Miss BW pageant set for Saturday

BLYTHEWOOD – A new Miss Blythewood and Miss Blythewood Teen will be crowned Saturday night at Blythewood High School as a preliminary event for the Miss South Carolina/Miss America pageant.

Miss Blythewood will receive a $1,000 scholarship and Miss Blythewood Teen will receive a $500 scholarship.

Pageant director Traci Cooper said the contestants will compete in talent, lifestyle and fitness (swimsuit), evening gown and will answer questions on stage.

“During intermission we encourage everyone to vote for the ‘people’s choice’ award,” Cooper said. “Votes cost $1 and you can vote as many times as you want.”

Last year’s Miss Blythewood Teen, Elizabeth Hunter, will entertain during the contest, singing Buenos Aires from the Broadway musical Evita, and Let the River Run by Carly Simon, Cooper said.

The pageant will begin at 6 p.m., in the auditorium of Blythewood High School.

“We hope everyone will come out and promote the contestants and enjoy the pageant,” Cooper said.