Local Newsmakers - August 26, 2007

Girls model creations during 4-H fashion show

The Woman's Club of Rock Hill hosted a 4-H Camp Sew fashion show this month at the clubhouse, 601 Aiken Ave., Rock Hill.

Twelve girls modeled clothing they made during the week-long camp. They are Karin Buchholz, Kimberlie Buchholz, Valerie Buckholz, Catlyn Cauthen, Tyra Douglas, Whitney Griggs, Miranda Hinnant, Lexie Player, Lucy Russell, Abbey Steele, Hannah Steele and Kaitlyn Whitlow.

Volunteer leaders are Shirley Elmore, Lynn Gettelfinger, Lady Margaret McGill, Peggy Weathers, Lou Giles, Barbara Smith, Gladys Blake, Jan McCoy and Betty Ann Rudasill.

4-H adviser and camp director Margie Sippel was assisted by summer intern Kathryn Keller, a senior at Clemson University. Funds from the woman's club enabled 4-H to pay for Keller's internship, which included working with all 4-H summer and day camps.

Club members who helped with the show and refreshments are Judy McCardle, Peggy Boger, Marsha Vogel, Geri Rinehart and Lois Kirkpatrick. Vogel was the commentator.

Amelia DePass crowned in junior pre-teen event

Amelia DePass of Rock Hill was crowned National American Miss S.C. Junior Pre Teen at the state pageant in Greenville.

She received her crown, banner and trophy, plus a $1,000 cash award. She will attend the national pageant in Anaheim, Calif., during Thanksgiving week and receives a day at Disneyland for two and a tour through Hollywood.

She was awarded first runner-up talent, third runner-up photogenic, third runner-up actress and first runner-up Miss Personality. The program is based on inner beauty, poise and presentation.

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

Fort Mill girl to compete in Miss Teen pageant

Taylor LaCarter of Fort Mill has been selected to participate in The Miss Teen South Carolina USA 2008 pageant Nov. 16 and 17 in Charleston.

Taylor, 14, is a freshman at Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill. The competition is based on appearance, personality and the ability to communicate. Taylor is the daughter of Steve and Ann LaCarter of Fort Mill.

Mrs. Scottie Edwards honored by Elks

Mrs. Scottie W. Edwards, South Carolina State Daughter of Elks president, was honored this month with the Buena V. Kelley Award for outstanding service to the improved, benevolent, protective order of Elks of the World.

The award was presented at the 104th Grand Temple Convention in Jacksonville, Fla. She serves as the national president of the Fez Clubs and daughter ruler of Living Beauty Temple No. 709 in Rock Hill, as well as in other leadership roles.

Local 4-H members win in horse event

York and Chester County 4-Hers, part of the South Carolina 4-H delegation, competed this month in the Southern Regional 4-H Horse Round-up in Memphis, Tenn.

The winners are:

• Tim Steele from Chester County, hippology contest, member of the South Carolina Hippology Team, which placed ninth in written, sixth in judging and ninth overall.

• Courtney Barnett from Clover, semifinal in hunter under saddle with her horse, Positively a Picasso.

Others who competed are Dia Dodson, JoBeth Gaston, Rachel Williams, Hannah Steele and John Grant, all of Chester, and Ashley McCarter of York. The 4-Hers had to place in the top two at the state 4-H horse event to qualify.

For details, call Robin Currence in Chester County, (803) 385-6181, ext. 113, or Margie Sippel in York County, 684-9919, ext. 113.