2017-06-16 / Front Page

Dreher graduate to compete for Miss South Carolina

Contributed by Nancy Bradley

Ali Bradley Ali Bradley Ali Bradley, who grew up in Heathwood, was recently crowned Miss Fountain Inn, 2017.

Ali is the daughter of Nancy and Ren Bradley and a graduate of Dreher High School where she held the title of Miss Blue Devil 2013.

Ali graduated from Oklahoma City University in May with a bachelor of fine arts in acting. Ali studied acting, dance, and voice while at OCU, and prior to college, she danced with Columbia Ballet School, Broadway Bound Musical Theatre Company, and Dreher Dance Company.

Ali is active in the Miss America Organization and competed in the 2016 Miss South Carolina Pageant, where she placed in the top 15 overall, and in the top 10 for fundraising for the Children’s Miracle Network.

Ali was also awarded the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award for community service at the Miss South Carolina Pageant in 2016.

Ali invites her neighbors and friends to help support her fundraising efforts for The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. This is a fundraiser she is passionate about since she was a premature baby and wore a heart monitor until she was nine months. Donations stay local and help families in South Carolina. Her goal for 2017 is to raise $5,000. Friends and neighbors can show their support and contribute to her page at www.missamericaforkids.org/ Donate/alibradley.

Ali will also be raffling off a USC baseball poster based off donations, so make sure to follow her Miss Fountain Inn page on Facebook for more details.

Ali appears at local community events, including school programs, fashion shows, grand openings, conventions, local pageants, or birthday parties.

To invite Ali to attend an event, please contact her director Michelle LaStringer, 864-350-9344, michellelastringer@aol.com.

The 2017 Miss South Carolina Pageant will be held at Township Auditorium June 20-22 (prelims), June 23 (teen), and June 24 (Miss) Finals.

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