Four young ladies were crowned Jan. 11 and have begun their year as Miss Summerville, Miss Summerville Teen, Miss North Charleston, Miss North Charleston Teen. The competition took place at Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church’s Family Life Center. Seventeen young ladies ranging in age from 13 to 24 competed for the five titles.
Miss Summerville 2020 is Savanna James. The 24-year-old is a graduate from Limestone College, and she earned her Master of Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina. James performed an upbeat tap routine to “Rise Up” by Andre Day. Her platform is “Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention.”
In November 2019, James learned she carries an extremely high and increased risk of developing breast cancer. She has decided to have a double mastectomy in February to lower her risk to less than 5 percent. She currently serves as vice president of East West Gem Co.
Miss North Charleston 2020 is 23-year-old Brooke Vu. She is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University where she earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Science. Vu performed a Tahitian dance for the talent portion of the competition.
Her platform “The Future is Green: Sustainability Takes All of Us” which offers the community the awareness of their own harmful impacts on the environment.
In addition to being crowned, she also received the Miss Talent and Miss Evening Gown/Social Impact Initiative awards. She currently serves as an educator at Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach.
These two young women each earned a $500 college scholarship and will now go on to compete at Miss South Carolina this summer.
Miss Summerville Teen 2020 is Gracelyn Gleason. She is a 16-year-old junior at Ashley Ridge High School. She performed a tap routine for her talent. Gleason’s platform is “S.O.A.P – Serving Others Assisting and Providing. Gleason plans to study early childhood/special education in college. Gleason also was awarded the Teen Talent Award.
Miss North Charleston Teen 2020 is 16-year-old Emma Page, a junior at Ashley Ridge High School. She performed a vocal piece for her talent. She plans to spend her year promoting her platform “Love Our Teachers for Our Future,” which is bring awareness to the importance of recognizing our educators. Page plans to study early childhood education in college to become a teacher. Page received the Teen Evening Gown and On-Stage Question award.
Other awards given include People’s Choice award and Dear Monroe Children’s Miracle Network award to Samantha Krantz, a graduate of the College of Charleston.
Miss Congeniality, voted on by the contestants, was Chloe Brown, a freshman nursing student at Charleston Southern University.
In the Miss division, Madison Coffman of Irmo placed First Runner-Up, and Second Runner-Up was Lilly Coveney. Emily Danielski of Summerville finished as the First Runner-Up in the Teen division.
The four new titleholders will compete at Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen Pageant in Columbia in June 2020. Winners at the Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen pageant will advance to the Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competitions.
Throughout the year, these young ladies will serve the community and promote their personal platforms as well as the Children’s Miracle Network.
To schedule any of these young ladies for an event, or for more information, email MissSummervillePageant@gmail.com.