Two Miss Lander University Winners in 2013 Miss South Carolina Pageant

July 03, 2013
Kaitlin Stowe
Kaitlin Paige Stowe, of Gaston, waves to the crowd after being crowned Miss Lander University 2013.
Pasha and Heather
Heather Madden, of Simpsonville, left, was recently named Miss Greenville Scottish Games Teen 2013, while Pasha Franklin, of Columbia, was crowned Miss Greenville Scottish Games 2013. (Photo by David Poleski)
Junior mass communication major Kaitlin Stowe, of Gaston, the reigning Miss Lander  University, and Pasha Franklin, of Columbia, Miss Lander University of 2010, will be among those competing for the crown.

Franklin, a mass communication major who graduated from Lander in 2012, qualified for this year's pageant by virtue of being named Miss Greenville Scottish Games 2013.

Two contestants in the Miss South Carolina Teen Pageant have Lander ties, too.

Katie Laken Weeks, the reigning Miss Columbia Teen, is the daughter of 1992 Lander graduate Nancy Cowart Weeks; and Heather Madden, of Simpsonville, who qualified for the state pageant by winning this year's Miss Greenville Scottish Games Teen Pageant, is the daughter of 1990 Lander graduate Kim Madden and 1991 Lander graduate Jeff Madden.

This year's Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen will be crowned Saturday, July 13, at the Township Auditorium in Columbia.