BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Two Sylacauga natives and Sylacauga High School graduates were ranked among the top 12 semifinalists in this year’s Miss Alabama competition in Birmingham.
Caitlyn McTier, Miss Hoover, a former Miss Sylacauga and a University of Alabama graduate, finished as fourth runner-up. McTier and Ibby Dickson, current Miss Sylacauga and a University of Alabama student, were among the semifinalists.
Of the 39 contestants, Lauren Bradford of Gulf Shores, Miss Jefferson County and a graduate student at Vanderbilt University, was crowned the new Miss Alabama and will represent the state in the Miss America competition in December.
Saturday night’s finale at the historic Alabama Theatre was preceded by preliminary competition on Thursday and Friday.
Miss Alabama has won three Miss America titles in the program’s 99-year history. The Miss America program is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
The not-for-profit Miss Alabama organization awards college scholarships to the state’s outstanding young women.