Miss Ashley Rogers from Easley, SC was crowned Miss Spartanburg Methodist College on Saturday, January 24, 2015 during the annual pageant held in Gibbs Auditorium. Rogers’ talent was in vocal performance, singing How Great Thou Art. Rogers, a sophomore, who is pursuing an Associate in Arts degree with the major of elementary education, is the daughter of David and Kelley Rogers.
Seven additional SMC students participated in the Saturday night event, including:
Alyssa Queen, daughter of Phillip and Lisa Queen, of York, SC. Queen, a freshman, is pursuing an Associate in Arts degree with the major of psychology;
Briauna Foster, daughter of Anita Johnson and Brian Foster, of Spartanburg. Foster, a freshman, is pursuing an Associate in Arts degree with the major of neonatal nursing;
Brittany Moore, daughter of Robbie and Sharon Moore, of Union, SC. Moore, a sophomore, is pursuing an Associate in Science degree with the major of physical therapy;
Karina Vega, daughter of Josefina Martinez and Juan Vega, of Gaffney, SC. Vega, a freshman, is pursuing an Associate in Arts degree;
Alisha Morehart, daughter of Tamara Smith-Morehart and Albert Morehart of Greer, SC. Morehart, a sophomore, is pursuing an Associate in Arts degree with the major of psychology;
Rebeca Zuniga, daughter of Norma Duron and Tito Zuniga of Goose Creek, SC. Zuniga, a freshman, is pursuing an Associate in Business degree; and
Angelica Johnson, daughter of Melissa and Keith Johnson of North Augusta, SC. Johnson, a sophomore, is pursuing an Associate in Arts with the major of early childhood education.
Brittany Moore, earned the title of first runner up and Alisha Morehart was named second runner up. Overall evening gown honors went to Brittany Moore, who also took home the community support award. Overall talent was awarded to Alisha Morehart. Karina Vega was named most photogenic.
The 2015 pageant, which was emceed by Trey Arrington, Executive Director of IT at SMC, welcomed back several former Miss SMC’s and SMC May Queens, including Mrs. Edna Grainger Guthrie, May Queen 1949; Mrs. Peggy Petty Mullinax, May Queen 1960, Mrs. Jo Ann Hill Waddell, May Queen 1962, Mrs. Sandra Irby Hawkins, Miss SMC 1979, Mrs. Sonya Gaines Malone, Miss SMC 1991, Mrs. Ginger West Mackey, Miss SMC 1998, Miss Kayla Jackson, Miss SMC 2011, Miss Nacolle Williamson, Miss SMC 2012, Miss Bonnie Walls, Miss SMC 2013 and Miss Logan Phillips, Miss SMC 2014.
Rogers’ platform for her reign will be mentoring young women to have self-esteem and confidence. Rogers will represent Spartanburg Methodist College this summer in the Miss South Carolina pageant (preliminaries Tuesday, June 23 through Thursday, June 25, with the final night of competition to be held on Saturday, June 27) at the Township Auditorium in Columbia, SC.