janet Ricard, vice president of the Woman’s Society of Batesburg-Leesville and administrative assistant at Saxe Gotha Elementary school assisted Mrs. Black as co-director. Master of Ceremonies was Dr. Benji Ricard, of Batesburg-Leesville. Accredited judges were Katie Alexander, Kathy Gordon, and Allen Hardin all of Columbia. Auditors were Sheila Caughman and Wendi Fincher. The Queen and her court are a followed: In the Miss Division, 2nd place winner of a $300.00 scholarship is Micaela Rae Campbell of Pelion a sophomore at Newberry College, daughter of Ken and Lynn Campbell, 3rd place and winner of a $200.00 scholarship is Sarah Elizabeth Atkerson of West Columbia a senior at Brookland Cayce High School, daughter of Dale and Belinda Atkerson, and photogenic winner is Tiffany Gail Holcombe of Chappells, a freshman at Piedmont Technical College, daughter of Jimmy and Gail Holcombe.
Other Division Winners are: Baby Miss Photogenic is Nevaeh Rae Hallman of Gilbert, daughter of Patrick and Amanda Hallman, Teeny Miss is Dakota A. Everett of Lexington, daughter of Jessica Burnham and Demetrius Everett, 2nd place and photogenic winner is Kiya Wootton of Batesburg-Leesville, daughter of Heather Wootton and Cory Walker, 3rd place is Kylee Middleton of Gilbert, daughter of Mindy Risinger.
Tot Miss is Harriett Grace Judy of Orangeburg, daughter of Tripp and Ashley Judy, 2nd place and photogenic winner is Ansley Carolina Gresham of Batesburg-Leesville, daughter of Heather and Gerrie Gresham. Wee Miss is Abbi Robinson of Lexington, daughter of Haley Robinson. Tiny Miss and photogenic winner is Anna Grace Jane Reep of Newberry, daughter of Dean and Kacey Reep, 2nd place is Sawyer Melane Buzhardt of Batesburg-Leesville, daughter of Ashley and Danielle Drake Buzhardt. Young Miss and photogenic winner is Hattie Grace Summers of Batesburg-Leesville, daughter of Jamie and Carla Summers, 2nd place is Darby Dail of Newberry, daughter of Jerry Dail, 3rd place is Deonna Smith of Gilbert, daughter of Amanda Smith. Teen Miss is Madison Marriott of Lexington, daughter of Paul and Jennifer Marriott, 2nd place and photogenic winner is Kaylyn Lee Warren of Gilbert, daughter of Harlyn Warren, 3rd place Taylor Michelle Murrell of Trenton, daughter of Mitch and Cyndi Murrell.
The Woman’s Society and the S.C. Poultry Festival Committee are truly grateful to all who participated in and contributed to the success of this year’s pageant. Special thanks are extended to the Twin City News, Saluda Sentinel, Aiken Standard, Lexington Chronicle, Newberry Observer, Edgefield Advertiser & The State newspapers for the tremendous publicity, and all volunteers who gave so generously of their time to help provide scholarships to needy students.
Photos from left to right
Baby, Teeny, Tot, Wee & Tiny Queens:
Ann Grace Reep, Sawyer Melane Buzhardt, Abbi Robinson, Ansley Gresham, Harriett Grace Judy, Kiya Wootton, Kylee Middleton, Dakota A. Everett, Nevaeh Rae Hallman.
Darby Dail, Hattie-Grace Summers, Deonna Smith
Kaylyn Lee Warren, Madison Marriott, Taylor Michelle Murrell
Tiffany Holcombe, Micalela Rae Campbell, Charlotte Grace Carulli, Sarah Elizabeth Atkerson