Miss SAR contestants
Southland Academy announces the 2015 Miss SAR pageant contestants. Shown on the back row, from left, are junior Kelley Stapleton, sophomore Madison McPherson; senior Avery Hart and sophomores Morgan Jones and Abby Dent. Kelley is the daughter of Owen and Jennie Stapleton of Richland. Madison is the daughter of Tim and Fran McPherson of Preston. Avery is the daughter of Jay and Brooks Hart of Smithville. Morgan is the daughter of William and Lisa Rambo of Americus and Mr. Wes Jones of Port St. Joe, Fla. Abby is the daughter of David and Tonya Dent of Americus. Shown on the front row, form left, are sophomores Mary Nell Rush and Katie Berry and juniors Jordan Sanders and Olivia Payne. Mary Nell is the daughter of Tuck and Sheryl Rush of Americus. Katie is the daughter of Mike and Iris Berry of Ellaville. Jordan is the daughter of Chad and Kim Norton and Phil Sanders all of Americus. Olivia is the daughter of Andy and Lori Payne of Weston. The pageant is held each year as a fundraiser for the school’s scholarship funds, the Thomas A. Greene Fund and the Madeline A. Wildes Fund. This is the 26th year of the Miss SAR Pageant and the competition will be held on at 8 p.m. March 13 in the Melvin T. Kinslow Gymnatorium at Southland Academy. The public is invited and tickets are available at the school office.