Local Newsmakers - July 31, 2007

State finalist named in American Miss event

Amelia Leigh DePass of Rock Hill has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss S.C. Pageant, to be Wednesday through Friday at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville.

Amelia, 7, will be competing against other contestants ages 7 to 9 in her division.

The winner of the pageant will receive a $1,000 cash award, a crown and banner, a bouquet of roses and air transportation to compete in the national pageant at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif.

Amelia is the daughter of Rutledge and Peggy DePass of Rock Hill.