Miss Darlington wins preliminary talent award, finishes in top10 at Miss South Carolina Pageant

By Will Isgett

Miss Darlington Sarah Floyd put on stamp on a wonderful year by winning a preliminary talent award and finishing as a top 10 finalist at the Miss South Carolina Pageant held in Columbia at the Township Auditorium from June 25-30.

Miss Darlington Sarah Floyd, right and Miss Darlington Local Executive Director Will Isgett, left after her preliminary talent win during Miss South Carolina week in Columbia

Floyd wowed the audience with her powerful German Aria”Menn Herr Marquis” from Die Fledermaus, wearing a flowing green gown and a necklace and earrings that complimented her attire.
Floyd, a recent Coker College graduate, will attend the University of South Carolina in the fall to work towards her Master’s Degree in Opera Theater.

Miss Darlington Teen Saviah Miller, far left, along with Miss Darlington Local Executive Director Will Isgett and Miss Darlington Scholarship Pageant committee member Shannon Elliott.

“I was very honored by being named a top 10 finalist and a preliminary talent winner,” Floyd said. ” I went far beyond my expectations going into the pageant.”

Floyd said the support she received pageant week was very uplifting.

“I really felt great from all the support that I got pageant week,” Floyd said. ” I’m am so glad I got to represent the city of Darlington this year and I hope I made them proud.”

Miss Darlington Teen Saviah Miller also had a great week wowing the audience with her performance of “Don’t Rain on My Parade” from the musical “Funny Girl”

Miller, a rising junior at Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School and Florence native, served the Darlington area well this year making over 50 appearances and participating in many events throughout the county and state.

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