It was the culmination of a lot of work, planning, and hope. Thirteen young women competed in the Miss America Preliminary pageant, The Miss Lancaster and Miss Kershaw Pageant. The event was held in the USCL Bundy Auditorium on Saturday evening. The pageant’s Lead Executive Director Lynda Watson brought the glamorous evening to the Red Rose City.
The contestants were part of two groups, Teen and Miss, and competed for the titles of Miss Lancaster, Miss Kershaw, Miss Lancaster Teen, and Miss Kershaw Teen. Each winner will hold the title for one year. Each winner will also compete in the Miss South Carolina Pageant for the opportunity to advance to the Miss America.
The Winners were Miss Lancaster Teen 2018 is Abby Kay Caudill, Miss Kershaw Teen 2018 is Gracie Stines, Miss Lancaster 2018 is Kyndall Ellis, and Miss Kershaw 2018 is Grace Smith.