It is time to say goodbye to Brooke Allender, our 2014
SCWQ, and welcome Sydney Ford as the new 2015
SCWQ. Brooke did an outstanding job of representing
our association at Nationals and we wish her the very best
with her future endeavors.
Sydney is from Gaffney, S.C. and is the daughter of Janice Ford and the late Billy D. Ford. She is a 20 year old
junior at The University of South Carolina majoring in
Public Relations with a minor in Political Science. She is
currently a page for the S.C. State House Ways and Means
Committee. Sydney’s scholastic achievements include
Palmetto Fellow Scholarship, Dean’s Scholar Award,
Capstone Scholars Program, University 101 Peer Leader,
Chi Omega Sorority, Alpha Lamba Delta Honor Society
and Palmetto Girls State. After graduation, Sydney plans
to apply to law school and eventually work in media law
or within the government.
The S.C. Watermelon Association Convention was a
huge success this year raising over $220,000 at the annual auction in Columbia, S.C. Educational programs
as well as fun events were a hit with those in attendance
and President, Angela Chappell of Coosaw Farms,
passed the gavel along to Scotty Sandifer of Sandifer
& Sons in Blackville, S.C. Scotty and wife, Kitty, are
looking forward to the next two years and leading our
association to continued success.
Sydney began her travels by attending the Georgia Convention in Sea Island, Georgia and then it was on to the
Illiana Convention in French Lick, Indiana. She is also
planning to attend the N.C. Convention in Wrightsville
Upcoming promotions for the S.C. Queen include the
Commissioner’s Cup BBQ Competition in Columbia,
S.C. on March 27th-28th, as well as the S.C. Cooper
River Bridge Run on March 26th-March 29th in Charleston, S.C. This function is sponsored by Bi-Lo and attending Queens will be present at the Expo as well as the
bridge run that includes 40,000 runners and an estimated
150,000 spectators. Many thanks go to the Coordinators
and Queens who will be coming to help with the event.
Sydney, as well as first-runner up, Victoria Coleman, are
looking forward to attending the Queen Training Session
in Raleigh, N.C. on April 10th-12th. This event is being
sponsored by Bayer and the NWPB. We look forward to
another productive training session as in years past.
We are looking forward to the coming year and hope that
you will contact us with any events or requests that you
S.C. Promotions Coordinator
Ready for the final night of competition.
SC Board Members and their new queen.
Welcome Sydney Ford, 2015
Enjoying the beautiful scenery in Palm Springs.
Georgia Convention, Sea Island, Georgia.
Sydney and Ann
on their first
official trip to
Georgia Convention, Sea Island, Georgia
Past queens passing the crown.
Ross Chastain with the watermelon girls.
California. Sydney with her happy mom, Janice Ford.
2015 SCWA Contestants.
for evening gown