SPCHS Senior Grace McLoughlin crowned 61st Camellia Queen by Biloxi Lions Club

Congratulations to SPCHS Class of 2019 Member Grace McLoughlin for recently being crowned Camellia Queen!

The Biloxi Lions Club has been established for more than 80 years and is highly involved in community outreach and development along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Grace, Chloe Cooper and Jamie Stanovich competed in the pageant on Saturday, January 19. The pageant is open to young women between the ages of 15 and 19 years who competed in a personal interview and an on stage poise and personality competition. For winning, Grace received a $1,000 scholarship to the college of her choice.

On the pageant, Grace says, “During the interview portions, I was asked questions about myself, but also about my opinions on certain things. I was asked to talk about a controversial topic in the news today, and I discussed how my friends were on March for Life and my hope for the overturning of Roe v. Wade. As the Camellia Queen, I plan on attending all the future service events for the Lions Club.”

Grace’s sponsor for the pageant was Mrs. Vicki Gryder. She said, “I taught Grace Algebra I in the eighth grade. In seeing her potential as a student, I’d like to say I was one of her many cheerleaders from that point on to her senior year. Grace has outer beauty, but most important, she has an inner beauty and a tremendous love for God. This is what inspired me to use my business as a realtor for Fidelis Realty to sponsor her as a Camellia Queen contestant….and she won!”

Photos can be found below!