Miss Augusta Pageant Saturday night

Five women will compete Saturday night for the title of Miss Augusta 2010 in the 35th annual Miss Augusta Scholarship Pageant.

The contestants for Miss Augusta are Nina Talukdar, Tiffani Nail, Brittany Hill, Rachael Starkey and Victoria Stewart.

Also Saturday, six teens will compete in the fifth annual Miss Augusta Outstanding Teen contest, which is open to ages 13 to 17. They are Haley Newman, Leah Via, Alexandra Acree, Brittany Danielle Perkins, Samantha Henning and Heather Hyatt.

Ten women will compete for the title in the second annual Miss Savannah River Pageant, including Ramie Partan, Alexa Turpin, Raven Hall, Emily McIntosh, Whitley Cooper, Morgan Lothridge, Jessica Black, Abby Killough, Amanda Erwin and Brittany McCalla.

Three teens will compete for the title of Miss Savannah River Outstanding Teen. They are Amelia Hunt, Kendyl Pennington and Kayla Kirkland.

The winners of the pageants, being held at Augusta State University's Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre, will represent Augusta in the Miss Georgia Pageant and the Miss Georgia Outstanding Teen Pageant, to be held in Columbus in June.

The areas of competition include interview, talent, lifestyle and fitness and evening wear.

The program will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and children under 10 are $5. All proceeds benefit the scholarship program .

At 10 a.m., the Wee , Tiny , Lil , Pre Teen , Jr. Teen and Teen Miss programs will also be held.