Erika Powell, a 2007 Furman graduate, has been named Miss South Carolina USA 2012. She was crowned Sunday night at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.
Powell, who a voice performance major at the university, will represent South Carolina at the Miss USA 2012 pageant next summer in at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. It will not be her first national pageant. In 2006, she represented South Carolina in the Miss America pageant, where she was a top 10 finalist and preliminary talent winner.