Samantha Monteith crowned Miss NGU

TIGERVILLE, S.C. – Megan Lindler, Miss North Greenville University 2014, passed her crown to Samantha Monteith from Pooler, GA, at the 61st annual Miss NGU Pageant on Saturday, Oct. 18 in Turner Chapel.

Monteith won a $1,000 scholarship and will compete next summer in the Miss South Carolina Pageant.

The first runner-up honor and talent award went to Miranda Gilbert from Chesnee, S.C. 

Shiobhan Fraser from Duluth, GA, won the physical fitness award and was named second runner-up.

Katelyn Styles from Travelers Rest was named third runner-up, and Valerie Bostick from Greenville placed fourth. 

Other contestants who received accolades: Amber Martin from Lithonia, GA, was named most photogenic; Laura Harrison from Landrum was given the community spirit award; and Lindsey Welkner from Easley was given the congeniality award. 

Contestants were judged according to a private interview, sportswear/physical fitness, onstage questions, artistic expression, and presence and poise. The interview portion of the competition was completed prior to the pageant ceremony.