Contestants from across the area competed in the 2015 Miss Ludowici Pageant on Aug. 16 at the Long County Senior Citizen Center.
Kayla Tootle took home the top two titles this year as Miss Ludowici and also will receive a $500 scholarship from Kidz-Etc. after completing her year’s reign.
Other winners in the pageant included Harley Hinson who took home the Junior Miss title; Tenley Huffman, Tiny Miss; Brooklyn Norman, Toddler Miss; Mia Tatm, Petite Miss; and Abigail Phillips, Baby Miss Ludowici. Phillips also took home the special award as the Most Sponsored Queen.
Catherine Strickland, who won the Miss Ludowici Pageant last year, received her $500 scholarship check from Kidz-Etc. founder Linda Futch.
Kidz-Etc. is a nonprofit organization that conducts pageants in Long County to help recognize young ladies for outstanding achievements. Each year during graduation, teens from the area receive scholarships from the group from proceeds raised during pageants throughout the year.