Tuesday, June 24, 2014
A queen can be characterized as a woman who possess grace, poise, integrity and passion for serving those in her community. For 78 years, young women around the state have competed for the title of Miss South Carolina in the Miss South Carolina Scholarship Organization Pageant.
The organization’s mission is to advance the creation, promotion and support of the community service and educational opportunities for young women in the state of South Carolina while providing a forum in which to express their opinions, talent and intelligence.
This summer, two SC State University students, Sadia Robinson and Jordyn Fox, will compete against 51 young women for a $30,000 scholarship and an opportunity to represent the state of South Carolina.
Both queens understand the importance of giving back and paving the way for those who follow in their footsteps.
Robinson’s Miss South Carolina platform is developing a positive state of mind. She will seek to educate the next generation on building a more positive self-image as well as developing high self-esteem so they can be prepared to handle life’s obstacles.
“I chose this platform because I believe that self-esteem and self-image are important, because they affect almost every aspect of life including your ability to be successful. I believe wholeheartedly that every child deserves that opportunity no matter their background or educational status,” Robinson said.
If crowned Miss South Carolina, Robinson hopes to reach out to underprivileged youth and to help them develop a positive state of mind so they can grow and become self-driven.
“I chose this platform because I was a member of the Boys and Girls Club of America in the seventh grade until my ninth grade year at Carver Junior High School. As a member of the organization, I was afforded the opportunity to grow and become in sync with the person I was meant to be,” said Fox. “It was an awesome experience.”
If crowned Miss South Carolina, Fox hopes to share her experience with participants in the Boys and Girls Club of America. She also hopes to find more funding for the youth development organization.
The three-day competition will begin on Tuesday, June 24 with on-stage questions and will end on Saturday, June 28 with the televised competition. The pageant will broadcast on WACH Fox 57 (Columbia, S.C.) and the Sinclair Network throughout the state of South Carolina from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Check your local listings for channel information.
Robinson and Fox have the opportunity to automatically advance into the 2014 finals with votes from the People’s Choice Awards. To cast your vote for a contestant, log onto http://www.miss-sc.org/peoples-choice-award-catalog. Online voting ends Thursday, June 26 at 11 p.m. EST. There is a $1 donation per vote. Proceeds from the 2014 People's Choice Awards will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.
Tickets can be purchased at the Richland Township Auditorium Box Office, 1703 Taylor St., Columbia, S.C. or online at www.ticketmaster.com.