Pageants set for Saturday

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Five women will compete Saturday night to be crowned in the 36th annual Miss Augusta Scholarship pageant.

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The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Greenbrier High School, and tickets will be sold at the door.

This year's contestants for the Miss Augusta pageant are Nina Talukdar, Alexandra Acree, Samantha Osteen, Brittany Perkins and Laura Reeder.

Three teens will compete in the Miss Augusta Outstanding Teen pageant. They are Bethany Lamb, Mallory Daniel and Karson Pennington.

The Miss Savannah River and Miss Savannah River Outstanding Teen pageants will be held on Saturday night, too.

Miss Savannah River pageant contestants are Rachel Hendrix, Raven Hall, Shana Oxford, Morgan Lothridge, Rachel Surls and Macey McIntyre.

Miss Savannah River Outstanding Teen contestants are Kayla Kirkland, Sidney Hillman, Lindsey Lothridge and Adrianna Minton.

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Chillen 01/27/11 - 09:37 am
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Has it always been called the

Has it always been called the Miss Augusta Scholarship pageant? Or is the the Miss Augusta pageant PC'ly renamed? It reminds me of that movie Miss Congeniality. "It is not a beauty pageant. It is a scholarship program."

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shamrock 01/28/11 - 02:33 am
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Having worked wih this

Having worked wih this pageant many years ago, it has often been called the Miss Augusta Pageant (part of the Miss America Pageant) ... HOWEVER using the "Scholarship Pageant (or Program)" designation is equally acceptable and not necessarily just being PC. There has always been an effort to distance pageants under Miss America from other pageants which are mere "beauty" pageants. A majority of the contestants scoring is based on talent and interviews rather than physical attributes although you rarely find women in these pageants who aren't hard to look at. (Check out the photos!) A lot of prizes are in the form of scholarships thus touting this as a "scholarship pageant" is quite common across the U-S. This is also a way of combating opponents who often criticize any type of "beauty pageant" as an exploitation of women. If anything raises an eyebrow it should be moving an "Augusta" pageant to Columbia County. Then change it to the "Miss CSRA Scholarship Pageant"!

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