Donalsonville’s Abigail Grantham, a Junior Elementary/Collaborative Education major at Troy University, was crowned as the 50th Miss Troy University on Saturday, October 29th.
Eight students competed in the pageant, which was held in Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus. Candidates were judged on private interview, an on-stage question and social impact initiative speech, talent, and evening gown walk.
Miss Grantham commented, “Last semester when I competed, I earned first runner-up and tied for the talent award with the contestant that won Miss Troy University 2022. This year, I won the talent award and the social impact initiative speech award as well as the Miss Troy University 2023 crown.”
For her talent she performed the vocal selection, “Any Man of Mine,” by Shania Twain.
As the winner, Grantham receives a $7,500 yearly tuition scholarship to Troy, along with numerous other gifts donated by local merchants. She will now have the opportunity to represent Troy University at the Miss Alabama Pageant in next Summer. Finals night for Miss Alabama will be held on July 1st, 2023 at the Wright Center in Birmingham, Alabama.
Grantham added, “I am so excited to get the opportunity to continue to spread awareness for the Make-A-Wish Foundation as well as represent the student body of Troy University for the duration of my reign. I could not have accomplished this huge goal of mine without the support of my family and all of my supporters in Donalsonville. The Tiny Miss Seminole County that I was in 2007 is ecstatic about the 21-year-old Abigail being crowned Miss Troy University.”
Abigail, a Seminole County High School Graduate and former Miss Donalsonville, is the daughter of Holley and Bradley Grantham, and the granddaughter of Sylvia and Marlon James, and Becky and Billy Grantham of Donalsonville.