On March 9, 2019 the University of South Carolina Union hosted the Miss USC Union Pageant. The theme was “The Greatest Showman” and was held in the USC Union Main Building Auditorium on March 9th. Eleven contestants competed for four crowns: Miss Freshman, Miss Sophomore, Miss Union Palmetto College and Miss USC Union 2019.
In alphabetical order, the contestants were: Isabel Devore (Donalds), Kylie Gregory (Union), Cassie Heatherly (Union), Bryanna Honeycutt (York), Katie Sligh (Union), Nia Smith (Pacolet), Makenzie Stanford (Union), Alexis Swain (Whitmire) Sarah Taylor (Union), Delaney Wood (Union) and Tylin Wood (Union).
Co-Emcees for the evening were Mr. Tony Gregory and Mrs. Susan Jett. Mary Scarborough, Miss USC Union 2018, performed a vocal solo and ended her year’s reign as queen. The Upstate Director of Development for Alzheimer’s, Aundi Hunter, briefly spoke on behalf of the organization and the resources that are available in Union County. Mr. Jordan Lawson, a senior at Union County High School also performed Ed Sheeran’s hit, “Perfect”.
At the end of the evening, Bryanna Honeycutt received the Loretta Warr Interview Scholarship Award, Cassie Heatherly was the recipient of the Miss Congeniality Award, and Alexis Swain received the Miss Photogenic Award. Cassie Heatherly won as Miss Freshman, Alexis Swain won Miss Sophomore, Nia Smith won Miss Union Palmetto College and Bryanna Honeycutt was crowned Miss USC Union 2019. Pageant proceeds will go to the Upstate Alzheimer’s Association.
(Pictured L-R: Bryanna Honeycutt, Nia Smith, Alexis Swain, and Cassie Heatherly)