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Students earn their "crowns" in scholarship competition

Seventeen students from Mary Ford Early Learning & Family Center and North Charleston Elementary School participated in the Crowns of North Charleston Scholarship Competition on Saturday, April 20, 2024. The event was held in the North Charleston High School auditorium.

The following competitors earned the top honors, including scholarship money:

Mini Miss Mary Ford - Layla Singleton
Mini Mister Mary Ford - Leroy Small
Mini Miss North Charleston Elementary - Harmoni Ward
Mini Mister North Charleston Elementary - Jesus Rodas
Little Miss North Charleston Elementary - Za'Riyah Martin
Little Mister North Charleston Elementary - Alex Funderburg
Contestants receive basic modeling, interviewing, public speaking, and first impression coaching from Canisha Turner of Executive Reign. The competition included an on-stage interview and a formal wear session.

The additional participating students also received awards and got to choose an item from the prize table.

Congratulations to all the students who participated in the second annual Crowns of North Charleston Scholarship Competition alongside the USA Elite Miss winners.