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WIPL Scholar earns Miss Coastal crown

Miss Coastal, Savannah Thompson

Current WIPL scholarship recipient Shannon C. Kelahan-Pierson was crowned Miss Coastal Carolina University on Oct. 27. She is a sophomore marine science major from Phoenix, Ariz. 

In addition to a $500 cash prize, Kelahan-Pierson hosted the opening day of the 2013 Homecoming Talent Show Extravaganza. She will also have the opportunity to compete in the Miss South Carolina Pageant in July 2014.  

The Miss Coastal Carolina University pageant raised $500 for the Children’s Miracle Network.

Including Kelahan-Pierson, 25 CCU students have recieved WIPL scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year. 

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(Pictured) Kelahan-Pierson celebrates with Savannah Thompson, daughter of WIPL President Marjorie Thompson and Lance Thompson, after being crowned Miss Coastal Carolina University.