"Over the past ten years, Laurens County 4-H has hosted the South Carolina Miss 4-H Pageant in Clinton, SC. The pageant has seen over 300 entries of amazing and confident young women from across the state that shares a love for 4-H. This pageant is not just a beauty pageant. The contest had four divisions: business attire, 4-H project wear, formal attire, and onstage question. Two of these divisions are aimed directly at 4-H. The 4-H project wear division allowed the contestants to show off their 4-H project and their passion. During the question division. Contestants were asked age-appropriate questions about 4-H and/or their 4-H experience. The judges score the contestants on poise, stage presence, public speaking skills, personality, and confidence. The pageant is held annually in an effort to raise funds for Laurens County 4-H. All funds raised will go to support 4-H clubs, programs, and leadership opportunities in Laurens County 4-H.
On Saturday, February 5th, 2022, Laurens County 4-H Volunteer Leaders and the Laurens County 4-H Teen Council once again held this exciting event. The pageant was held at Clinton High School with family members, friends, and 4-H supporters attending the event to cheer on the 14 outstanding contestants.
We would like to thank the local business that sponsored our prizes this year: Laurens County Water & Sewer Commission, Laurens County Young Farmers, Laurens County Farm Bureau, PRTC, Morgan Hurley Lavender, Fatz Cafe Clinton, and Life in Color Floral Events.
Thank you as well to our volunteers and judges!
Each division winner received a 4-H trip scholarship to their choice of a Laurens County 4-H Day Camp, Junior Weekend, Senior Teen Weekend, or State 4-H Congress.
Congratulations to our new Queens!
Little Miss Cloverbud: Caroline Stewart, Chester County 4-H Program Little Miss Cloverleaf: Elizabeth Shaw, Laurens County 4-H Program Miss Junior 4-H Teen: Brooklyn New, Laurens County 4-H Program Miss 4-H Teen: Mya Chapman, Saluda County 4-H Program Miss 4-H Queen: Olivia Lyda, Laurens County 4-H Program"
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