Hampton County
                Watermelon Festival

      June 18th - 26th, 2016
                            2016 Festival Theme:
Honoring Our Linemen
                          Those who light up our county

 Check out current Festival news below!

                 Hampton County Watermelon Festival Committee    

                                       2015 Watermelon Festival Queens
            Miss Hampton County                                                                                       Miss Teen Hampton County 
        Watermelon Festival 2015                                                                                      Watermelon Festival 2015
Hannah Michelle Stanley                                             Emily Caroline Wilson
       2015 Watermelon Festival "Belles" & "Beaus"    
Back Row:(left to right) Will Holland, Parker Rentz, Faith Breland, Emily Wall, Marllie Deloach, MaryBeth Hiers, Maddy Terry, Adrienne Gantt, Anna Gooding, Ali Pittinger, Leanora Bishop, Sarah Gohagan, Julianna Pittinger, Christy Rooker, Emily Wilson, DeKelly Pittinger, Tristan Davis Middle Row: Madelyn Corbin, Caroline Altman, Alexis Brunson, Lainey Johnson, Windee Hill, Kenzie Hiers Front Row: Cameron Poston, Jack Benson, Jamie Padgett, Matthew AltmanNot pictured: Robbie Poston, Brittany Kinard, Leanna Tebeau, Michael Cook


   2015 Watermelon Festival News

         Committee Names 2015
                       Festival Queens

 Posted 5.10.15
HAMPTON- The applications have been turned in and the committee has made their decision on this year’s Miss Hampton County Watermelon Festival and Teen Miss. The 2015 Miss Hampton County Watermelon Festival is Hannah Michelle Stanley with Emily Caroline Wilson being named 2015 Teen Miss Hampton County Watermelon Festival.
    Hannah, a Hampton resident and 18 year old Wade Hampton senior, is very involved in school and community organizations and events that include the Wade Hampton Beta and Interact Clubs. During her high school career, Hannah also performed as a cheerleader and a member of both the cross country and varsity soccer teams.
     Academically, Hannah has won the Academic Excellence Award at Wade Hampton each year of her high school career. She has also been named a Columbia College Scholar and University of South Carolina-Aiken Scholar. Hannah plans to attend USC-Columbia where she wants to earn a bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Psychology before continuing on to a master’s degree before becoming a Clinical Psychologist. Hannah hopes to someday open her own mental health facility to “help others who may not be able to help themselves.”
     Hannah holds three other crowns as well. In 2013 she was named Sophomore Class Queen, Prom Princess (11th grade), and 2015 Wade Hampton Homecoming Queen. Hannah is the daughter of Michael and Michelle Stanley.
     Emily is a 17-year old Wade Hampton High School junior who lives near Lake Warren State Park.
     Emily is also very active at Wade Hampton and in the community. As a junior, academically Emily has been named a Palmetto Girls State Delegate, Class Vice-President and Beta Club Secretary. In 2013 and 2014 Emily received the Academic Excellence Award and was a Sophomore Advisor (10the grade). Athletically, Emily has performed as All Region soccer, volleyball and cross country participant and Lower State track & field qualifier.
     In the community, Emily has served well, too. She has served as a Hampton County Watermelon Festival “Melon Bell”, has helped with community food and blood drives, Relay for Life, reading books to Brunson Elementary students and the list goes on. Emily also participates regularly at her church.
     Emily also makes “Bangle Bracelets” and sells them, giving 10% of her income to local missions.
    The new Teen Miss has plans for after high school hoping to attend Clemson University where she wants to major in Business Management. She wants to become an entrepreneur involved in community development.”I have seen the opportunities and challenges of living in a rural community. I would like to play a role in highlighting the positive aspects of the Lowcountry.”
     Emily is the daughter of Nathan and Kay Wilson.









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