Miss Columbia - Alexandra Badgett

Miss Columbia - Alexandra Badgett

Education: University of South Carolina Honors College – May 2018 

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration 


Platform Issue: N.I.N.E. – No Is Not Enough (Sexual Assault on College Campuses) 


Scholastic/Career Ambition: Obtain degree with double major in Insurance & Risk Management and Finance and a minor in Actuarial Mathematics Pursue a career in insurance or banking as an actuary 


 Scholastic Honors: President’s Honor List; Dean’s List; Alpha Lambda Delta National Academic Honor Society Member; University Scholars Scholarship Recipient; Flinn Scholar 


 Leadership Roles: University Ambassador – University of South Carolina; Elections Commissioner – USC Student Government; Freshman Council – USC Student Government; Sexual Assault Advocate – Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands; Finance Chair – Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated; Audit Chair – Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated 


 Accomplishments: Three-year veteran of USC Carolina Girls Dance Team; Over $85,000 academic and athletic scholarships earned; National Dance Alliance All American; Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen 2012; City Council recognition for outstanding performance in the community

Miss Columbia Teen - Julia Herrin

Education: Classical Conversations’ Challenge II program/Dual Enrollment student at Technical College of the Lowcountry 


Platform issue: Loving to Read, Learning to Lead: Literacy in a Digital Age Scholastic/Career Ambition: Double Major in Business and Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Piano Performance 


Scholastic Honors: GPA 4.8; National Latin Exam Magna Cum Laude award winner, 2017; Hilton Head Island Rotary Club’s Outstanding Student of the Year, 2016; Honors Logic and Latin student, 2016-18. 


Leadership Roles: Founder and President of Reader Leaders, 2017; Family Literacy Tutor, Family Literacy 360 Program, 2017-18; Volunteer Library Program Director, Bluffton Public Library, 2016-17; Academic peer mentor, Classical Conversations, Hilton Head, SC, 2015-18; Classical Conversations Debate Team Captain, 2017; P.E./ Recess Coach at Classical Conversations of Bluffton, 2016-17. 


Accomplishments: Hilton Head Island Mayor’s Student Government Day, elected Town Council Member, 2017; Invited Guest Talent, Classical Conversations’ 20th Anniversary Celebration, 2017; Gold Presidential Service Award, 2016, 2017; Hilton Head Island Mayor’s “Call to Service” Award, 2016; Bronze Duke of Edinburgh International Award, 2016; Mock Trial Winner, 2016; Annual laureate in National Guild of Piano Teachers’ auditions, 2009-2017; Superior rating, National Federation of Music Clubs’ Junior Division, 2009-2015 

Miss Capital City - Jada Samuel


Education: University of South Carolina – Bachelor of Arts, Broadcast Journalism 


Platform Issue: iShapeMe: Connecting the Dots 


Scholastic/Career Ambition: To become a multimedia journalist 


Scholastic Honors: Women LEAD Participant, International Baccalaureate Diploma Graduate, High Honors Graduate, Duke TIP Scholar 


Leadership Roles: National Association of Black Journalists –Vice President; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.- Regional Representative to an International Committee and Membership Chair; Association of African American Students - Special Events Coordinator; Resident Mentor 


Accomplishments: Founder of a nonprofit organization called iShapeMe Inc.; Youth Ambassador for the 107 Days of Nonviolence with 107.3 Jamz and Summit Media; Completed an internship with Time Inc. in New York City during the summer of 2017 

Miss Capital City Teen - Kierstin Smith


Education: J. L. Mann Academy of Mathematics Science and Technology 


Platform Issue: “Better Together- Embracing Diversity” 


Scholastic/Career Ambition: I plan to attend a university with a top notch business degree program To pursue a career in digital marketing and brand management 


Scholastic Honors: Honors Placement Classes; Honor Roll; Recommended for National Spanish Honors Society; Recommended for National Honors Society; Youth In Government Delegate 


Leadership Roles: Youth in Government Delegate, Captain of Competitive Dance Team, KidSpring Children’s Church Teacher, Road to Royalty Mentor 


Accomplishments: Presidential Service Award; West Coast Dance Explosion Scholarship Finalist; Kids Artistic Revue Scholarship Recipient; Freshman and Sophomore Honors Student; Varsity cheerleader, National Junior League of Cotillion program, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sub Debutante