LAURINBURG — Five young women and men of the Sandhills will be recognized at the 2017 Jabberwock Pageant.
The pageant is organized by the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, Laurinburg Alumnae Chapter, and is scheduled for Friday at Scotland High School at 8 p.m. where contestants from Scotland, Richmond, Robeson, and Marlboro counties will share their talents.
The doors will open for the free event at 7 p.m. Attire for the event is semi-formal, according to the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
The pageant winner have been determined by raising the most money to fund their own scholarships. Monica Calhoun of Scotland High School will be crowned Miss Jabberwock 2017.
Kayla Alford of Scotland High School is the first runner-up; Katelynn Karim of Richmond Senior High School is the second runner-up; and Omega Roberson of Scotland High School is the third runner-up.
Pageant participants learned about technology, table etiquette, financial fortitude, storytelling, dance, and art throughout their Jabberwock Pageant experience.
Although winners have already been selected, the nine total contestants will present individual talents for the audience along with guest entertainers. The other participants are Faith Martin, Richmond Senior High; Jasmine Wilson, Hoke Early College High School; Monica Calhoun- Scotland High School; Glorian McKenzie-Blue- Butler High School; Rosalian McKenzie-Blue- Butler High School; and Brandi Miller- Richmond Senior High.
Also being awarded are two of the nine escorts for the pageant’s contestants, who were challenged to an essay contest. Anthony Carter of Marlboro High School wrote the winning essay, and James Manley of Scotland High School won second place.