Miss Greater Greer Lanie Hudson appeared on “Your Carolina” Monday to promote her platform of organ, eye and tissue donation. Donate Life/Lifepoint Volunteer Rick Hahnenberg joined Media Relations Coordinator Mark Johnson to discuss the organization.
Hudson, from Spartanburg, is the second Miss Greater Greer pageant representative in the past three years whose father played football at Clemson University. Her father, Alex Hudson, Jr., played on the 1981 National Championship team.
Within a snap of a finger, Greer has found itself without a queen.
On a hot summer night in July, Greer had its queens within one step of the Miss South Caroline throne. At the Cops for Tots toy distribution Saturday, neither were available to make their traditional appearance.
Santa arrived in downtown tonight on a horse-drawn carriage that sent scores of children scurrying through Greer City Park to greet him.
The occasion was the annual lighting of the Christmas tree sprinkled with a flurry of activity for families from the promenade to the amphitheatre.
Sidney Sill, Miss South Carolina Teen 2012, enjoyed a Greer homecoming today at City Hall.
Sill was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen on Sept. 29 by Miss America's Outstanding Teen and Piedmont resident Rachel Wyatt. Sill represented Greer in the Miss South Carolina Teen pageant last July.
Girls interested in competing in the Miss Greater Greer pageant are invited to a meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. at Pizza Inn of Greer.
The pageant is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27 at Greer High School.
Sydney Sill, Miss Greater Greer Teen, is the new Miss South Carolina Teen 2012.
With Miss South Carolina Teen Rachel Wyatt crowned Saturday as Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2013; the new Miss South Carolina Teen is Sill, 16, of Duncan.
Rachel Yuki Wyatt, representing South Carolina, was crowned Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2013 tonight in Orlando, Fla. Wyatt, 17, was Miss Greater Mauldin Teen and was selected over runnerup Sydney Sill, Miss Greater Greer Teen in the state pageant last month.
Sill, according to a local organizer, will have the opportunity to decide if she wants to represent South Carolina in Miss Teen’s statewide duties.
Saturday night was the final competition for the Miss South Carolina Pageant at the nearly sold-out Township Auditorium in Columbia. Eighty-eight teens and young women had competed all week in preliminaries and now it was time to see who would wear the crown.
The evening opened with a welcome from the event’s master of ceremonies, Jane Jenkins Herlong, a former Miss South Carolina, and the National Anthem sung by Crystal Garrett, Miss South Carolina 2007.
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7:20 - Sydney Sill selected in the top 16 for Miss SC Teen
Miss Greater Greer Lauren Cabiniss was first runner-up in the Miss South Carolina Pageant Saturday night, and Miss Greater Greer Teen Sydney Sill was first runner-up in the Miss South Carolina Teen Pageant.
Sill also won the overall evening gown award.
Thursday night's Miss South Carolina Teen pageant saw Sydney Sill win the evening gown preliminary at Columbia's Township Auditorium.
Other winners of that night are Miss Easley Teen Allison Hale, taking the talent preliminary in Miss South Carolina Teen, Miss Laurens County Ali Rogers winning the physical fitness preliminary of Miss South Carolina, and Miss Clemson Leighann Bagwell winning the Miss South Carolina talent competition.
Tomorrow evening at 7:00 winners of Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen will be announced.
The final competition in the Miss South Carolina and Teen pageant is Thursday night at Columbia’s Township Auditorium.
The 2012 Miss South Carolina and 2012 Miss South Carolina Teen will be crowned Saturday night.
The Miss South Carolina and Teen queens have their final rehearsal today for the pageant that will crown the 2012 Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen for 2012.
Bree Boyce, 2011 Miss South Carolina, and Caitlen Patton, 2011 Miss South Carolina Teen will end their reign with the crowning of their successors Saturday night at Township Auditorium in Columbia.
Lauren Cabaniss, Miss Greater Greer, will be in Columbia for the Miss South Carolina competition July 7-14. Cabaniss is one of the favorites based on her showing in the 2011 Miss South Carolina competition when she placed third runner-up and won the overall swimsuit and preliminary swimsuit.
Cabaniss is representing Greer for the third time. She twice was Miss Greater Greer Teen. Interestingly, Cabaniss is studying advanced dance at the University of South Carolina although she is vocal about her love for Clemson. USC had a dance program and Clemson didn’t.
Sydney Sill, Miss Greater Greer Teen, will be in Columbia for the Miss South Carolina Teen competition July 7-14.
Sill is among the favorites to win Miss South Carolina Teen. She was second runner-up in the 2011 Miss Teen contest competing as Miss Greater Lyman. She won overall sportswear and won her preliminary in physical fitness.
The party at Grace Hall tonight was fit for a pair of queens – Miss Greater Greer Lauren Cabaniss and Greer Teen Sydney Sill.
Family, friends and well-wishers came to send Cabaniss and Sill off to Columbia Saturday with signed pictures, gifts and resounding support for next week’s Miss South Carolina and Miss Teen pageants.
Miss Blue Ridge Foothills, Chelcee Coffman, Miss Blue Ridge Foothills Teen, Makayla Stark, Miss Wade Hampton Taylors, Alyssa Cumbee and Miss Wade Hampton Taylors Teen, Kristen Chester will be at Moe's on Pelham Road on June 28, and they would like to see you there.
They are raffling off a signed Clemson football. The players and Coach Dabo Swinney have signed this ball.
The Miss Blue Ridge Foothills/ Teen queens this year have been busy promoting their platforms and working in our community.
Chelcee Coffman is this year's Miss Blue Ridge Foothills. She is a graduate of Clemson University. Makayla Stark is this year's Miss Blue Ridge Foothills Teen. She is a rising eighth-grader at Boiling Springs Middle School. Both girls are dancers and active in their community.
From the Field of Interview
Alicia joined the ABC Columbia family in May 2008. She serves as a Primary Anchor for WOLO-TV and co-anchors the evening news at ABC Columbia’s downtown street-side studio on Main and Gervais, weekdays at 6 and 11 p.m. She is a graduate of Clemson University. Alicia has a passion for the arts and finding a cure for breast cancer. She is a board member for the Palmetto Heath Cancer Foundation. Alicia was a torch bearer with the Olympic flame through her hometown of Atlanta for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.
From the Field of Performing Arts
Dorothy, Miss America 1977, is a classically trained lyric-coloratura soprano having performed in stage productions from Opera to Broadway. She was an original cast member of the Tony and Grammy Award winning show, "Jerome Robbins Broadway." Dorothy has been a guest artist with symphony orchestras throughout the country and performed the title role of Sonia in the Connecticut Opera Company’s production of "The Merry Widow." Other highlights of her musical career have been performing with Bob Hope, Doc Severinson, with the USO at the Statue of Liberty Bi-Centennial Celebration for President and Mrs. Reagan and as a frequent guest on "The Hour of Power" from the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, Calif. Dorothy was a featured performer and co-host of the Miss America Pageant and was hired as a guest host with Shop NBC. She is the mother of six and grandmother to two.
From the Field of Performing Arts
Jim has been affiliated with the Miss America Organization for the past 17 years. As a Field Director for the Miss Georgia Organization, he is responsible for pageant administration for several pageants throughout the state. Jim is an accomplished tap and jazz dancer, having toured and performed with the Earle Davis Dance Company of Miami. He has served as choreographer and dance instructor for several teen performing arts centers. As a singer/songwriter, he has performed lead vocals and written music for the Ultimate Choice, a gospel-recording group. Jim also has several television credits, including appearing as a principal dancer at Super Bowl XXIII. A native of Miami, Fla., Jim has resided in Macon, Ga., for the past 22 years. He holds a degree in Education Administration and Supervision and is employed as a school administrator. Jim has two family members playing in the NFL.
From the Field of Beauty
Michael is a city boy turned country boy. Originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., he is living in rural Missouri. Michael studied at Brooklyn College while modeling with the Ford Modeling Agency. He is registered with Images Agency in St. Louis. He has acted in various theatres throughout New York City and has served as an extra in the movies New Jack City, and Up in the Air. Michael also volunteered his time as a tennis instructor at Trails End Camp in Beach Lake, Pa. Michael is a life-long pageant fan, volunteering with the Miss Missouri Pageant on the local level, and most recently was the assistant to the Executive Producer of Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen Pageant. He is employed as a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines. Michael is a horror movie buff, and is the author of two young adult novels awaiting publishing.
From the Field of Community Service
As Miss West Virginia 1981, Candy used her Miss America scholarship earnings towards a BA in Dance Education and a Masters in Human Development and Learning from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She serves as the Executive Producer of the Miss West Virginia Scholarship Pageant annual live telecast. Candy has attended the Miss America pageant for over 30 years. She has served on the Judges Panel for state pageants in Mississippi, Georgia, Washington, Maryland, and Massachusetts and judged Miss Alabama, Deidre Downs, who became Miss America 2005. A community volunteer, she has served as a spokesperson for the March of Dimes "Healthy Baby Week", a board of director for The Arts Centre, and a community leader for United Way. As a member of the Dance Faculty at Shenandoah University, she was the tap instructor and choreographed numerous musical productions.