Miss Bearcat crowned

WEST COLUMBIA, SC -- Hayley Martin was crowned Miss Bearcat.

She was selected from a field of 27 candidates participating in the annual pageant, held earlier this month.

In addition to Hayley, other pageant winners included:

Miss Bearcat 1st runner-up:  Claire Fingerlin

Miss Senior:  Jade Watford

Miss Senior 1st runner-up:  Allie Paige Thornton

Senior Congeniality:  Allie Paige Thornton

Miss Junior:  Holland Shaw

Miss Junior 1st runner-up:  Kaylin Barton

Junior Congeniality: Holland Shaw

Miss Sophomore:  Kamryn Brown

Miss Sophomore 1st runner-up:  Kaitlyn Watson

Sophomore Congeniality: Abbigail Buff

Miss Freshman:  Kayden Giles

Miss Freshman 1st runner-up:  Tara O'Toole

Freshman Congeniality:  Caroline Pittman

Contestants perform community service and interview with judges as part of the pageant.