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Peyton Davis crowned Miss Midway
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The court from the Miss Midway Pageant were, from left, Deja Hines, Miss Midway Peyton Davis and Diamond Richardson - photo by Dee Frasier

The city of Midway crowned Peyton Davis as Miss Midway on April 22 at Historic Dorchester Academy.

Mayor Clemontine Washington and the outgoing Miss Midway LaKretia Clancy had the honor of crowning this year’s winner.

Miss Midway represents the city at official events.

The new Miss Midway is a sixth-grader at Faith Baptist Christian Academy. She attends Hinesville First United Methodist Church. Her hobbies include horseback riding, volleyball and participating in drama/fine arts. Her goal is to become a teacher or a veterinarian.  She is the daughter of Bobby and Kim Ryon. She was escorted by her father.

The first runner up was Diamond Richardson, an eighth-grader at Midway Middle School. She attends Sunbury Missionary Baptist Church and enjoys singing, reading, playing softball and basketball. Her goal is to become a U.S. Air Force officer. She is the daughter of Davis and Felicia Richardson, and was escorted by her brother, Kenyan.

Second runner-up was Deja Hines, a seventh-grader at Midway Middle. She attends Midway First Presbyterian Church and enjoys playing sports with family members, singing in her church choir and being a member of its praise dance team. Her goal is to become a doctor. She is the daughter of David Hines and Stephanie Braxton. She was escorted by her father.

The girls did not compete for prizes for themselves. They and their parents collected funds for the Midway/Riceboro Branch Library. The contestant who collected the most money won the crown. A total of $2,000 was collected.

Participants were Liberty Elementary students Trey Proman and Andrea Lewis and Savannah State University freshman Charzetta Quarterman. Adult participants were Cynthia Gates, Venus Quarterman, Councilman Levern Clancy Jr. and Betsy Stow, who is Liberty area coordinator for the Live Oak Public Library. Venus and Sally Quarterman, members of the mayor’s volunteer committee, organized of the event.  Barbara Stimmel, Midway’s representative on the library board, coordinated the reception.

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