Crest choir director is 2nd-runner up in Miss North Carolina pageant

Julia DeSerio won the red carpet competition at the Miss North Carolina Pageant.

When Julia DeSerio graduated from Gardner-Webb College and got employed as choir director at Crest Center Faculty, she assumed she’d arrived. 

Rising up in a two-bed room South Carolina mill home with 4 siblings, she had a perception of pleasure for what she’d attained, however it’d occur with a price tag. 

She’d racked up $50,000 in student personal loan credit card debt, but like most, she planned to chip absent at it. 

A nudge from a mentor from higher school brought up an notion DeSerio hadn’t regarded. Why not get a shot in a pageant that provides scholarship money? 

That considered has led to two crowns in 4 many years and second runner up in the Pass up North Carolina Pageant. 

“Any possibility for me to get up on phase and sing, I like to do that,” she explained. “To do that, get paid scholarship revenue and give back to the group that has approved me, I was just hooked.”